January 6, 2015 • Cee • Recommendations

epicrecs

* The lovely banner was created by Charlotte with the resources I bestowed onto her.

Epic Recs is hosted by the lovely Judith (Paper Riot) and Amber (Books of Amber). It is a feature where each month, you and your partner force a book onto each other, or to put it nicely, recommend one to read. My partner in crime will be the one-and-only Charlotte of The Simple Tales. Let the fun (*ahem* pain) begin!

Charlotte and I have decided to take part in Epic Recs! HOORAY! It makes sense for us because I recommend Charlotte A LOT of books, but I don’t think she has (well, maybe she has, but I don’t actually read her recommendations). I guess this is sort of our way to ensure that I actually read the stuff she’s recommending me.

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For the first Epic Recs, I am recommending The Boyfriend List by E. Lockhart, which I absolutely adored, to Charlotte! What made this book awesome are two things: 1. the way it’s written is creative and fun (there’s footnotes and lists and awesomeness!), and 2. the main character is hilarious! Her voice is what kept me going because I’m pretty sure I would’ve wanted to DNF if I hated everything she said. When I finished this book, I was completely delighted by everything about it. The Boyfriend List has the perfect balance of lightness and heaviness that I want in contemporary YA that focuses on high school dramas. And Charlotte is gonna read this. Yesssssssss.

Charlotte recommended me Vicious by V.E. Schwab. You can read her reasons why she recommended me this book. I’m extremely excited since I’ve been wanting to read this book like forever, but it always seemed like I never had the time. How can I say no to supervillains? THEY ARE EVERYTHING. So January 2015 is the month when I’ll finally get to read it! YESSSSS. What an awesome book to kick off the start of my first Epic Recs!

What do you think about our recommendations? Can you believe I still haven’t read Vicious? 

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4 Responses to “EPIC RECS | January 2015”

  1. Thanks for stopping by today, Cee! I’m loving your little corner of the internet! This is such a cute blog! :)

    While I haven’t read either one of these recommendations, I think The Boyfriend List is something I’d actually enjoy — especially on a warm, sunny day. Though I’m not too big on high school dramas, you do mention depth, so that’s great to know + the humor! You had me at hilarious! Adding this to my TBR pronto!

    And hey, you’re not the only one who hasn’t read Vicious yet! This year will have to be the year — for the two of us! Enjoy the adventure. :)

  2. First off, I love the font that you chose for the the epic recs and for your names! It’s so cool haha. And, wow The Boyfriend List sounds awesome! I have not read any of her books, but I think I’ll dive into We Were Liars first then TBL. It sounds like a light, summer contemporary read. I’m not sure whether I want to read Vicious even though I heard nothing but good things about it.

  3. I’m doing this in January, too :) I’m going to be reading The Girl of Fire and Thorns and I picked Falling Kingdoms for my partner.

    Vicious sounds incredible! I haven’t read a book by Victoria Schwab yet, but I definitely want to. The Boyfriend List looks adorable, as well. I’m looking forward to seeing your thoughts on Vicious :)

  4. I saw something on twitter about Charlotte recommending you Vicious. GAH I HOPE YOU LOVE IT BECAUSE THAT BOOK WAS JUST AMAZING. Solidified my love for Schwab, tbh.

    And what is this Lockhart book that I’ve yet to hear of? *off to GR*


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