Oh hi, remember this? Amber and I used to do this thing called Epic Recs where we challenged each other to read a certain book each month, and then everyone joined in and it was super fun, and then we… stopped? The thing is, we got really busy, I kind of forgot about it, and one thing led to another (not in that way) and suddenly, Epic Recs was gone. Except not really, because we’re back. We both like to force people to read books, so this is still the best excuse to test our book pushing. Also there have been some enthusiastic and rather threatening comments in the past couple of weeks, so you guys clearly like this feature. Welcome (back) to the book pushing book club!
Even though we said we recommend a book per month to each other, this month is going to be a little different for Amber and me. The thing is that we haven’t alway been reading our recs, even though this is our own feature and all that. We have declared September “catch-up month” (of course, you can just keep on rec’ing one book this month) which means we are each going to read the four books we haven’t yet. Between Amber’s work and my university and the crazy month that September is for review copies, I can already tell this is going to be very successful. (Ahem.) But I do have some amazing looking books to read so I’m hoping to get to all of them. Also, I need Amber to read Open Road Summer already. Here’s what’s up:
My recs for Amber
This month Amber needs to read Just One Day by Gayle Forman, because it is such a beautiful story of finding yourself (and not just about romance, thank you very much). This story really resonated with me, so I’m a bit worried to see if she will like it. She also needs to read More Than This by Patrick Ness, which I’m sure she will like because she is obsessed with Patrick Ness. I rec’ed The Luxe by Anna Godbersen because we both like rich people drama and I thoroughly enjoyed The Luxe when I read it a couple of years ago. And, of course, Open Road Summer by Emery Lord, because THAT FRIENDSHIP.
Amber’s recs for me
Amber is making me read To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, which I already started once but gave up on. She loves this a whole lot and I know absolutely nothing about it. I also have to read The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller, which I think is about Achilles falling in love with his best friend and ancient history, yayyyy. I know nothing about Between the Lines by Tammara Webber, but Amber told me it’s really good and she really enjoys Tammara Webber’s books. Finally, I am most excited to finally read Vicious by V.E. Schwab, because omg villains!
If you want to join Epic Recs, link up below! What are the rules? 1) Find a friend you want to recommend books to (or two friends, or three friends, etc.) If you can’t find someone on your own, you can use the #EpicRecs hashtag to ask around, and we’ll try to help you find someone. 2) Link up your Epic Recs post at the beginning of each month (stating what you are planning to read, who Epic Rec’d it and what they are reading in return). You are welcome to request a new partner every month. But if you partnership doesn’t work out, you are responsible for telling your partner this. We are not a dating service that breaks up for you. 3) It’s your party! You are welcome to participate every month or just once. It’s totally up to you. You are allowed to deny recs, as long as you and your partner are okay with it. This is totally up to you!