Epic Recs: September 2014

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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:

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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.

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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!

Judith is a 21 year old book blogger and reviewer, English student, part time magazine editor, compulsive book buyer, aspiring writer, proud book pusher, founder of Paper Riot and co-founder of the Recaptains. She is kind of addicted to Twitter. More?

8 Responses to “Epic Recs: September 2014”

  1. EPIC RECS OMG! SUPER PUMPED UP SUPER EXCITED!

  2. Leah says:

    THIS MAKES ME SO HAPPY. (& omg get off the computer and read TKaM!)

  3. Wren says:

    I so want to do this! I have recommended so many books to my friends over the years. This would be amazing. Sadly…I don’t know who to work with… Any takers?
    Ehem.
    Book blogger looking for YA dystopian book recs.
    Is willing to be friends for digital cupcakes.
    (wink wonk)

  4. Oh. This is such a cool idea.

    I wouldn’t mind joining. I am quite busy this month with two ARCs and two R2Rs, but I’d love to participate.

    Erin @ The Hardcover Lover

  5. Ahh, this idea seems so unique and cool! I’m in the process of trying to convince my book blogging friend Alexa to do this with me in October xD We’re both poor from buying books this month and can’t afford it, lmao. This is such a good idea though. There are so many books that I want to make her read (;

    I’ll definitely be doing this one day!

  6. I love Epic Recs. Book pushing!!! Anyway, my epic recs partner and I haven’t been recommending each other books for a while (before Epic Recs went on a hiatus) and we are starting again this month. Funny coincidence that Epic Recs is also officially back this month! :D Also, yes for The Luxe! Love that series (and rich people drama!).

  7. Alexa S. says:

    Just One Day! Open Road Summer! Those are two of my all-time favorite novels, so I hope Amber does read them and enjoy them (whether it’s in September or not) ;)

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