Book Recs for Summer

The weather is warm, the sun is shining, the cicadas are finally dying – it’s the perfect time to sit outside and enjoy a good book! (Because God knows I can’t actually focus when I have to worry about cicadas dive-bombing me). 

If you are searching for the perfect summer read, look no further! I’ve compiled a list of fun books that are perfect for reading under the summer sun.

Also please note that although I wrote down trigger warnings as I remembered them, it’s been a long time since I read some of these, and I definitely could have missed some things.

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My Favorite Book Covers

Hello all! I am headed into a very busy couple of weeks (and a reading slump, tbh), so I figured it would be a good time for me to share this post I wrote a couple of weeks ago about some of my favorite book covers!

We all say not to do it, but I am just as guilty as anybody of judging a book by its cover. Pretty cover? I’m much more likely to pick it up. Not so pretty? Eh. For example, I love illustrated romance covers, but the second you give me a romance cover with a picture of two half-naked people on it? Immediate aversion. (Although that might be my internalized misogyny that degrades romance novels talking (I still don’t like them though, they aren’t pretty.))

I wanted to have some fun today by highlighting some of my favorite pretty book covers! The rules? None! It is purely based on aesthetics. These are just my favorite covers, and all of this is in good fun!

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Book Recs Based on your Favorite 2000s Nostalgia Film

Who doesn’t love a good 2000s film? We all have that favorite movie from our childhood that we watched over and over and that partially consumed our identities at the age of 12. Right? I am here to give you book recommendations that you will like if you liked those movies!

In hopes that you will find at least one book on this list that sounds interesting, I have included a mix of young adult and adult books, although they are all contemporary because the movies are as well. So read on!

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Why you shouldn’t read the “Bridgerton” books, and what to read Instead

Hello lovely readers! As I’m sure many did, I binged the entirety of Bridgerton in just a couple of days.  In case you’ve been living under a rock for the last two months, Bridgerton is a Netflix original TV series set in Regency London, and follows eight alphabetically named siblings and their romantic exploits. The first season, which premiered on Netflix in December, follows Daphne Bridgerton. The series is based on the similarly named book series by Julia Quinn, and the first season is based on the first book, The Duke and I. I had a fun time watching the show, and being an avid reader, I had the foresight to put a hold on the first three Bridgerton books at my local library. The hold came in in January, and I immediately started reading them.

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