bev is in a book funk, and she needs our help to choose out of these:

by Maryse on October 14, 2017 · 14 comments

in Book Recommendations

Yep. It’s true. Our beloved book-crew member bev, hasn’t read in weeks. She’s in a book-funk. How could this be???

bev: Just in a massive slump. *shrug* We need to try and get everyone together for an epic br before the year ends. Where is Fabi? MichelleS? What’s coming down the line we can all jump into blind? Roll the dice?

Kooloo: …for those who are struggling in Book Slump-Land why not take a break from your regularly scheduled genres *gasps and booing from the audience* Now now just wait hear me before you condemn me! Lol. I’m telling you from experience it makes you appreciate what you love about reading even more. TRUST Me So where does one start well why not try what I call “The Jason Bourne-like genre” and my personal favourite *trumpets blast* “Orphan X” by Gregg Hurwitz You can thank me later ;)

bev: Lol. I do do that sometimes to get out of a slump. In fact have read that book. And the first, and maybe the second?, Bourne book by Ludlum. All good reads. I have a few whispering to me… we will see.

I’m in!!! Weren’t we supposed to buddy-read There’s Someone Inside Your House?? This is the perfect month for that!! :D

But bev’s book-funk is so… off the wall for me, right now. She’s ALWAYS one of our biggest book finders and she has excellent book taste (tends towards the deep and emotive) and  ALWAYS finds us sharp, emotional, poignant (and sometimes hilarious) treasures. Just to give you an idea of bev’s reading style: Reader Favorites – bev’s Top Fourteen Reads for 2015

But I get it. bev, it happens to all of us. It’s why I’ve branched out so much in the last year or so, into other genres that still have that “love-story” aspect, but that explore all sorts of other kinds of thrills, too.

Okay so, maybe we can lend bev a hand? It’s a hard decision because every book she’s trying to choose from sounds AWESOME.

She asks:

bev: Hey, you ladies want to hello? Books I’m thinking of trying to read this week……one, I’ll choose one. Want to help me choose?

1. The Accident Season by Moira Fowley-Doyle.

2. Under a Sardinian Sky by Sara Alexander.

3.Wild Beauty by Anna-Marie McLemore.

4. Roses and Rot by Kat Howard

5. What the Librarian Did by Karina Bliss

Or a re read of Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier.

Whatever it is I am giving myself the week to read it.

Maryse: bev… now I have to look up each one of those books!! Mostly all of ‘em are new to me. Although… more treasures to discover so I’m into the research!

Leslie: Bev, What the Librarian Did. That cover!! Hee hee :)

Tasha: Wild Beauty

Maryse: First: If I can remember correctly, I read the Librarian one back in 2011 and liked it. I remember the feel of it, for the most part, anyway. For some reason I don’t have a review? And second: Okay ALL of these sound awesome!!!!!

I mean… I can’t choose. Right off bat, The Accident Season had me (that whole “accidents“… and the way it hinted at not what they’d be expecting!!!), but Sardinian Sky has that forbidden love aspect…. Roses and Rot sounds all sorts of abusive, and then of course Wild Beauty with that love-curse… and that mysterious boy.

AHHHHH ALL SOUND EXACTLY like what I’d love. *sigh* WHICH ONE????? I’m going with Sardinian Sky for the angsty aspect. But they all sound loaded in angst-potential. :D !!!!

Kooloo: Bev, Roses and Rot has my vote! BUT that Librarian book definitely win for best cover!!!!

See???? Even in her book-funk, she still finds us awesome-sounding books.

So what do you guys think? Which one should bev read next to get her back in reading mode?


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{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

Holly October 14, 2017 at 8:07 PM

Where did the author Charlotte Featherstone go?

bev October 14, 2017 at 8:09 PM

Well, this is unexpected.

And yes a Halloween be of There’s Someone Inside Your House. I’m holding you and Amy to it…..

Jan October 14, 2017 at 9:24 PM

Hi bev! *waves* Hope your book slump hell is over soon. I like the look of Under A Sardinian Sky for you. Great time and place setting. Plot sounds intriguing. Published this year. It has potential IMO.

Kelly October 14, 2017 at 9:51 PM

Bev, have you tried The Reluctant Socialite? The Muse or Breaking Giants? All 3 are written by L. M. Halloran. She is one of my new fave authors.

Leslie M October 15, 2017 at 7:49 AM

Bev, this may sound weird, but do you do audiobooks? Sometimes it helps me out of slump if I switch to audio version while doing something else (cleaning, cooking, driving etc). Maybe because my focus is divided and I am not just concentrating on the book?

bev October 15, 2017 at 8:41 AM

Jan, It does sound good and love the cover too. You and Maryse make two votes….so may be what I read. Probably one page a day, lol.

Kelly, I haven’t. I will look her up.

bev October 15, 2017 at 8:46 AM

Leslie, sometimes. Have I mentioned my love of Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe as narrated by Lin Manuel Miranda yet? ;)

I usually, in a slump, gravitate to other forms of storytelling. Right now music. Sometimes podcasts. And some shows. Just this slump is going on and on. And on. I usually have mini ones, but it will come back around.

D.G. October 15, 2017 at 9:13 AM

Hi Bev! The Accident Season sounds very intriguing…irregardless of which you choose, I hope you find that one that is a page turner five star read!

Leslie M October 15, 2017 at 10:01 AM

Lin Manuel Miranda is a cutie-pie, Bev. I KNOW you love his narration.

Sometimes slumps just need time…I am sure you will find your reading mojo soon.

Maybe some Sherlock re-runs in the meantime??

bev October 15, 2017 at 10:08 AM

Sherlock! See, just another way to get some great storytelling and characters. I am behind in that show….so very possible.

TH, yes. Just the joy of getting caught up in the story is what I miss. It will come back.

bev October 15, 2017 at 10:09 AM

TH??? My phone should know DG by now.

Kooloo October 15, 2017 at 8:26 PM

I totes agree with Leslie! You girls should try the Audiobook version of “There’s Someone Inside Your House” I put the seed up to 1.5 and it played like a movie in my head lol

Leslie M October 16, 2017 at 8:44 AM

Yes, “movie in head”. That’s what audiobooks feel like to me. You do need to fuss with speed though to get it just right.

Diane M October 16, 2017 at 3:56 PM

Bev! Aristotle and Dante is my next audio!! I’m so excited, had no idea Lin Manual narrated. Did you read Simon vs the Homosapiens agenda? LOVED that one.

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