Reader Question – What are bev’s latest book recommendations?

by Maryse on July 13, 2017 · 3 comments

in Book Recommendations, Reader Questions

Parul just might be our fellow crew-member, bev’s, book twin, ’cause she’s loved bev’s recommendations so far. And now, she requests more.

So I figured if there are others out there that love the same genre of books that bev do, I’d post this list for all to see. :D

She asked:

Hi Maryse, I’ve been following your blog for quite a few many years. I particularly have enjoyed Bev’s favorite books – I think her tastes are quite similar to mine.

I was wondering if there are any new book recommendations from her as I am in kind of a book funk right now.

Thanks for all your help!

And bev came to the rescue!!!

“For me? I’m smiling in evil glee and hiding under my covers in nerves all at the same time. That is very sweet, Parul. Also, you then need to toss in some recs.

This is a bit hard as I’m not sure what books Parul specifically liked so I’m just throwing a mix out there.
I’ve been on a YA kick, just got into audible in the form of nonfiction and a few of my best reads have been M/M this year so newer recs are going to reflect that.”

Here are her recommendations:

The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Makenzie Lee is a fun historical romp.

When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandyha Menon is a feel good sweet YA contemporary romance.

Yes Please by Amy Poehler was an audible listen. It was funny and honest.

Speaking of audible Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz is beautifully written. On top of that it is brilliantly narrated by Lin Manuel Miranda.

Bitter Legacy by Dal MacLean is a mystery/police procedure with a romance. I really liked the MC.

White Hot: A Hidden Legacy Novel by Ilona Andrews. It is the second in their Hidden Legacy series. The third and final book should come out this month. The first book, to me, was even a little bit better.

Pretty Face (London Celebrities) by Lucy Parker was a good solid contemporary with likable characters. I liked Act Like It better but this was a fun read.

Wintersong: A Novel by S. Jae Jones. I can’t call this a romance though a sequel is coming……so maybe at some point? But it is a wonderfully written atmospheric and slightly dark fantasy.


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bev July 13, 2017 at 1:37 PM


How pretty. Most of those have good covers.

Right now I’m not reading as much because I keep listening to the Hamilton cast album.
It tells a good story that actually invokes lots of feelings.

Jean July 14, 2017 at 8:53 AM

I loved Act Like It based on your recommendation bev, so I need to read Pretty Face now!

bev July 15, 2017 at 2:46 PM

Yes Jean you do.
Then next summer we will go watch a play in London.
Or a musical if still there….

Then we will meet up with Paula and have tea before stalking Judi Dench, k?

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