Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Book Bloggers Recommend Valentines Reads | 2017 Edition

Hi everyone! I wanted to start a new series on my blog where I work with fellow book blogger friends and we put together a list of recommendations. I had a post last year on Valentines about Recommend Valentines Reads and I wanted to do something in the same vein but hearing from all my friends. As I mention in that post, regardless of it being a Hallmark Holiday, it is actually one of my favorite days of the year. I absolutely love all the pink and red and I still write Valentines cards today for my friends. I also love making sure I am reading a ton of good romance reads that month. So leading up to the actual day, I thought I'd get a group of great book bloggers together to recommend some reads to you! :)

 Michelle at Musing Wallflower recommends.. 
"I'm not typically into fluffy romance novels with happy endings, but if I were to recommend a Valentine's Day read, it would definitely be The Improbable Theory of Ana and Zak by Brian Katcher. Ana and Zak follows both protagonists throughout the book. Ana, the girl who strives for perfection for the sake of her family, and Zak, the boy who thrives in mediocrity as long as he gets to attend his favourite nerd convention every year. The two of them meet and end up having to navigate said nerd convention to find Ana's little brother before it's too late. But along the way, they get into a whole bunch of crazy shenanigans and start to see one another in a different light. I totally got on board with this YA romance novel. It perfectly captured my favourite tradition of attending annual conventions, and added a little bit of fluff to the mix, making me immediately fall for the characters and their story. If you're the kind of person who wants to read a fluffy romance tale this Valentine's but would normally rather be reading a science fiction novel, this is the perfect read!"

Jessica at The Paper Trail Diary recommends..
"I've never liked being mopey on Valentine's Day. In or out of a relationship, I've always found something cute about it, trying not to think about the commercialization of the holiday. I read P.S. I Like You in the late fall of 2016, but I feel like if I had saved it until early February, my squees would have been even louder than they were. This is a quick, adorable read and has a great book boyfriend in there waiting for you! I loved the aspect of writing love notes to each other on a classroom desk, not knowing who was writing back, and it did not disappoint. I highly recommend this when you're looking for some warm fuzzy feelings." 

Michele at Just A Lil' Lost recommends...
 "My Valentine's book pick would be Nicola Yoon's The Sun Is Also a Star. When a series of circumstances lead Natasha and Daniel to meet on the streets of NYC, it sets in motion a day that will forever change these two teenagers' lives. I absolutely adored this book, and the fact that it's based on the author's own love story with her husband makes this all the sweeter. I loved the idea of fate vs science that gets worked into the narrative. The additional asides throughout the book about the people that these two encounter throughout the day also provide some interesting insight into that very notion of "coincidence". The Sun Is Also a Star left the biggest grin on my face. The diversity, the setting and the whole story is just a delightful."

Tiff at Mostly YA Lit recommends...
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"This year, my Valentine's Day read is my favorite romance of 2016: The Hating Game by Sally Thorne. I cannot say enough about this glorious hate-to-love office romance between Lucy and Josh, two rival executive assistances at a merged publishing house. It's completely unputdownable, so sexy, funny, and unique. The writing is impressively symbolic, thoughtful, and memorable. I'll be re-reading this one for the fourth time since December before Valentine's Day!" 

Amanda at Brains, Books and Brawn recommends... 
"My favourite part of watching RomComs is the sassy, often tough-as-nails heroine. Lucky in Luck on the Line is just that. She's stubborn and a bit (a lot) of a commitment-phobe and when she meets hot, famous chef James he brings the tough side out of her in full force. They end up working together to help her mother open The Star and the rest is history! Luck on the Line mixed giving me ALL the feels with making me laugh my way to rock hard abs. I have so many witty one-liners/moments highlighted throughout my Kindle copy. I definitely recommend this if you're a fan of RomComs and are looking to swoon and laugh and be taken over by feels!" 

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I just want to take a moment to thank my fellow book blogger friends who participated in this collaboration. I only read one book out of the five recommended, so I definitely know what I'm going to be doing this week leading up to Valentine's Day! I can't wait to check out all these amazing titles. I hope that you, dear reader, will also check out these fantastic titles and go show some love at their blogs and other social media. 

Do you have any Valentine's reads that make you swoon and bring out all the feels? 
Let me know below in the comments! 

2 comments:

  1. The Hating Game is so good! Totes agree with that recommendation. :)

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    1. I will definitely pick it up soon!

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