2011-10-17

Kindred Reads {9}

Kindred Reads is my weekly feature where I recommend similar books. These books contain similar elements, whether it's content, writing style, or other themes found in the novels. They are always books which I have read, and clicking on the title of the book will take you to my review of that book (if I have reviewed it) or the Goodreads page (for those not yet reviewed). They aren't always books that I've loved, but always include reasons why I'm recommending them for specific similarities.

This is something that I personally wish I saw more of; after reading a book I enjoy, I often want to read similar books but they can be hard to discover! I've had a couple people ask about making this a public meme, so I'm now including a linky list for you to link to your post now too. Also, please note the permanent name change for this feature! Feel free to recommend some books you think fit nicely together and share your post here :)

This week, I'm recommending books that are all about growing up and self-discovery. And these picks are some of the best in the business- extremely talented writing, and expressive stories which are easy to relate to.

If you like...

Anna & the French Kiss or Lola & the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins



Stephanie Perkins is best known for her romancic boys and scenes so worthy of swooning, but I think something equally important about her books is how accurately she captures important life transformations and coming to terms with yourself. Something that I truly believe is important for everyone to read about.

Then you might want to consider reading...

The Truth about Forever (or ANY other others) by Sarah Dessen

The Truth about Forever was the first book I ever read by Sarah Dessen, and where I ultimately fell in love with her books. This is still one of my annual re-reads (another is This Lullaby), because of how much it impacted me when I was younger and continues to do so to this day. Sarah's books are always fantastic because of how her characters evolve and mature through hard trials.










I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You (Gallagher Girls #1) by Ally Carter

Another of my favourite series is the Gallagher Girls, one that I feel is often overlooked! It's a great series, packed with humour and adventure, but Cammie just changes SO much during the course of the books. As a girl who often feels hidden in the shadows, it's great to see her learn to adapt to the changes and surprises she encounters in her life.


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1 comment:

Mocha ღ Latte(Cupcake and a Latte) said...

I haven't read I'd Tell You I Love you but I love anything and EVERYTHING Sarah Dessen =)

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