#5Books: Some pretty damn good book recs

5books book recs for the week ending 201116

First up, LoveOzYA baby. It’s going all the way!

Second, another anthology, and God knows we need more of this diversity in our books.

Third, something entirely different: Chad Michael Murray had a dream. Yup. Three guesses where that dream ended up?

Fourth… let me ask you this: do you know your BFF? Like really? These ladies don’t.

And last, is the story of the girl in the picture.

Begin, End, Begin: A #LoveOzYA Anthology

YES. Some of Australia’s best YA authors are part of this anthology. Check it out: Amie Kaufman,  Melissa Keil, Will Kostakis, Ellie Marney, Jaclyn Moriarty, Michael Pryor, Alice Pung, Gabrielle Tozer, Lili Wilkinson and Danielle Binks. GIVE IT TO ME. NODS. 

Flying Lessons and other stories

This is an anthology done in partnership with We Love Diverse Books, with a list of amazing, diverse and best-selling YA authors. Read it people. We need this diversity.

American drifter

With that clearly creative title, CMM announces to the world that he has co-authored a book with Heather Graham (no I don’t think this Heather Graham) about an american guy drifting through Rio. And apparently he’s been searching for a story thatw ould resonate with the world’s youth… you know what, I want to laugh, but I am also painfully aware I could be very wrong about this. My curiousity has got the better of me for this one!

The Fifth Letter

A group of friends head off together for a funfilled weekend, and of course, they dare each other to write letters of their deepest secrets. Do games like this ever end well? The answer to that is a big fat no… not when one of the friends finds an extra letter, the fifth letter, almost burnt to a crisp in the fireplace, with a secret she didn’t expect. That one, like the other secrets start affecting their lives when they leave their little cocoon.  I think this sounds like a juicy character exploration of the four friends and their secrets.

The Girl in the Picture

Nicole is the geek, the girl who plays second fiddle to her popular friends… except, when the most popular boy, Chase, in school is found dead with her picture, she’s The Girl in the Picture. And, she’s the girl whose roommate and friend is Chase’s girlfriend — Lana. Which promptly means, she becomes the prime suspect. But what’s interesting, is the blurb only mentions Nicole, but the story is told her and Lana’s POV. So what does Lana have to say about all this? I don’t know something about this seems off…

Both anthologies are two books I am SO looking forward to! And, I think The Fifth Letter… I think, it’s the idea of the friends and the secrets they share…


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *