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If You Read That, Try This!

"Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home." ~ Anna Quindlen

We are back once more to give some book suggestions based off books we have read and hope you might want to check out! You know that feeling when you have finished a book you loved so much and do not know where to find a similar read? We absolutely know it too! We love going to #booktok, #bookstagram, and even Goodreads to try and help us find recommendations and suggestions based off of the books we have read. Here are some of our suggestions for books we have read, and then found something similar we loved just as much. We hope you are able to add one or even all of them to your own TBR List!

Kelli's Picks

I love reading paranormal books on witches, vampires, and other creatures so it is no surprise that I thoroughly enjoyed Crave by Tracy Wolff. It is about a group of young vampires, witches, wolves, and one girl, Grace, who is thrust into this world unexpectedly and learns that her parents lied to her her whole life about who she really is, and as she adapts to this world, she finds that she is more powerful than imaginable. As the story progresses, she truly comes into her own power and destiny, all while falling in love along the way. In comparison, A Discovery of Witches, follows Diana, who has always snubbed the power and magic of her distinguished familial witch line since she really does not seem to have much ability when it comes to magic. It turns out her parents spellbound her at a young age, trying to keep her "safe" and protected from the other witches, vampires and daemons in the world until she was old enough and found the one person who loves her, and could protect her along her journey of finding her magic.

You all know by now that I am a huge sucker for all things romance, and both of these contemporary, new adult romance series are sweet and easy reads. Both series follows a group of friends as they grow, find themselves, and fall in love along the way. In the That Boy series, we follow along with three best friends from middle school age through their adult years. Through their journey, they find love at a young age, and we watch them grow to accept and work through the journey of death, turmoil, fear, and forgiveness until they find their happily ever after in each other. With the More Than series, we follow a larger group of friends from high school through their college years, as they have found love early, and need to grow in their own independence and confidence while also dealing with tragedy, death, hardship, betrayal, and forgiveness. Both series are easy, quick reads that will have you falling in love with each and every character and will leave you sad when their stories are over!

Chelsea's Picks

I am definitely one to read memoirs and autobiographies. I love getting to learn about people and the ups and downs they've dealt with in life. Both Becoming by Michelle Obama and Finding Me by Viola Davis are no exceptions. As much as I admired both of these women, I did not know nearly enough about them. In their own words, both Michelle Obama and Viola Davis show us what it means to be strong women.

If you've been keeping up with our book reviews, then you'll have noticed I've been on a bit of a fantasy kick lately. Based on Lightlark's synopsis, you'd think The Hunger Games would be more of the dystopian type of novel to compare it to. But the mental games that are found in The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes really made change up my original idea for a comparison book. Each book is filled with conniving, scheming, betrayal, and so much more.

Have you read any of these books? If not, we hope that we might have piqued your interest into checking one or all of them out! Is there a book that you have read you feel is similar to any of the ones we have mentioned? We are always looking for new reads and suggestions for books that we love! If you’d like to see what we are reading now, check out our Goodreads profiles (Kelli and Chelsea) or follow 2 Girls Bookin' It on Instagram and Facebook! If you’re excited to see what other topics we’ll be covering in the coming months, make sure to subscribe. Thanks for reading with us!

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