#bookstagram made me do it (again)

July 27, 2020 in Blog - boundbythebook

So here we are, again. Bookstagram has afflicted me once again with longing for more books! Ahh! I couldn’t stop myself from buying yet even MORE books when I have an already GIGANTIC tbr pile staring me in the face. 😆📚

But I totally couldn’t resist these two! I’ve heard so many wonderful things about them both. Sally Hepworth posted a video awhile back, I can’t remember the topic of conversation but she mentioned how much she enjoyed and loved The Flatshare by Beth O’Leary. After reading The Mother-in-Law by Hepworth and falling head over heels for it, I took her recommendation to heart. It just took me until now to hit the “add to cart” button. As for Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell, that one caught my eye as it appeared in my feed so much. After reading the synopsis because by then I was really intrigued, it was a done deal: “Add to cart”. So here we are, again. Yet another #bookstagrammademedoit 😂

The woes of a bibliophile.

Have you read either of these two? What are your thoughts and opinions? The good, bad, or ugly. Let’s hear it!

What books do you plan on reading in August? These two are certainly in my tbr. 🥰

Synopsis of The Flatshare

Tiffy and Leon share a flat
Tiffy and Leon share a bed
Tiffy and Leon have never met…

Tiffy Moore needs a cheap flat, and fast. Leon Twomey works nights and needs cash. Their friends think they’re crazy, but it’s the perfect solution: Leon occupies the one-bed flat while Tiffy’s at work in the day, and she has the run of the place the rest of the time.

But with obsessive ex-boyfriends, demanding clients at work, wrongly imprisoned brothers and, of course, the fact that they still haven’t met yet, they’re about to discover that if you want the perfect home you need to throw the rulebook out the window…

Synopsis of Fangirl

A coming-of-age tale of fan fiction, family and first love.

Cath is a Simon Snow fan.

Okay, the whole world is a Simon Snow fan..

But for Cath, being a fan is her life—and she’s really good at it. She and her twin sister, Wren, ensconced themselves in the Simon Snow series when they were just kids; it’s what got them through their mother leaving. Reading. Rereading. Hanging out in Simon Snow forums, writing Simon Snow fan fiction, dressing up like the characters for every movie premiere.

Cath’s sister has mostly grown away from fandom, but Cath can’t let go. She doesn’t want to.

Now that they’re going to college, Wren has told Cath she doesn’t want to be roommates. Cath is on her own, completely outside of her comfort zone. She’s got a surly roommate with a charming, always-around boyfriend, a fiction-writing professor who thinks fan fiction is the end of the civilized world, a handsome classmate who only wants to talk about words… And she can’t stop worrying about her dad, who’s loving and fragile and has never really been alone.

For Cath, the question is: Can she do this? Can she make it without Wren holding her hand? Is she ready to start living her own life? Writing her own stories?

And does she even want to move on if it means leaving Simon Snow behind? 

Synopsis of The Flatshare & Fangirl courtesy of GoodReads. This post is in no way affiliated with either author, their publishers, nor third party. I was not compensated in any way for this post.

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The Mother-in-Law
Feels Like Falling
You and Me and Us
In Five Years
First Cut
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A Conspiracy of Bones
The Tenant
Daisy Jones & The Six
Lying in Wait and Other True Cases
You Are Not Alone
American Predator: The Hunt for the Most Meticulous Serial Killer of the 21st Century
The Sun Down Motel
Morgue: A Life in Death
Dead Men Do Tell Tales: The Strange and Fascinating Cases of a Forensic Anthropologist
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