Books n’ Bloggers Swap February 2014 Reveal
The Books n’ Bloggers Swap reveal is here!! I posted in January about getting involved with Chaotic Goddess swaps, and it has been a fantastic experience. I was paired with Risbee from Flutters n’ Flails, and she has been the ideal book swap partner. I have had so much fun getting to know her and her reading preferences, and am happy that I can continue to connect with her about books, blogging, and life after the swap is over.
Each blogger had to give the other: one book from our wishlist, one we loved, and one we were interested in.
I was so excited to discover that the book I had been contemplating buying very soon myself and just couldn’t wait to read was in my box: No One Else Can Have You by Kathleen Hale!
Here are the GoodReads excerpts about each book:
No One Else Can Have You by Kathleen Hale
“Small towns are nothing if not friendly. Friendship, Wisconsin (population: 689 688) is no different. Around here, everyone wears a smile. And no one ever locks their doors. Until, that is, high school sweetheart Ruth Fried is found murdered. Strung up like a scarecrow in the middle of a cornfield.
Unfortunately, Friendship’s police are more adept at looking for lost pets than catching killers. So Ruth’s best friend, Kippy Bushman, armed with only her tenacious Midwestern spirit and Ruth’s secret diary (which Ruth’s mother had asked her to read in order to redact any, you know, sex parts), sets out to find the murderer. But in a quiet town like Friendship—where no one is a suspect—anyone could be the killer.”
This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales
“Making friends has never been Elise Dembowski’s strong suit. All throughout her life, she’s been the butt of every joke and the outsider in every conversation. When a final attempt at popularity fails, Elise nearly gives up. Then she stumbles upon a warehouse party where she meets Vicky, a girl in a band who accepts her; Char, a cute, yet mysterious disc jockey; Pippa, a carefree spirit from England; and most importantly, a love for DJing.
Told in a refreshingly genuine and laugh-out-loud funny voice, THIS SONG WILL SAVE YOUR LIFE is an exuberant novel about identity, friendship, and the power of music to bring people together.”
The Beginning of Everything by Robyn Schneider
“Golden boy Ezra Faulkner believes everyone has a tragedy waiting for them—a single encounter after which everything that really matters will happen. His particular tragedy waited until he was primed to lose it all: in one spectacular night, a reckless driver shatters Ezra’s knee, his athletic career, and his social life.
No longer a front-runner for Homecoming King, Ezra finds himself at the table of misfits, where he encounters new girl Cassidy Thorpe. Cassidy is unlike anyone Ezra’s ever met, achingly effortless, fiercely intelligent, and determined to bring Ezra along on her endless adventures.
But as Ezra dives into his new studies, new friendships, and new love, he learns that some people, like books, are easy to misread. And now he must consider: if one’s singular tragedy has already hit and everything after it has mattered quite a bit, what happens when more misfortune strikes?
Robyn Schneider’s The Beginning of Everything is a lyrical, witty, and heart-wrenching novel about how difficult it is to play the part that people expect, and how new beginnings can stem from abrupt and tragic endings.”
I can’t wait to read and review these books on the blog. The Chaotic Goddess swaps are so much fun! Thank you to them and to Risbee at Flutters n’ Flails!