Do you wonder what the Bookish team is reading? Do you want to take a peek at our bookshelves? You’ve come to the right place. Here are the Bookish staff’s personal weekend reading recommendations. Tell us what you think in the comments!
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Hi, I’m Kelly and I judge books by their covers. Maybe it’s wrong, but I do find some incredible books that way. I’m only a few chapters in and I’m completely captivated by this story of two girls connected by a dark secret. It’s haunting, gripping, and dangerous. I may lose some sleep tonight just so I can finish it and find out the truth. —Kelly
Like a lot of people right now, I am pretty obsessed with the HBO series based on Liane Moriarty’s Big Little Lies. When I started watching the show, I knew absolutely nothing about the book. Soon, I was desperate to know what would happen, and couldn’t bring myself to wait for the next episode. So what did I do? I read the entire book in the span of 24 hours, of course. It’s been awhile since I’ve fallen into the world of a book so completely, and I really enjoyed the experience. It was also interesting to see what a difference the change in setting makes, and how the plots diverge. —Elizabeth
I’m reading A Conjuring of Light by V.E. Schwab, the third (and final) book in her Shades of Magic series. I immediately fell in love with this series from book one–A Darker Shade of Magic. Parallel Londons, blood magic, a strong and realistic female protagonist (with just a hint of romance), and, of course, a struggle between good and evil. If you haven’t started this series, now is the time to binge it all at once. —Kristina
Tell Septa Unella to bring out the shame bell. I’m here to confess that I have never read a Sarah Maclean book. But never fear, I’m fixing that right now. I’m halfway through A Scot in the Dark and loving every minute. The writing is funny, clever, and completely sucks you in. The women in the novel are forward-thinking, supportive of each other, and driven by their passions. I want to get to know each and every one of them better, which means I’ll be checking out more of Maclean’s books soon. —Kelly
This week I began to read Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone, and I cannot put it down! Main character Samantha suffers from OCD and keeps her panic attacks a secret from her closest friends. She fears that they will judge or make fun of her once they find out. Then Samantha meets Caroline. They form a fast friendship, and Caroline introduces Samantha to the Poet’s Corner, a secret group of teens who feel like outcasts. Samantha begins to learn how to express her OCD through writing and makes true friends that admire her and support her. This heartwarming book has pulled me in, and the astonishing climax blew me away. I can’t wait to finish the novel! —Anne Marie