We Recommend…Every Day by David Levithan

Every Day by David Levithan
Available formats: Hardcover | 3M Cloud eBook

Every Day is a story about love. A (the main character simply goes by the letter “A”) lives in other people’s bodies. A doesn’t have a choice. A simply wakes up as a different person every day, but still remembers the life lived the day before. One day A falls for the girlfriend of the boy he’s become for a day and there the story begins. The journey A takes over the time of this novel is heartbreaking and beautiful. We peek in on the lives of dozens of 16-year-olds — the beautiful, the obese, the depressed, the athletic — and it’s a great reminder that while we are all different, we are all so similar.

If you’ve read any of the following books and LOVED them, then definitely check out Every Day today! If you haven’t read them, well…they’re great reads! ūüôā

Did you read Every Day? Tell us what you thought in the comments!

Bossypants Readalikes

Did you read Tina Fey’s hilarious memoir, Bossypants, last year? Are you looking for more laughs from female comediennes to help you get through the upcoming hot desert summer? Good news! There are more great reads out now from funny ladies and I’m not talking about just more from Chelsea Handler (though we do love her, too).

Also check out the works of these wonderfully witty women:

We’ll keep you up-to-date on more books like these on our Pinterest Board: Funny Ladies¬†— Be sure to follow us!

For even more humorous memoirs and essays, check out this printable readalikes list for Bossypants.

Are we missing your favorite funny lady? Tell us in the comments!

The Hunger Games Readalikes

You’ve devoured The Hunger Games trilogy, you’re patiently waiting for the movie, and you don’t know what to read next? If you want more like The Hunger Games, take a look at the books below — you might find your next obsession.

Delirium by Lauren Oliver — Lena looks forward to receiving the government-mandated cure that prevents the delirium of love and leads to a safe, predictable, and happy life, until ninety-five days before her eighteenth birthday and her treatment, when she falls in love.¬†(Love Delirium? Pandemonium is out now and Requiem comes out in March 2013!)

Bumped by Megan McCafferty — In 2036 New Jersey, when teens are expected to become fanatically religious wives and mothers or high-priced Surrogettes for couples made infertile by a widespread virus, sixteen-year-old identical twins Melody and Harmony find in one another the courage to believe they have choices.

Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi — Ostracized or incarcerated her whole life, seventeen-year-old Juliette is freed on the condition that she use her horrific abilities in support of The Reestablishment, a post-apocalyptic dictatorship, but Adam, the only person ever to show her affection, offers hope of a better future.

Pure by Julianna Baggott — In a post-apocalyptic world, Pressia, a sixteen-year-old survivor with a doll’s head fused onto her left hand meets Partridge, a “Pure” dome-dweller who is searching for his mother, sure that she has survived the cataclysm. Look for the follow-up, Fuse, in 2013!

You also might enjoy:

For even more Hunger Games readalikes, check out this guide (you can even print it out!) and follow our Hunger Games board on Pinterest.

For a different¬†look at¬†The Hunger Games…ever¬†wanted to eat like Katniss? Try The Unofficial Hunger Games Cookbook. The book includes several dishes mentioned in the novels such as lamb stew, roasted parsnips, and dark chocolate cake.

Want to try a more literary post-apocalyptic tale? Try

  • The Road by Cormac McCarthy — America is a barren landscape of smoldering ashes, devoid of life except for those people still struggling to scratch out some type of existence. Amidst the destruction, a father and his young son walk, always toward the coast, but with no real understanding that circumstances will improve once they arrive. Still they persevere, and their relationship comes to represent goodness in a world that is utterly devastated.
  • The Passage by Justin Cronin — A security breach at a secret U.S. government facility unleashes the monstrous product of a chilling military experiment. Then, a night of chaos and carnage gives way to sunrise on a nation, and ultimately a world, forever altered. All that remains for the stunned survivors is the long fight ahead and a future ruled by fear, darkness, death, and a fate far worse.¬†(Look for the follow-up, The Twelve, later this year!)

Have we left something out? Tell us in the comments!

Downton Abbey Readalikes

Update: Season 3 is here! I What are some of the books you read while you waited? What do you think of the newest episode? Tell us in the comments!


As¬†you prepare for the end of Downton Abbey Season 2, you might find yourself feeling terribly sad to be leaving Great Britain in the 1910s yet again. I know I was quite sad after the end of Season 1 and sought out many novels to fill the void left by Anna & Mr. Bates, Thomas & O’Brien, and the Crawleys.

To help ease the burden, we’ve put together a list of books we think help fill the gaping hole left in our hearts while we wait for Downton Abbey Season 3.

Fiction:

The¬†American Heiress by Daisy Goodwin – Like Cora, the Countess of Grantham, The American Heiress’ heroine is a wealthy American that marries a Duke in need of money. Of course, she soon discovers being a Duchess might not be all she wanted or needed.

The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton – A love triangle in the Gilded Age. (Just about anything by Wharton will make the wait for Season 3 go by just a bit faster!)

Fall of GiantsFall of Giants by Ken Follett- The first book in Follett’s Century Trilogy¬†follows five families as they navigate the tumultous years of World War¬†I, the Russian Revolution, and woman’s suffrage.

Even more:

Nonfiction:

More Downton Abbey Fun:

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