This week I’m trying something a little bit different. As some of you may know, I co-host the TBR Tackle Challenge on Instagram with the very lovely mystorynook and theartsy_bookworm88, and we’re always coming up with new ideas to keep the account active and for people to engage with us. One of our more recent ideas was to start hosting Four for Friday, where we post a story template with a theme, and people can repost the template on their stories with books (that they’ve read or are on their TBR) that fit the theme. The plan is for most of the themes to be based on the reading prompts for the TBR Tackle Challenge, but we will throw in some other themes that seem fitting for the month/season.
We’re still playing around with the idea, but I figured it couldn’t hurt to also test the idea out on the blog. If there’s enough interest, we’ll start posting the themes at the beginning of the month so people can plan and whatnot. So, if this looks like something you’d want to participate in, let me know!
The first Four for Friday theme is Books with a Person’s Name in the Title, which is one of the reading prompts this month for the TBR Tackle Challenge!
Kate in Waiting by Becky Albertalli – I read this book in April for the Ultimate Blog Tour hosted by the wonderful The Write Reads, and it was fantastic. I’ve been a fan of Becky Albertalli since I read Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda a few years ago, and I think this book might be my favourite book she’s written. The story was a lot of fun, the romance and friendships were cute, and the characters were memorable. I highly recommend checking this book out, especially if you’re a fan of musical theatre!
Amari and the Night Brothers by B.B. Alston – This is another book that I read for an Ultimate Blog Tour hosted by the fantastic The Write Reads, and it was probably my favourite read of 2020. Everything about this book is amazing, and I cannot stop screaming about how good it is. I loved the story, the characters, the magic system, and so many other things about this book. If you haven’t picked up this book yet, you really should because everyone needs a little bit of magic in their life.
The Life and (Medieval) Times of Kit Sweetly by Jamie Pacton – This is another book that I read last year that I absolutely adored. This book was full of feminist fun, and I remember it having some laugh-out-loud moments. I loved the main character, I thought the side characters were fantastic, and I wanted them to succeed with their quest. I also loved how unique the setting of a medieval-themed restaurant was.
Natalie Tan’s Book of Luck and Fortune by Roselle Lim – Every time I think about this book, I get hungry because of all of the delicious food in it. This book is about family, gaining the courage to overcome the past, and trying to save a community. It’s full of delicious food, lovely characters, and just enough romance to keep things a bit swoony. I highly recommend this book if you haven’t checked it out already; make sure you have some reading snacks nearby because you’re going to need them.