Monday, 23 July 2012

Recommend A...Book That You Read This Year

'Recommend A... ' is the awesome new feature thought up by the amazing Shanyn from Chick Loves Lit. Each week there will be a different, creative prompt for us to recommend books that we sometimes maybe forget how much we love, giving us the chance to share book recommendations of books that might not get recommended as much as they deserve.

There are SO many amazing books that I've read this year that it was  really hard to pick just one to recommend to you. However, I finally decided, and the book I read this year that I'm going to be recommending is...

Adorkable by Sarra Manning

 "Jeane Smith is seventeen and has turned her self-styled dorkiness into an art form, a lifestyle choice and a profitable website and consultancy business. She writes a style column for a Japanese teen magazine and came number seven in The Guardian's 30 People Under 30 Who Are Changing The World. And yet, in spite of the accolades, hundreds of Internet friendships and a cool boyfriend, she feels inexplicably lonely, a situation made infinitely worse when Michael Lee, the most mass-market, popular and predictably all-rounded boy at school tells Jeane of his suspicion that Jeane's boyfriend is secretly seeing his girlfriend. Michael and Jeane have NOTHING in common - she is cool and individual; he is the golden boy in an Abercrombie & Fitch T-shirt. So why can't she stop talking to him?"

Adorkable was a fun, quirky, cute read with completely believable characters and it also had meaningful messages about being your own person and not being afraid to be yourself that made it a valuable, as well as entertaining, book. You can read my review of it here :)


  1. I read your review on Adorkable!
    I have been wanting to read it since then, and still havent yet :(
    But I will soon!


  2. I've never heard of Adorkable but it sounds really good. Thanks for the recommendation.

  3. I'm not that much of a fan on chick-lits/contemporaries compared to some, but this caught my eye definitely! I hope my library will get it in! :D

  4. Oooh, I have this one to read! You've just made me want to read this, thanks so much for sharing. Hmm.... I have read so many good books this year! *strokes chin in thought* ... Divergent by Veronica Roth. It is unqiue, gripping and has awesome characters. Thanks so much for sharing! :) xx

  5. I haven't heard of this one before but it sounds so sweet! It sounds really interesting! I haven't heard of this feature before but it sounds like so much fun!

    Following your blog! Feel free to visit my blog.

  6. OOh I still need to read this!
    BTW I got some good news about my writing competition so hop over there asap!

  7. Hello, I just wanted to let you know I've tagged you in this post:

  8. I NEED TO READ THIS BOOK!! :) It sounds amazing, I'm really glad you enjoyed it!

    Beth xx


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