(Closed) Book and movie recommendations please, bees!

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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

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kayah:  Ok…librarian here–that’s a lot of genres with good books in them. Are you the sort of reader who likes to follow the bestsellers? Do you like happy endings? sad endings? is it more about the characters or the plot for you? …I can get pretty close to an awesomely perfect book with enough info–that said here’s what I recommend if you haven’t read already:

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

Challenger Deep by Neil Shusterman

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

A Discover of Witches by Deborah Harkness

and here’s some more recently published good stuffs:

The Porcupine of Truth by Bill Konigsberg

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Those Girls by Lauren Saft

The Paper Magician by Charlie Holmberg

Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

Enjoy! And feel free to ask for more!

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Bumble bee
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kayah:  Well, I adore Colleen Hoover for books.  She’s amazing.  Read them all – you will not be disappointed.  

As for fantasy, I’ve read the Imdalind series and the Significance series. Both good, romance-y, and not too “out there”.

I watch the same movies over and and over, but recently I really liked Star Wars (it was really awesome and I’m not a massive fan), Mockingjay, Kingsmen, and A Walk in the Woods. (There’s so many more but I’m drawing a blank right now)

Read those books though. I have a special place in my heart for Ugly Love, Hopeless, and Maybe Someday.  Start with one of those  ๐Ÿ™‚ 

 

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Bumble Beekeeper

Have you read Modern Romance from Aziz Ansari? It’s quite funny and an interesting analysis of dating. 

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Helper bee

Omg best fantasy books and personal favorites –  Caster Chronicles, the immortal instruments, the Iron Fey, Shadowfalls series, Anna and the French kiss, Die for me series by Amy Plum. For a bit of hot romance mixed with fantasy I recommend the dark hunter series by sherrilyn Kenyon, and warrior rising or other goddess summoning series by PC Cast. 

I know these may seem like teenage  books but they are awesome sauce. By the way, I’m 25 if that makes a difference ๐Ÿ™‚ 

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Helper bee

… Aaaaannnd now I’m going to reread each of these for the third time

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Bumble bee
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Read Smoke Gets in Your Eyes and Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty. Amazing and very informative book.

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Helper bee

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kayah:  I recently read The Giver Quartet by Lois Lowery. It’s fantasy and kinda dystopian but I thought how it connects throughout was really good. It’s a pretty easy read too.

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Busy bee
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I’m reading Queen of the Tearling right now, and it’s really good so far. For a fun read, check out Welcome to Temptation by Jennifer Crusie. She’s a great romance writer. Also, check out the Farseer trilogy by Robin Hobb. She’s one of the best fantasy authors out there today.

We watched Trainwreck last weekend. Really funny. 

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Bumble bee

I also loved the movie Brooklyn!!!! I really liked the movie Concussion (Wil Smith)….

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Helper bee

I thought Star Wars was awesome and enjoyed Burnt with Bradley Cooper! 

Books: The Girl on the Train, Where’d You Go Bernadette, and What Alice Forgot were great! 

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