Hello everybody! I hope you’re doing amazing! I’m coming to you today to talk about a book I recently read for a blog tour, Small Town Hearts, by Lillie Vale. When I was asked if I wanted to be part of this blog tour and do something a bit more creative than a review, I immediately knew I wanted to do a ‘If you liked this book then you’ll like this one’ post based on some aspects of the book.
I read the book very recently and I liked it a lot! It was absolutely adorable and extremely soft. And yet, it also dealt with subjects such as coming out and respecting people’s choice not to come out yet (because someone’s sexuality is not yours to tell). It also talked about outgrowing friendships, discovering you who are on your own, and understanding what you truly want out of life. The fact that this book also has a bisexual main character I would give my life for definitely made me love it even more. I gave this book 4.25/5 and I truly recommend it.
Let’s start with the recommendations!
- Always Never Yours, by Emily Wibberley & Austin Siegmund-Broka
- American Panda, by Gloria Chao
- To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, by Jenny Han
- A Little Something Different, by Sandy Hall
- From Twinkle, With Love, by Sandhya Menon
- The Brigthsiders, by Jen Wilde
- My Life Next Door, by Huntley Fitzpatrick
- Eliza and Her Monsters, by Franscesca Zappia
- A Very Large Expanse of Sea, by Tahereh Mafi
- Been Here All Along, by Sandy Hall
- They Both Die at the End, by Adam Silvera
- Queens of Geek, by Jen Wilde
- Future Leaders of Nowhere, by Emily O’Beirne
- Noteworthy, by Riley Redgate
- How to Make a Wish, by Ashley Herring Blake
- Let’s Talk About Love, by Claire Kann
- Knit One, Girl Two, by Shira Glassman
- Autoboyography, by Christina Lauren
- Girl Made of Stars, by Ashley Herring Blake
- You Asked for Perfect, by Laura Silverman
- Radio Silence, by Alice Oseman
- I Was Born for This, by Alice Oseman
- Running with Lions, by Julian Winters
- Tash Hearts Tolstoy, by Kathryn Ormsbee
- The Way You Make Me Feel, by Maurene Goo
- Beauty Queens, by Libba Bray
- I’ll Give You the Sun, by Jandy Nelson
- Alex, Approximately, by Jenn Bennett
- Fangirl, by Rainbow Rowell
- Girl Out of Water, by Laura Silverman
- I Believe in a Thing Called Love, by Maurene Goo
- Darius the Great Is Not Okay, by Adib Khoram
That’s it for the recommendations! I hope you found something you’d like to give a try! I’m so happy I got to be part of this blog tour!
If you want to check out what the other people part of this blog tour did, here are all the links you need ♡
Lily (Sprinkles of Dreams) | Marie (Drizzle & Hurricane Books) | Eloise (Eloise Writes) | Elin (Annotated Paperbacks) | Nandini (Unputdownable Books) | Carolina (Santana Reads) | Danielle (Bookish in Texas) | Laura (Green Tea & Paperbacks) | Sofia (Bookish Wandress) | Ashley (Bubbly Booknerd) | Lauren (Bookmark Lit) | Victoria (The Contented Reader) | Camillea (Camillea Reads) | Morgan (The Bookish Beagle) | Fanna (Fannatality) | Syndney (Sydneys.books) | Fadwa (Word Wonders) | Mishma (Chasing Faerytales) | Lili (Utopia State of Mind) | Tiffany (Read by Tiffany) | Haley (Fangirl Fury) | Simant (Flipping Through the Pages)
Rule #1 – Never fall for a summer boy.
Fresh out of high school, Babe Vogel should be thrilled to have the whole summer at her fingertips. She loves living in her lighthouse home in the sleepy Maine beach town of Oar’s Rest and being a barista at the Busy Bean, but she’s totally freaking out about how her life will change when her two best friends go to college in the fall. And when a reckless kiss causes all three of them to break up, she may lose them a lot sooner. On top of that, her ex-girlfriend is back in town, bringing with her a slew of memories, both good and bad.
And then there’s Levi Keller, the cute artist who’s spending all his free time at the coffee shop where she works. Levi’s from out of town, and even though Babe knows better than to fall for a tourist who will leave when summer ends, she can’t stop herself from wanting to know him. Can Babe keep her distance, or will she break the one rule she’s always had – to never fall for a summer boy?
Lillie Vale, upon discovering she could not be one of Santa’s elves or attend Hogwarts, decided to become a writer to create a little magic of her own. Enjoying the romantic and eerie in equal measure, she’s probably always writing a book where the main characters kiss or kill. Born in Mumbai, she has lived in many U.S. states, and now resides in an Indiana college town where the corn whispers and no one has a clue that she is actually the long-lost caps lock queen. She is the author of Small Town Hearts.
That’s it for today, I’ll see you soon, have a nice day guys 🌻