Monday, February 17, 2014

Recommend An... Author Similar to an Author You Love

Created by Shanyn of Chick Loves Lit and currently hosted by Vy of Vy's Blog, Recommend A... is a weekly meme in which bloggers recommend a book based on a specific prompt.
This week's prompt:
Recommend An... 
Author Similar to an Author You Love

My recommendation is Robyn Schneider, author of The Beginning of Everything. In my review of this book, which will be up soon, I talked about how her writingwith its witty quips and literature, science, and philosophy references—reads a lot like John Green's. Since I am a huge John Green fan (who isn't?), I fell in love with her style, and her book became a new favorite. Look below for more information about The Beginning of Everything, which is a must-read for all fans of the extremely popular author.

Golden boy Ezra Faulkner believes everyone has a tragedy waiting for them—a single encounter after which everything that really matters will happen. His particular tragedy waited until he was primed to lose it all: in one spectacular night, a reckless driver shatters Ezra’s knee, his athletic career, and his social life.

No longer a front-runner for Homecoming King, Ezra finds himself at the table of misfits, where he encounters new girl Cassidy Thorpe. Cassidy is unlike anyone Ezra’s ever met, achingly effortless, fiercely intelligent, and determined to bring Ezra along on her endless adventures.

But as Ezra dives into his new studies, new friendships, and new love, he learns that some people, like books, are easy to misread. And now he must consider: if one’s singular tragedy has already hit and everything after it has mattered quite a bit, what happens when more misfortune strikes? 

Robyn Schneider’s The Beginning of Everything is a lyrical, witty, and heart-wrenching novel about how difficult it is to play the part that people expect, and how new beginnings can stem from abrupt and tragic endings.


  1. I totally agree, The Beginning of Everything reminded me a lot of Paper Towns. There was a similar intelligent sort of narration by the main character! Love it :D

  2. I have that book sitting on my night stand right now! Will start on it next since you loved it.

    thanks for the recommendation, Emily!

  3. Why haven't I read this yet? WHY? I've seen your love before as well as others', but I guess I've been intimidated! I have an ARC of it from its previous title so I'll have to get on it.


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