Thursday, April 13, 2017

6 Books to Read if You Liked Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum

Recommending books is one of my favorite things to do. In fact, it's probably the highlight of my job working in a public library. I never tire of understanding what others are looking for in a book and suggesting something they may like. It's even better when I get to #fangirl!

Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum is about a girl named Jessie who is coping with some serious life changes: her mother's death, her dad eloping, moving across the country, etc. when she begins to receive anonymous emails to help her navigate her new school. She responds in hopes of finding a new friend...but what happens when she begins to develop feelings for someone she's never met?

Here are some recommendations based on different elements of Tell Me Three Things' plot!

Shuffle, Repeat by Jen Klein
Because... June is over high school and doesn't think it matters, and Oliver is on a mission to prove her wrong. These two are forced to carpool every day of senior year thanks to their parents, and their mutual language is music...despite their complete opposite taste in genres and styles.

P.S. I Like You by Kasie West
Because... what starts out as lyrics scribbled onto a desk turns into anonymous note passing. Like in Tell Me Three Things, Lily begins to develop feelings for someone she's never met and must come to terms with what it means when she finds out who her crush is on.

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
Because... Anna feels abandoned by her family when they leave her in France at a boarding school. She is lonely and must make all new friends and navigate a world in which she doesn't speak the language. What could possibly go wrong?

Attachments by Rainbow Rowell
Because... relationships are built through emails - those being sent and those anonymously/secretly being read. How do you tell someone you fell in love with them after reading their emails?

Meant to Be by Lauren Morrill
Because... Julia starts receiving random romantic texts from a stranger after party. She goes on an adventure with her "nemesis" through London to find out who is sending them.

Just Like the Movies by Kelly Fiore
Because... sometimes you just want to make your love life look like a movie. Marijke and Lily use classic movie tropes and cliches to set up the perfect romantic situations and a whole lot of drama.

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