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Book Swap Meetup



Do you swap books with friends?


I used to have a Gollum mindset when it came to lending out books or swapping them. "My precious!" hiss. Sure, I'd be up for discussing and recommending books, but I'd keep all the actual books to myself.


I used to lend books out often when I was younger, and I'd either never get them back or get them back in terrible condition. As I've gotten older I've learned to let things go more easily, and since many of my books are already secondhand, I'm less likely to freak out if there's a new fold or tiny rip in the cover.


A few days ago I went out to brunch with the lovely Latasha Doyle , all-around badass and my boss. (If you need content and copy services, look us up at Uncanny Content!) Over beignets and biscuits and gravy, we talked business and also swapped books. (Could I add any more b-words into that sentence?) Here's some quick info about the books Latasha gave me, if you wanna look them up and add them to your own TBR.


Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orisha #1) by Tomi Adeyemi

I've seen this book cover all over Instagram and I finally get to read it! I saw that this book is going to be adapted into a movie so of course, I need to read it first.


438 Days: An Extraordinary True Story of Survival at Sea by Jonathan Franklin

My quest to read more nonfiction this year continues. I don't think I've ever read a survival nonfiction story, so I'm super interested in this one. Also, as much as I love the beach, the actual vastness and depth of the ocean is terrifying af.


Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottlieb

Even if you're not on bookstagram, you've probably seen this nonfiction book that goes behind the scenes of a therapist's world.


A Cosmology of Monsters by Shaun Hamill

Dubbed "spooky" by Latasha, the synopsis of this one sounds perfect for Halloween. Plus it's described as Lovecraftian and I can get down with creepy Lovecraft-inspired books.


A Darker Shade of Magic (Shades of Magic #1) by V.E. Schwab

This YA fantasy series seems to be one of Latasha's favorites. I'm in need of new YA fantasy/magic and I can't wait to start this one.


And if you're wondering which books I gave Latasha, here you go:


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