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The One with Mily

Hello! Today I'd like to welcome Mily to Mab is Mab! Mily blogs at The YA Nightstand and you can find her on Twitter @theYAnightstand

Here are Mily's picks for "The One"!

The One you always recommend:

Billy and Me by Giovanna Fletcher. I feel like I'm constantly telling everyone to buy this book. It's ridiculously sweet and the character's are vivid and loveable.
The story itself follows Sophie May as she falls in love with movie star Billy. However, Sophie has a secret that's eaten away at her confidence for so long that the idea of being with Billy is almost too much to handle.
I adore this book and Sophie's story. I think everyone should read it as it's just a brilliant chicklit-y book that will leave you with that warm fuzzy feeling.

The One that was a gift:

I actually don't get given books... I think I need new friends! Who doesn't buy they're bestie books for their birthday?

The One that got away:

Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins.
I LOVED Anna and the French Kiss and I bought Lola the second I finished reading it but I just haven't had the time to read this one. Stephanie is an insanely funny writer that can grip hold of your attention from the very first page. I need to get my butt in gear and read this one! It will be perfect for summer.

The One that makes you cry:

I don't actually cry at books... I'm a little afraid I'm some kind of emotionless robot.
HOWEVER, Sever by Lauren DeStefano was heartbreaking! No tears but I will admit that once I had finished reading I didn't know what to do with my life. The book almost spent the night in the freezer!
Sever is the final book in The Chemical Garden's trilogy and so I kind of suspected there would be something big happening but I didn't see this coming and I was speechless when it happened! This one scene tore my life in two! And no, I don't feel like I'm being dramatic.

The One that still haunts you:

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
Damn that man knows how to pull at your heart strings! My flat mate actually told me to read this a couple of years back and I remember leaving him a little sticky note on his cupboard in the kitchen telling him that if what I thought was going to happen happened we would no longer be friends.
This book is devastatingly good and one I think everyone needs to read at least once.

The One you always go back to:

Harry Potter by J.K Rowling
HP was my childhood! I know it's technically 7 books but I've read this series a couple of times now and I'll read it a couple more. My mum used to read me and my brother the first ones when we were little and I still remember her reading Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone in the car when we were on our way to the beach.
These character's have been with me since I was five years old and they are books that I will read to my children. They made me believe in magic and friendship and as J.K said,
"Hogwarts will always be there to welcome you home."

Thanks Mily! That J.K quote is just perfect, isnt it? And I'd like to put a call out to all Mily's friends, virtual and IRL. Buy her books you meanies! haha


  1. Christy @ Christy's Book Addic7 August 2014 at 16:33

    There was one particular part in Secer that had me crying, I don't want to say in case some people haven't read it yet but I wasn't expecting it to happen, I actually went back and re-read that part a few times just to make sure I wasn't imagining it hahaha.

  2. Emily Bradley-Dorman7 August 2014 at 23:21

    OMG I know! It just seemed so random. I'm glad I'm not the only one that had to re-read that part.

  3. Emily Bradley-Dorman7 August 2014 at 23:21

    Thanks for having me one Emma... again :P xx