In this week’s Like, Try, Why, we recommend books for fans of the movie Fargo, My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick and What is the What by Dave Eggers.
THE PROBLEM: You just finished an amazing YA book and you want to keep that satisfied feeling going, but you don’t know what to read next. Or alternatively, you’ve read something amazing and have been searching for the perfect follow up read, but have come up short every time.
THE SOLUTION: Never fear readers, because Epic Reads is here to solve all your bookish problems. Introducing our weekly feature, “Like, Try, Why”! Each week we’ll pick a few popular books (and sometimes even TV shoes or movies!!) that we adored and then PERSONALLY recommend what to read next. This is no automated feature, this is the real thang y’all. So sit back, relax and let this week’s Like, Try, Why introduce you to your next epic read.
If you like quirky, bizarre, dark humor. . .
Almost everyone who reads No One Else Can Have You by Kathleen Hale will end up comparing it to the Coen Brother’s classic, Fargo. We’ve never read anything like this book. It’s weird. It’s funny. It’s DARK. It’s wonderful. Preview No One Else Can Have You here ––>
Looking for a contemporary romance?
The Promise of Amazing by Robin Constantine is a sexy, poignant, funny, and authentic debut novel about the journeys of two New Jersey teens as they discover who they really are—and find their way to each other. Fans of My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick should give this one a try! Preview The Promise of Amazing here ––>
If you’re looking for historical fiction based on real people. . .
Like What is the What by Dave Eggers, Never Fall Down by Patricia McCormick captures that same heart, grit, and horror that have brought so many readers to other boy-soldier stories. Preview Never Fall Down here ––>