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Books for when the mood strikes

Over the past few months, I’ve become increasingly aware that I’m definitely a mood reader.

It’s taken me several months of trying to create reading schedule spreadsheets (and even a “to be read” jar) to realize that I’m really bad at being organized about what books I want to read. I don’t like feeling like I’m being forced to read a book, but at the same time, I have to make sure that I read my review books before their release dates. Lately, I’ve been making sure that for my monthly “to be read” piles, I have books to fit my various moods. I try to not only plan to read fantasy books but also throw in romances and contemporaries.

If you’re anything like me, you will want to pick a book depending on what you’re in the mood for. Here’s a list of books that I recommend based on various categories:

For those chick lit type of nights:

Cover of The Royal We by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan.

The Royal We by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan

If you’re in the mood for a swoon-worthy romance:

The Start of Me and You by Emery Lord

The Start of Me and You by Emery Lord

For those dark and wicked days:

Cover of Dorothy Must by Danielle Paige

Dorothy Must Die (Dorothy Must Die, #1) by Danielle Paige

Sometimes you just need a good laugh:

Cover of Simon vs. The Homo Sapien's Agenda by Becky Albertalli

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

Or perhaps you need a good cry:

All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

All the Bright Places byJennifer Niven

For when you want to escape from reality:

Cover of A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab

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


If you desire a bit of mystery:

Cover of The Girl On the Train by Paula Hawkins

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins