I’m pretty excited to be co-hosting the Companion Novels Challenge together with Alexa from Alexa Loves Books, since companion novels definitely deserve some more love! Alexa will be your host for the months of February & March, and we’re both pretty excited about the novels that she picked out…
This month, we’re kicking things off with our two favorite books from author Emily Giffin – Something Borrowed and Something Blue. There’s been a distinct lack of adult fiction on both blog these days, so we’re glad we’re starting off this challenge with two awesome examples of it!
ABOUT THE BOOKS
Something Borrowed by
Emily Giffin (Goodreads
Series: Darcy & Rachel #1
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
Publication Date: June 1, 2004
Something Borrowed tells the story of Rachel, a young attorney living and working in Manhattan. Rachel has always been the consummate good girl—until her thirtieth birthday, when her best friend, Darcy, throws her a party. That night, after too many drinks, Rachel ends up in bed with Darcy’s fiancé. Although she wakes up determined to put the one-night fling behind her, Rachel is horrified to discover that she has genuine feelings for the one guy she should run from. As the September wedding date nears, Rachel knows she has to make a choice. In doing so, she discovers that the lines between right and wrong can be blurry, endings aren’t always neat, and sometimes you have to risk all to win true happiness. (from Goodreads)
Series: Darcy & Rachel #2
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
Publication Date: March 21, 2006
Darcy Rhone has always been able to rely on a few things: Her beauty and charm. Her fiance, Dex. Her lifelong best friend, Rachel. She never needed anything else. Or so she thinks until Dex calls off their dream wedding and she uncovers the ultimate betrayal. Blaming everyone but herself, Darcy flees to London and attempts to re-create her glamorous life on a new continent. But to her dismay, she discovers that her tried-and-true tricks no longer apply–and that her luck has finally expired. It is only then that she can begin her journey toward redemption, forgiveness, and true love. (from Goodreads)
ABOUT THE CHALLENGE
During the next two months, Alexa will be putting up a bi-weekly post discussing something about the book – the characters, the plot twists and so on. And for those worried about spoilers, she will do her best to warn you ahead of time!
As we said in the introduction post for this challenge, you don’t necessarily need to read these two books. You can choose any books off the list we’ve come up with on Goodreads
! However, those who do read-along will earn bonus entries into this month’s giveaway.
The February challenge will run from February 18-March 31, and you can link to your reviews on your blog, Goodreads, Amazon, etc in the linky provided below. At the end of the month, we’ll be choosing one winner to win a set of any of the companion novels that we will be reading for the challenge this year!