🎉 Meet & Greet!

Welcome to the BookishFirst Lounge: a place to relax & chat with fellow readers! You can join in a current topic or start a new topic to ask questions, create polls, share gifs, and get to know each other.

Here are a few conversation starters to help break the ice :wink: Just be sure to follow the Forum Guidelines to keep this a respectful, safe, and fun place for all. :heart:

To kick things off, introduce yourself to the community by replying below with:

  • Your name (or username)
  • Your favorite genre to read/listen to
  • The book you recommend most often to fellow readers
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I’m Lisa Bateman. I love just about any book but my favorites are paranormal romance, urban fantasy, cozy mysteries and psychological thrillers. I often recommend The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides

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Lisa, I loved this one too!

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Hi, all! I’m Suzanne and I’m fairly bookish. I’m currently finishing up 11/22/63 by Stephen King, and my next read will likely be some nonfiction for November. Let’s be friends on IG- I’m @thebookblondie

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Hi Suzanne. Is that Stephen King book good? I bought it way back when it came out but never got around to reading it.

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I literally did the same thing! I got it back in the summertime and procrastinated on reading it because of the length… but it was AMAZING! I figured with 11/22 coming up soon, it was the perfect time to dive in.

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Hi! I’m Cathie. I love reading but tend to be a bit of a slower reader - finding the time tends to be difficult sometimes. I work full-time and have 2 boys (aged 20 and 17). I enjoy reading fiction - mysteries, thrillers, crime and chick-lit books. Some of my favorite authors are John Grisham, James Patterson, David Baldacci, Jodi Picoult, Adriana Trigiani, Lisa Gardner and Liane Moriarty.

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Hi! I’m Maria. I usually read literary fiction, nonfiction, and speculative (sci-fi, fantasy, magical realism, etc.) fiction but this year I’ve been trying to venture outside of my usual bubble. Bookish has been great for that because I can get a “first look” to see if I’d be interested.

“Man’s Search for Meaning” is a book I’d recommend to everyone: https://www.brainpickings.org/2013/03/26/viktor-frankl-mans-search-for-meaning/

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I actually just picked up my first venture into magic realism - Nothing to See Here by Kevin Wilson. I’m loving it!

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I’m Rebecca of RebeccaReviewedIt. I love reading all types of books, mostly suspense, thriller, mystery, historical fiction sometimes, nonfiction. I like reading physical books, rather than ebooks or listening to audiobooks. I typically recommend anything by Liane Moriarty, The Passengers by John Marrs, and of course Cilka’s Journey (which I won from BookishFirst)!

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I’m Sheila Samuelson. My username is bookaddict28.
My fave genre to read is:
YA, Romance, Thriller, Mystery, Crime, Contemporary, Historical Fiction and Christian Fiction.
Book i recommand most often to readers are:Me Before you Series by Jojo Moyes.

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Hi! waves my name is Jocelyn and my Instagram is @Bookishphantom :slightly_smiling_face: I love reading mostly Fantasy Romance, Paranormal Romance, and Contemporary Romance. Basically anything with romance and a good plot! LOL nice to meet you all!

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Hi All! I am Theresa and my Instagram is @Authortrhorne (because I write books too). I love to read thriller, mystery and dystopia for the most part but I’ll pick up just about anything if it catches my eye. I’m super shallow and usually go for a great book cover before genre. Lol. I love taking surveys (oddly enough, I never run out of opinions), eating food, watching anime (Bleach is currently on my FireStick) and reading books and reviewing them on my blog, Raging Book Reviews.

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My name is Sarah. My favorite genre is historical fiction. The book I always recommend is Where The Crawdads Sing

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Hey everyone. I’m Katie, I live in Louisiana. I recommend The Hating Game and The Nightingale the most - depending on who asks! I like romcom, historical fiction, and psychological thrillers mostly. Follow me on insta @3heartsandawish.

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Hi. I’m Michelle. I love reading many genres. My favorites are mysteries, thrillers, all types of speculative fiction, and I LOVE horror. I have read many great books lately. I loved Anne Bishop’s book, Wild Country. It does help if you’ve read the books in the Others series, as well as the book before Wild Country. I wouldn’t recommend just jumping into this series. It is most definitely worth reading, though. I love that this entire series manages to create a believable world, with characters worth knowing, and does NOT include romance. This is such a welcome change from the overwhelming amount of romance I tend to see in fantasy these days.

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Hi all! I’m Meigan. I’m loving seeing what everyone is currently reading! My current read is All the Crooked Saints by Maggie Stiefvater. I’m currently stuck in a YA rut, but I normally read across a whole range of age groups and genres. My favorites are horror, literary fiction, anything suspenseful, and historical fiction. Looking forward to talking books with everyone :relaxed:

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Hi everyone! I’m Brittany, i.e. the Tattooed Bibliophile! I read across most fictional genres, but my favorites are Austen, Bronte, Maas and Bardugo, Steven King and Dean Koontz! I write a book blog and Insta page and would love to be bookish friends!

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Hi, I’m Brittany Lee, reader first, published contributing author second, this February!

You can also find me on most social media platforms spreading positivity & information about holistic health: @itsblee1234

My favorite reads are self-help and spirituality, but I am an eclectic reader. My all-time favorite book is “Memoirs of a Geisha” by Arthur Golden. Feel free to connect with me! Enjoy your day!

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Hi Everyone! I’m Jaymi and my blog is OrangeCountyReaders dot com. I live in Southern California and love attending author events and book signings. Find me on Instagram @orangecountyreads

I love narrative nonfiction and dramas about family and overcoming a past tragedy. My recent favorite fiction title was Everything You Are by Kerry Anne King. Recent nonfiction favorites include Sally Field’s “In Pieces” and the End of Your Life Bookclub.

Looking forward to chatting books!

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