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THIS WEEK’S TOPIC: Ten Books Every X Should Read
If there is one thing I know about the majority of the bookish community, it is that they love a well-built ship. The crafting of the vessel has my Twitter feed constantly communicating with all caps and a whole slew of emojis. Sometimes, people take out their ships and have battles with one another. Sometimes ships sink, sometimes ships sail off into the sunset, filled with happiness and other wonderful things.
My Twitter is practically a navy, y’all.
This week, Kara and I are adding just a few more ships out there into the book sea of emotions. If you are a reader who just loves to see some pairings, near pairings, imagined pairings, or crack pairings, then you have come to the right place!
The Others series by Anne Bishop
This series isn’t only about the shipping and the crack pairings, but it certainly doesn’t take away from the fun of the novels! There is enough slow burn in this novel to keep humanity running for a good 10,000 more years. The ice caps are going to melt away. The earth will rival the sun.
Truthwitch by Susan Dennard
There is a “main couple” in this book, which is all fine and well, since they go from hate to love, but there is another couple which I am curious to see if they end up together, and I am all totally for it! I’m not the one who usually comes back, looking for two people to hook up, but this one caught me by surprise, and Dennard did a great job making the two of them just oddly fit together.
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
Look no further if you want a book that ships every person under the sun with someone else, because here it is. It is like a bloody Valentine’s Day card in here. And it is so….so…..so….GOOD.
Uprooted by Naomi Novik
Okay, yeah, it shocked me. And it shouldn’t have. But do you know how long it has been since a romance in a novel has surprised me? I haven’t screamed out loud due to a kissing scene since Dreams of Gods and Monsters. I think I read that passage ten or so times before I could go on. This one just hit me in all the right places.
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
I loved this story to bits and pieces, but there was a part of me that wanted to get to the end, because all I could do was think of this picture the whole time I was reading:
Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin
I just really love the romance in this one. They make a great couple but you feel conflicted about shipping them due to events surrounding World War II. I love having my emotions pulled in different directions.
The Heirs of Watson Island by Martina Boone
The main romance in this book is just really sweet. But there’s also an up and down romance between an older couple that I ship as well.
Magonia by Maria Dahvana Headley
Okay, so LOVE TRIANGLE alert. But it’s an epic one, in my opinion. Aza’s best friend Jason lives on earth but Aza gets sick when she’s not amongst the clouds. Jason has ALWAYS loved her, but then when Aza goes home, she meets someone who is like her. She is strong. But Earth and Jason are all she has ever known.
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
There’s like a whole hodge-podge of ships to choose from in this novel. And really, in any of Leigh’s books. But there is a m/m romance that is blossoming, and there are also two, m/f romances. my favorite of which is Inej and Kaz. But there are a lot of characters, so there is room to ship whomever you choose!
The Others by Anne Bishop
I know. And I can assure you that Lyn has not influenced my choices. I would have picked these two books even if I had not seen her picks first. The ship I ship in this series is not the traditional ship. But many people ship Simon and Meg, and while I don’t ship them as a romantic couple, I do ship their friendship. There are a TON of characters in this series and plenty of ships to choose from!