The Selective Collective features Fangirl: Cath’s TBR List


The Selective Collective reads FANGIRL by RAINBOW ROWELL

The Selective Collective features FANGIRL by RAINBOW ROWELL, provided to us by St. Martin’s Press for review and use in The Selective Collective feature!

For my part in this Selective Collective post, I had the “freebie” selection meaning I get to do WHATEVER I WANT! *maniacal laugh* There were oh so many things I could do relating to FANGIRL, but ultimately — with the help of my fellow SC members — I decided on creating a TBR list for Cath. We KNOW she’s a fan of reading as well as writing and we feel like we could suggest some pretty awesome books for her to read!

Before we start suggesting other books, here’s a little bit more about FANGIRL:

FangirlTitle: Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
Publishing Info: September 10th 2013 by St. Martin’s Press
Source: Physical ARC provided to us by St. Martin’s Press for review and use for the Selective Collective promotions!

Cath is a Simon Snow fan.
  Okay, the whole world is a Simon Snow fan . . .
  But for Cath, being a fan is her life — and she’s really good at it. She and her twin sister, Wren, ensconced themselves in the Simon Snow series when they were just kids; it’s what got them through their mother leaving.
  Reading. Rereading. Hanging out in Simon Snow forums, writing Simon Snow fan fiction, dressing up like the characters for every movie premiere.
  Cath’s sister has mostly grown away from fandom, but Cath can’t let go. She doesn’t want to.
Now that they’re going to college, Wren has told Cath she doesn’t want to be roommates. Cath is on her own, completely outside of her comfort zone. She’s got a surly roommate with a charming, always-around boyfriend, a fiction-writing professor who thinks fan fiction is the end of the civilized world, a handsome classmate who only wants to talk about words . . . And she can’t stop worrying about her dad, who’s loving and fragile and has never really been alone.
  For Cath, the question is: Can she do this?
  Can she make it without Wren holding her hand? Is she ready to start living her own life? Writing her own stories?
  And does she even want to move on if it means leaving Simon Snow behind?  From

CATH’S TBR LIST: Created by The Selective Collective

Dear Cath: We loved reading your story in FANGIRL and we couldn’t help but think of all of the books we loved and would love to recommend to you! Here are some of our top picks of books we think you’d enjoy and books you could relate to!



Just One Day by Gayle Forman
Where She Went by Gayle Forman
Size 12 is Not Fat by Meg Cabot

Cath, here are some books we think you’ll get college-like feels from! JUST ONE DAY takes place the summer after high school and Allyson’s first years in college. We think you could relate a lot to some of her college woes and really sympathize with her! WHERE SHE WENT is more college-y as well, although it’s a step outside of traditional college with the characters in Julliard and… well… a band. SIZE 12 IS NOT FAT is actually an adult book, but it takes place at “New York College” with the main character Heather as the residence hall director. It’s a bit more light-hearted, full of comedy as well as mystery!


Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

VAMPIRE ACADEMY and DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE might also give you some “university feels” but these have some awesome elements of paranormal involved as well! We know you enjoy the magic and the paranormal elements wrapped up in Simon Snow, so we thought you might enjoy these magical worlds as well!



The Book of Broken Hearts by Sarah Ockler
The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson
Going Vintage by Lindsey Leavitt

We know you’re pretty tight with Wren! We actually don’t know that many books about twins… But we do have some pretty great suggestions for sister relationships! We all loved THE BOOK OF BROKEN HEARTS which features some great sister relationships. THE SKY IS EVERYWHERE shows how main character Lennie deals with separating from her sister Bailey after her sudden death. GOING VINTAGE featured one of my favorite sister relationships in YA between Mallory and Ginnie and reminded me of my own relationship with my sister!



Meant to Be by Lauren Morrill
Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

We know you love to read and write, so we feel like these could be your character soul-sisters! Julia from MEANT TO BE and Anna from ANNA AND THE FRENCH KISS are pretty studious girls and a bit timid in social situations at times. Anna’s got a major boy dilemma going on that we think you could relate to….. (*cough*Levi*nudge*wink*)



Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
Cinder by Marissa Meyer

You love Simon Snow so we want you to give these epic series a shot! SHADOW AND BONE, THRONE OF GLASS, CINDER… These are some of our ALL-TIME FAVORITES. The world building, the characters, the epic plots… We think these are right up your alley! Also… We may not mind you writing some fan-fiction for these as well.

Okay, Cath! Those are our carefully selected suggestions for you. We hope you enjoy some of these books! If you’ve already read any of them, we’d love to hear what you thought of them!!

Another thanks to Rainbow Rowell for all of her gracious participation in our Selective Collective posts and to St. Martin’s press for sending us copies of FANGIRL for review!

And please don’t forget to check out the features from the other ladies in The Selective Collective! We each have a post to feature a different side of FANGIRL so please go visit their take on the book as well!

Tee @ YA Crush  Rainbow Rowell Interview & Fangirl Giveaway! 
Candice @ The Grown-Up YA  Review: Fangirl
Diana & Sandie @ Teen Lit Rocks  From Page to Screen: Fangirl
Daphne & Kristina @ Gone Pecan  Round Table: Fangirl



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7 thoughts on “The Selective Collective features Fangirl: Cath’s TBR List

  1. Candice @ The Grown-Up YA

    Love!!! I’ve been looking forward to this for a while now; very creative and love that you actually wrote it to Cath! If only she was a real person and could take your advice… I know she’d love these picks! Great job on the Freebie!

  2. Pamela

    This looks like a great list! I loved (like everyone else) Where She Went. I must admit that I was not a fan of Daughter of Smoke and Bone; I think I am the only person in the world who doesn’t. 🙂 I keep seeing Just One Day everywhere, I need to pick this book up!

  3. Tee

    So well done, B. I love this list. What a fabulous idea AND I love the books. Le sighs all around for Where She Went (Adam!) and The Sky is Everywhere.

  4. Stormy

    This is an awesome list! I’m only sort of jealous I didn’t think of it first! Your list is perfect too–from the college-aged trial & tribulations to the more science fiction/fantasy/paranormal stuff that Cath likes in Simon Snow so much. And all the books you picked are so awesome on their own as well!

  5. Kristina

    LOVE THIS! Honestly, GREAT idea! I agree on all the books (though there are two I haven’t read one is Meg Cabot and the other is a HUGE blogger fav!)

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