Sunday, January 4, 2015

Thematic Sunday: Books With Parties

So, I've decided that I'm combing the Making the Leap and What to Read Next features. They honestly were kind of the same thing, just different focus. Now, I'm just going to take one theme (it may be a trope/character type/setting/genre/anything) and just recommend any kinds of books that go along with that theme. You'll see anything from non-fiction to YA to Adult to middle-grade. If it follows the theme, I'll put it on the list. Maximum books will be ten, minimum books will be 5.

This week, since we just had one of the biggest celebrations of the year, I'm doing books with parties at the center/and or around the main plot.

1) A Curious Invitation: The Forty Greatest Parties in Fiction by Suzette Fields

Need further reading then this list? Check out this nonfiction book that talks about some of the best parties in fiction. In fact, some of the books I'm going to mention here are in here.

2) The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

You can't have a list about parties and not have Gatsby. That's just blasphemy. Though FYI, to all of you who keep throwing "Gatsby" parties, it's not a Gatsby party until a guy is murdered. Just saying.

3) Bright Young Things series by Anna Godberson

Check out the flapper era from another angle.

4) And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

This is actually a party you might want to skip. Everyone starts dropping dead.

5) Yolo by Sam Jones

This one is about a quest to get to an epic spring break party.

6) Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

I swear, every time you turned around in this book, Elizabeth and Darcy were at some sort of party/gathering/function. I don't know where they found the time to even fall in love with all that stuff they were going too.

7) The Girls Book 1: Party Girl by Rachel Hollis

This one is abound an event planner. I say that fits the theme, no?

8) The Masque of the Red Death by Edgar Allan Poe

A Prince hosts lavish parties to hide the fact that crappy things are happening in his country. It gets spoiled by a rebel who doesn't want to ignore the bad things happening.

9) Carrie by Stephen King

AKA the book that proves Prom is overrated.

10) Jinx by Meg Cabot

I'm probably reaching with this one. But the climax of the book does start at a high school dance. Proving once again: they are overrated.

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