Tuesday, April 4, 2017

New Adult Annotation

Product Details

Author: Jamie McGuire

Title: Beautiful Disaster

Genre: New Adult

Publication Date: August 14, 2012

Number of Pages: 418

Geographical Setting: Eastern United States

Time Period: Contemporary 

Series (if applicable): First of a duology, so far.

Plot Summary: Anxious to escape her old life, Abby enrolls in a small college on the east coast. America enrolls too, hoping to assure that her best friend does not fall back into the darkness  of her past. Abby encounters the university's "Walking One-Night Stand" and is able to resist his charm and rugged good looks. Has Travis met his match? The challenge is on. What begins as a friendship that has the whole campus talking, develops into oh so much more. Tag along with Abby, Travis, America, and her boyfriend Shepley while they learn to navigate college, relationships, and life. 

Subject Headings: Man-Woman Relationships; Fiction.
                                 College Stories.

3 Terms that Best Describe this Book: First-person narrative

Similar Authors and Works (why are they similar?): All of these stories are engaging, first-person narrative, contemporary romances.

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Natural Born Charmer by Susan Elizabeth Phillips

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Call Me Irresistible by Susan Elizabeth Phillips

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Forever Buckhorn by Lori Foster

3 Relevant Non-Fiction Works and Authors:

The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts by Gary Chapman

An Age of License: A Travelogue by Lucy Knisley

A Fighter's Heart: One Man's Journey Through the World of Fighting by [Sheridan, Sam]

A Fighter's Heart: One Man's Journey Through the World of Fighting by Sam Sheridan

The Professor, the Banker, and the Suicide King: Inside the Richest Poker Game of All Time by Michael Craig

3 Relevant Fiction Works and Authors:

Walking Disaster: A Novel (Beautiful Book 2) by [McGuire, Jamie]

Walking Disaster by Jamie McGuire
Collide: Book One in the Collide Series by [McHugh, Gail]

Collide by Gail McHugh

The Edge of Never by J. A. Redmerski


  1. Suzanne, thanks for adding to my list of next reads. I thought both the title and the read-alikes sound interesting, especially for someone who loves contemporary romances. I am thinking before this class, I would have never admitted to people how much I liked romance books because of the judgments of others. I also like the non-fiction titles you reference as well. They all sound like good recommendations.

  2. Great job on this annotation! Full points!