Bookish

Rec Me Sunday: Enemies To Lovers

Rec me Sunday is a new bi-weekly series on Fictionally Sam where I basically give you recommendation of books based on different topics/tropes that will wreck you in all the best ways possible! These books are books I have personally loved and would read over and over again.

Ah, I love the smell of a new series here on the blog! This one has been in the back of my head for quiet some time and it wasn’t until recently that I decided to really solidify the series and what I want from it as the title of it all took shape in my head (I cackled for thirty minutes straight at “Rec Me Sunday”…please tell me you get it…rec…wreck….no?).

I thought it would be fun to create a series where I could put in one place all of my favorite recommendations, and then categorize them based on genre, topic, and/or trope! So for the series debut, I thought it would be loads of fun to gush over one of my all time favorite tropes: Enemies-To-Lovers. Continue reading “Rec Me Sunday: Enemies To Lovers”

Genre In Depth

Genre in Depth: Mystery

Genre in Depth is a new series on Fictionally Sam where we delve into different genre and see how they began, their characteristics, and books within that genre, etc. New genre every first and last Wednesday of the month!

I spy with my little brown eyes a very late post. I know what you are going to say, “aren’t these suppose to be posted on Wednesdays?” and yes Karen, yes they are supposed to be up on Wednesday–┬ábut who would have thought that mystery had so…much? I wanted to do this genre justice, and as I got deeper into my research I realized that this one was going to take more time than I originally planned and allotted for. So here we are.

Today’s installment we are going to look at the genre of mystery and all that it holds (which is a whole of a lot). As I probably have only read two series and a standalone that could be considered part of the mystery genre (thank you Nancy Drew and the Sammy Keyes series!) I found that I too learned so much about this genre, and now I am honestly really intrigued to pick up a few books in the Mystery spectrum and delve into their stories! With that said, I would like to point out that I took to my lovely friends for recommendations for books specifically for this post as I haven’t read much in the genre to be able to fully give you a recommendation. I trust their judgement 100% and if they rec it than I rec it too!

So grab your chair, get comfy, and let’s evaluate the clues!

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Genre In Depth

Genre in Depth: Speculative Fiction

Genre in Depth is a new series on Fictionally Sam where we delve into different genre and see how they began, their characteristics, and books within that genre, etc. New genre every first and last Wednesday of the month!

We began this series earlier this year with an indepth look at Science fiction and the history behind the genre, and so far we have waddled through many different genres that have incapsulated our hearts in many different ways.

However…

What about a genre that incapsulates not only us…but other genres? In today’s installment we are going to take journey through the life and body of Speculative fiction which in more recent years has become the umbrella term for many of the world famous genres like Science Fiction and Fantasy.

So grab a seat and get comfy, cause its about to be a time!

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Genre In Depth

Genre in Depth: Romance

Genre in Depth is a new series on Fictionally Sam where we delve into different genre and see how they began, their characteristics, and books within that genre, etc. New genre every first and last Wednesday of the month!

Welcome to February folks, the month of love and chocolates–or if you are super single like me, the month of single awareness. These next 28 days (especially the first 14) are a time here in the States; people from everywhere show their appreciation for those they love through grand gestures, sugary sweets, popping the big question, and taking out the trash without being asked. As for me, this month is a time where I binge read a crap ton of sappy love stories that will remind me that I’m single and my period is about to start. Like I said, a time.

But speaking of love stories–in this installment of Genre in-depth, we get to take a look at one of my top favorite genres around–you guessed it! Romance! Continue reading “Genre in Depth: Romance”