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Nailed It: Tales (and Nails) of Friendship

It’s February!

A very special month over here at Rather Be Reading because someone is due to have her baby this month, another someone is celebrating a birthday, and at the end of the month, we celebrate three years since the first time we met! (We’ll let you guess who is who with those first two.)

We decided to sort of throw an unofficial friendship month and our Nailed It book picks reflect that. Hope you are looking forward to these two books (both come out this month!) and we would love to hear what friendship books you have enjoyed!

Magan’s Pick:

The Sound of Letting Go by Stasia Ward Kehoe | Release Date: February 6, 2014

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nail polish colors matched with the cover of The Sound of Letting Go by Stasia Ward Kehoe

Since we’re focusing on strong friendships for our Nailed It, I want to feature Stasia Ward Kehoe’s The Sound of Letting Go because for so many reasons Daisy and her best friend’s relationship felt so, so real to me. It’s complicated and imperfect. They have struggles and sometimes don’t agree on everything. But you know what? That’s real life. It’s idealistic of me to expect to get along with even my best friends all the time because we’ve experienced so many different things and have different upbringings, right? The cover for this book is so beautiful. The bokeh is gorgeous and I NEED to own all of these colors. I’ve admitted before that I’m not much of a purple kind of girl, but DANG is Reece calling my name!

Cynthia | Aisha | Reece

Estelle’s Pick:

Maybe One Day by Melissa Kantor | Release Date: February 11, 2014

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Nailed It Maybe One Day by Melissa Kantor

Zoe and Olivia are dealt the ultimate test when Olivia is diagnosed with cancer. I can’t even begin to imagine. These two girls have spent so much of their lives together — dancing, hanging out with each other’s families, school, everything — and now this. It was very touching and difficult to watch how their friendship grew and changed during this ordeal. Was their friendship perfect? No. But were they loyal to each other? Did they allow each other to make mistakes and then make up for it? Yes. Yes. Yes. I tried to go mostly upbeat with the colors (it was hard with this cover and the subject matter) but I think it all evened out. The dark forest green (Diane) is actually my favorite. Go figure.

Diane | Misti | Myrtle

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Thanks for stopping by!

February 6, 2014 - 6:49 pm

Ellice - I love this feature ladies! Those colors are so pretty (I’m especially loving the sparkle in Cynthia). February is a big month for y’all! Congrats, Magan, on your beautiful little bundle of joy. Happy birthday, Estelle. And congrats to you BOTH for becoming close friends and starting a blog that so many people adore 🙂

February 4, 2014 - 7:01 am

The Sound of Letting Go: A Review + Author Interview - […] Add to Goodreads | Buy on Amazon | Buy from B&N | Nailed It […]

February 3, 2014 - 8:26 pm

Kelly - I don’t have anything to add to the conversation, I just wanted to say how much I love this feature! You always nail (no pun intended!) the colours; they always match perfectly!

February 3, 2014 - 4:02 pm

Rachel - I’m so excited to read both of these books! YAY FRIENDSHIPS. For reals though. We need more of that in YA. I have Maybe One Day but I’ve been putting it off because I’m afraid it’s going to turn me into a mess. I hadn’t heard of The Sound of Letting Go before now but that’s totally going on my TBR. I ADORE Myrtle. It’s a very sexy color. Reece is pretty cool too, though I rarely wear purple.

February 3, 2014 - 9:06 am

Betty - Love the nail colors with the books!! I love books that focus on friendship, but I hate reading about cancer so not sure I’ll go for Maybe One Day. 🙁
Happy Birthday, Estelle!!!!!
Congratulations (super soon) Magan!!!! I am so excited for you!!!

February 2, 2014 - 9:18 pm

Alexa S. - YAY FOR FRIENDSHIP! I love having been able to meet and become friends with you both, and am excited for what February will bring. Beautiful covers + beautiful nail polish — it totally works!

February 2, 2014 - 9:16 pm

Kailia Sage - I love this feature so much. I might need to get Julep nail polishes just to see how I like them since everyone is raving about them.

February 2, 2014 - 5:29 pm

alice-jane - I love how you guys decided to focus on friendship novels since I feel like there’s not a lot of books that focus on friendships. Female friendships have defined my life to a certain point and I’ve learned a lot from my friends– through the laughter, the struggles and more.

I love the bokeh and the color scheme for The Sound of Letting Go. The title’s quite nice, too, in my opinion. Also, I can’t imagine the struggles that the characters went through in Maybe One Day but I’m glad that it was a great read, despite the tearjerker.

February 2, 2014 - 11:40 am

Molly | wrapped up in books - I’m excited to check out these books that prominently feature female friendships. Love the nail polish and cover pairings. It’s a fun feature.

February 2, 2014 - 8:06 am

Andi - I love this! Two of my favorite things, books and nail polish. Great colors to go with the books and I think I have most of these colors. 🙂

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