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Blog Tour: Interview: Recommended For You by Laura Silverman

Ever since You Asked for Perfect I’ve been such a fan of Laura Silverman. Recommended For You is no exception. It’s a book with tons of heart, chemistry, and books! Check out my interview with Laura Silverman full of all my questions immediately upon finishing!

Recommended For You

Shoshanna Greenberg loves working at Once Upon, her favorite local bookstore. And with her moms fighting at home and her beloved car teetering on the brink of death, the store has become a welcome escape.

When her boss announces a holiday bonus to the person who sells the most books, Shoshanna sees an opportunity to at least fix her car, if none of her other problems. The only person standing in her way? New hire Jake Kaplan.

Jake is an affront to everything Shoshanna stands for. He doesn’t even read! But somehow his sales start to rival hers. Jake may be cute (really cute), and he may be an eligible Jewish single (hard to find south of Atlanta), but he’s also the enemy, and Shoshanna is ready to take him down.

But as the competition intensifies, Jake and Shoshanna grow closer and realize they might be more on the same page than either expects…

Find Recommended For You on Goodreads, Amazon, Indiebound, & The Book Depository.

Author Interview

If you had to generalize, what do you think would be something that’s been woven throughout all your books subconsciously?

I realize I always end up writing about the importance of putting work into your friendships. I value my friends so much, but the relationship isn’t always going to be perfect. Things get in the way – school, work, distance. It’s important to show your friends you value them and for them to show they value you in return.

Do you have a favorite indie bookstore experience? Or favorite indie book store in general?

I definitely have some favorite stores! Avid Bookshop in Athens, Georgia. Little Shop of Stories in Decatur, Georgia. Community Bookstore and Books of Wonder in New York!

If you had to describe Recommended For You in romcom films/tv shows, what would be your top 3?

10 Things I Hate About You, The Office, You’ve Got Mail, and Clueless (I picked 4 okay!)

What are you learning more about yourself as you keep writing stories? 

Ooh! This is an interesting question. I think I’m learning the importance of not being as hard on myself and the importance of sharing what’s going on in my life with the people I love. When things get tough, I tend to bottle up those thoughts and try to solve it on my own, but just like my characters learn, it’s important to open up to the people in your life. They are there to support you!

What are some of your favorite Jewish MCs in YA lit?

Rowan Roth in Today Tonight Tomorrow stole my heart! And I have to mention Molly Peskin-Suso in The Upside of Unrequited! I also adored Halle in What I Like About You!

Find Recommended For You on Goodreads, Amazon, Indiebound, & The Book Depository.

About the Author

Laura Silverman is an author and editor currently living in Brooklyn, New York. She earned her MFA in writing for children at the New School. Her books include Girl Out of WaterYou Asked for PerfectIt’s a Whole Spiel, and Recommended for YouGirl Out of Water was a Junior Library Guild Selection. You can contact Laura on Twitter @LJSilverman1 or through her website

Blog Tour Schedule

Week 1    
8/24/2020 Kayla Reads and Reviews Author Q&A
8/25/2020 Drizzle & Hurricanes Books Review
8/26/2020 Bookishly Jules Book Highlight w/ Giveaway
8/27/2020 The Heart of a Book Blogger Creative Post (Mood Board)
8/28/2020 YA Indulgences Creative Post (Top 10 List)
Week 2    
8/31/2020 The Book Bratz Review
9/1/2020 Reading, Writing, and Me Author Q&A
9/2/2020 Paper Procrastinators Book Highlight w/ Giveaway
9/3/2020 Fangirl Fury Review
9/4/2020 I’m All Booked Up Review
Week 3    
9/7/2020 From the Library of Alexis Review
9/8/2020 Curlyhairbibliophile Book Highlight W/ Giveaway
9/9/2020 Awkwordly Emma Author Q&A
9/10/2020 Wonder Struck Review
9/11/2020 Books. Libraries. Also, Cats. Review
Week 4    
9/14/2020 BooksWritingHappiness Review
9/15/2020 Utopia State of Mind Author Q&A
9/16/2020 Lindsay Glenne Review
9/17/2020 Lost in Book Land Review
9/18/2020 Rants & Raves of a Bibliophile Review


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