September 9, 2020

Recommended for You Blog Tour: Q&A with Laura Silverman

Hey, everyone, I'm so happy to recommend Laura Silverman's latest book, Recommended for You, which is a contemporary holiday season romance. That's everything we need after this roller coaster of a year. I'm also excited to have Laura Silverman on the blog to talk about other YA books.

The Interview

Laura, it's so lovely to have you on Awkwordly Emma again. Since I asked fairly standard questions when I interviewed you in 2017 for the release of GIRL OUT OF WATER, I thought I'd structure the questions around a theme this time. :)

Emma: When you give your friends book recommendations, do you try to suit their tastes or primarily share books you've loved? 
Laura: A little bit of both! I think for my friends who read less often, I definitely think more carefully about what might appeal to them. But I love recommending books tailored for their tastes and also just being really enthusiastic about any great book I’ve read!

Emma: What would be on your dream winter break or summer vacation TBR list? 
Laura: This might sound a little strange, but I often love reading darker and more twisted books in the summer. There’s something really nice about reading a scary book out in the bright sun! And I love reading romcoms as it gets colder outside to brighten up the drearier days! 

Emma: What book makes you feel the same way your favorite Jewish foods do? (And feel free to wax poetic about food, too.) 
Laura: Oooh, Jewish foods feel like a giant, warm, comforting hug. Some titles that pop to mind are Eliza and Her Monsters, The Upside of Unrequited, and This Is How We Fly!

Emma: A teen comes into Once Upon looking for some books that are like a recent hit TV show. What books would Shoshanna recommend to them? (You pick the show!) 
Laura: Let’s see, if they came in looking for books like Love, Simon, I’d recommend You Should See Me in a Crown and Late to the Party!

Emma: Enemies-to-lovers or friends-to-lovers? 
Laura: I really love both! I feel like RFY has a little bit of enemies to friends to lovers happening. I’m 100% down for both tropes!

Emma: Obviously you can't leave without giving my readers some recs. What YA have you read and loved recently? 
Laura: I’ve already mentioned some in this post! Let’s see This is How We Fly, You Should See Me in a Crown, Today Tonight Tomorrow, and Late to the Party. I’ve also been reading some adult fiction over quarantine and recently loved The Vanishing Half and One to Watch!

Laura: Thank you for your wonderful questions! This was such a fun idea ☺ 

The Book


To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before meets You’ve Got Mail in this charming and hilarious rom-com following two teen booksellers whose rivalry is taken to the next level as they compete for the top bookseller bonus.

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…

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

Author Q&A
Book Highlight w/ Giveaway
Mood Board
Top 10 List
Week 2

Author Q&A
Book Highlight w/ Giveaway
Week 3

Book Highlight W/ Giveaway
Author Q&A
Week 4

Author Q&A

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