Standalone Sunday || 1/29/17

Another Sunday is here, my friends! Meaning another set of awesome standalone recommendations for our Standalone Sunday post! I hope everyone had a wonderful week. I’m currently trying to get over a two week long illness, which ended up being the flu, unfortunately. I have been completely behind on literally everything, but that’s alright… because I’m about to be all caught up pretty soon! Woo!

I also wanted to let y’all know that I’m turning my Saturday Special feature into a monthly post, and the feature will be back on the first Saturday in February. So be on the lookout for that! We’ll be interviewing fellow book blogger, Irena @ Book Dust Magic.

Okie dokie then! Let’s take a look at my standalone recommendation for today, as well as the standalone recs from the around the blogosphere!


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Standalone Sunday is a feature created by yours truly where each Sunday we will feature a standalone book (not part of a series) that you loved or would recommend! There’s tons of focus on books that are part of a series… I thought it’d be nice to focus on some standalone novels, too!

Feel free to join in on this weekly feature by creating your own Standalone Sunday post! And you’re more than welcome to use the image I created. Link to your post in the comments below or make sure you link back to this post so I can check it out and add you down below!


imageThe Paper Swan by Leylah Attar

They say it takes 21 days to form a habit.
They lie.

For 21 days she held on.
But on Day 22, she would have given anything for the sweet slumber of death.
Because on Day 22, she realizes that her only way out means certain death for one of the two men she loves.

A haunting tale of passion, loss, and redemption, The Paper Swan is a darkly intense yet heartwarming love story, textured with grit, intrigue, and suspense. Please note: This is NOT a love triangle.

A full-length, standalone novel, intended for mature audiences due to violence, sex and language. Subject matter may be disturbing for some readers.


In 2015, I read this standalone novel and I haven’t forgotten it since. This is one of those stories that just stick with you forever. I don’t know what to say about this book without giving away too much. This was such an intense read… one of those type of stories that will have your spine tingling and the hairs standing on the back of your neck. As the synopsis states, this is a book recommended only to mature audiences, as it may contain triggers for some. Please check this book out, if you haven’t already! This was a complete five star read for me and I will never forget it! I’m actually hoping to reread it in the near future, and it takes a really amazing read for me to be willing to reread something! So that should speak for itself. 🙂

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Standalone Posts Around the Blogosphere

Sam @ One Bookish Girl | Emma @ A Dreamer’s Library | Jess @ Beau Coup Books | Beth @ Reading Every Night | Didi @ Didi Oviatt | Nicki @ The Secret Library | Susan @ Susan Loves Books | Chantal @ Disappear Into Books | Kaytlyn @ The Bohemian Bookworm | Stevie @ Stevie’s Bookshelf | Krysti @ YA and Wine


Have you read this book? What are some standalone novels you would recommend? If you want to participate in this feature, link up your post in the comments and I’ll add you up top!

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50 thoughts on “Standalone Sunday || 1/29/17

  1. I did read this one. I didn’t really care for it. My real life book club chose The Kind Worth Killing but I haven’t bought it yet. It’s a standalone thriller. They also chose The Black Eyed Susan which I did get the audio. So I have two standalones to try

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  2. This sounds like a really interesting book Megan. The blurb hasn’t given much away but it’s just made me all the more curious about what happens to all the characters. Plus the fact that you rated it so highly and that it stayed with you so long as well has just made me all the more determined to read it myself one day.
    Great pick for this week, also glad to hear you’re feeling a little better now as well! 😀

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