Every so often I get emails from a certain big box bookstore that I've purchased from in the past with the declaration, "If You Liked...., Then You'll Like...." The trouble is I often wonder how these books are related. Who made the decision that these books are similar enough that having liked one, I'll like the other? Was it a real person? Or a computer generated list?
I've thought about this form of marketing and believe I know a few books that belong together. If there was a box set of related books, like they do those movies at Halloween or Valentine's Day, these are the ones I'd choose to package together. Hopefully, I'll be making this a new feature.
The Quirky Lady Box Set
Come, Thou Tortoise by Jessica Grant
Audley (Oddly) Flowers returns to Newfoundland after her father is struck by a Christmas tree. Audley sees the world quite differently than other people do. This causes her a lot of confusion.
My review of Come Thou, Tortoise
The Carnes sisters live in a world of their own imagination. They play odd games of make believe that leave other people confused if they aren't in on the joke.
My review of The Brontes Went of Woolworths
Notice how I used "confuse" and "odd" to describe both books. Those are running themes in both stories. The oddity of the women either cause themselves or others confusion. It's makes for interesting plot developments.
So if you liked quirky ladies or have read one but not the other, you might like to give these books a look-and-see.