A Bookish Summer Blog Hop: New Beginnings/Starting Over

07:00:00 Jo Linsdell 26 Comments


A Bookish Summer Blog Hop: New Beginnings/Starting Over


Welcome back for another stop on the A Bookish Summer Blog Hop!

Today's topic is New Beginnings/Starting Over. 

The first book that came to mind for this was Starting Over by Sheri Levy (check out my review of the book here). This book is teen/YA and part of the A Trina Ryan Novel series. It touches on building new friendships, and also letting go and being able to move on. 

What my book blogger buddies had to say:


A Bookish Summer Blog Hop: New Beginnings/Starting Over
Leslie Conzatti

I mentioned it earlier, but when I think of starting over--albeit in a kind of darkly comedic, ironic fashion--I think of the series that has long been my favorite, the Grave Report novels by R. R. Virdi. The series features Vince Graves, a soul whose body died an undetermined amount of time ago, but he’s been selected by the Powers-That-Be to get constantly reincarnated in the body of supernatural-related circumstances, whether somebody cracked the wrong ancient seal, or awakened a dark entity from the netherworld. Chock-full of gallows humor, cynical sarcasm, and a great deal of heart (I mean, it would take a lot of heart to have to live someone else’s life to give their soul and their loved ones closure!) all the way through--and every book is essentially a “new beginning” so I think it counts!

A Bookish Summer Blog Hop: New Beginnings/Starting Over
Brandy Potter

I have a toss up, same author, three different books. Nora Roberts. Montana Sky - three sisters who have never met have to discover each other and rediscover themselves.  The Liar is about a woman whose husband dies, only she finds out he was a conman. The Witness is about a woman who witnesses a murder as a teenager and has to go into hiding.

A Bookish Summer Blog Hop: New Beginnings/Starting Over
Casia Schreyer


Traitor’s Hope by Virginia McClain. This is the sequel to Blade’s Edge. At the end of book 1 the main characters achieve their goal and overthrow a manipulative, lying government. Book 2 is about the new beginning for all of them, as individuals and as a country.


Have you read any of these books? Do you know of a great book about new beginnings/starting over? Tell us about it in the comments below

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26 comments:

  1. Great post, I think the book that comes to mind for me is Maybe in Another Life by Taylor Jenkins Reid as the book is about a new beginning and how it could have been so many other beginnings under different circumstances.

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    1. Oh that sounds interesting. A kind of Sliding Doors kind of theme. Will check it out.

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  2. Starting over to me sounds like a Debbie Macomber read! Great post!

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  3. I love the idea about getting opinions from different bloggers. Xx

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    1. I'm finding out about so many awesome books from this blog hop. It's always fun when book bloggers get together to talk books ;)

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  4. I love blog hops! Let’s me find other blogs I hadn’t heard about before. I’ve never participated in a blog hop but I hope to one day!

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    1. Come and join the Bookish Blog Hops group and you can blog hop with us :)

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    1. Blog hops like this one don't actually take much effort. Would love to have you join in with us for a future blog hop. Drop me a private message if you want more details on how it all works. You know how to contact me ;)

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  6. I like these answers. I have been wracking my brain and I cannot come up with a favourite.

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    1. There are so many books about new beginnings it's hard to pick a favourite. That was the reason I went with the first one to come to mind. The fact that the book is called Starting Over made it easy ;)

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  7. I don't think I have done a blog hop! It sounds like a lot of work LOL

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    1. It can be, but it is also loads of fun. I found people that liked obscure writers that I like and that's awesome! Plus you get to branch out, find new books, be creative all while driving more people to your own blog! It's a win, win, win!

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    2. Hi Heidi, you should join us for the next Bookish Blog Hop. It's actually not that much work and the benefits can be huge. I can fill you in on all the how to stuff if you like. Just drop me an email or DM me on Facebook.

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  8. I haven't heard of any of these, I learned something new today!

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    1. That's great Nikki. Happy you found out about some books you didn't know of before.

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  9. I am actually not sure which one I'd go with. Possible The Great Alone? It's continually about starting over, while never being able to truly outrun anything.

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    1. That sounds like an interesting read.

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  10. Great post. I can say that I've never heard any of these books - I also can't think of a book off the top of my head about starting over.

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    1. It's one of those themes that comes up a lot but usually has other themes mixed in with it. A lot of romance books use it but take off from the point of the new beginning e.g. the protagonist has recently split from their other half. The book itself will move on quickly to be about their new life/love interest and so you don't always think about it being a new beginnings/starting over book but more of a love story.

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  11. New beginnings are cool, but I think that they can be over played a bit. Especially in the romance and thriller genres. Not going to say it's a hated trope by any means. When they are well done they are great but when it seems like they are used as an easy out, it's easy to tell!

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    1. It is definitely a common trope. So many books, in different genres use it. I agree, they can either be great or give off that "I went for the easy option" vibe.

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  12. Sounds fun! Happy blog hopping!

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  13. Great post I really enjoy your Blogger Hop post Jo, thank you so much for sharing your awesome post.

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