Greetings, and welcome to Unrecommended: A Bad Book Podcast! This blog was inspired by our love for books, particularly Bad Books. Founded by the creators of Capulet Mag, a literary magazine by young women for young women, Unrecommended is a way to share our passion and appreciate for Bad Books with the rest of the literature community.
Basically, we’re putting our English degrees to good use.
The Bad Book Experts
Sam is a full-time writer and blogger from Orlando, FL. She decided to study English on a whim after falling for the Harry Potter series during her gap year between high school and college. During her time at Flagler College in St. Augustine, FL, Sam served as the Editor in Chief of her college lit mag and developed her own college lifestyle blog Samanthability.com. Today, Sam is a self-employed marketing writer who moonlights as a Very Serious Novelist. Oh, and she’s #TeamEdward.
Favorite Book: Call Me By Your Name by Andre Aciman
Go-To Genre: Fantasy & Romance
Hogwarts House: Gryffindor
Weaknesses: Angst, enemies to lovers trope, plot twists, and untraditional timelines
Pet Peeves: Love triangles, “You’re not like other girls,” and poorly developed secondary characters
Isabelle is also a graduate of Flagler College in St. Augustine, FL. She studied English and Creative Writing, and she now puts this same passion for literature into Capulet Mag, an online lit mag that she leads alongside Sam. Though she’s not yet sure what she wants to do with her career, she knows she wants to keep reading and writing. Oh, and #TeamJake.
Favorite Book: Sharp Objects by Gillian
Hogwarts House: Ravenclaw
Weaknesses: Enemies as lovers, enemies to lovers, non-stereotypical POCs, & dangerous women (a la Amy Dunne)
Pet Peeves: Men “growling”, writing focused on shock value, women who don’t get along with other women for petty reasons, & possessive relationships.