Normally, having a monthly flow twice in one month would be the SUCK, but not here on FYA! It means you get two roadmaps to solving one of life's sticky situations with
wine a good book. So here we are in April, that time of year college kids are recovering from spring break and looking forward to summer and adults are recovering from income taxes and looking forward to, well, just more months of work. In honor of gorgeous Friday afternoons in spring, when you're stuck inside at work dealing with rude people and pointless reports, I present a flowchart you can actually use!
So, last time I used a cool little website to make the flowchart so y'all could have clickable links, but it wasn't working with my computer this time, and the software I have on my computer to do this stuff sucks and kept freezing, so you get a Google doc flowchart, which not only lacks live links, it also lacks the ability to have both italic (or underlined) and roman script in the same bubble. The inner copyeditor in me lost out to the inner design person (sad, since the design person is WAY less qualified) in the caps vs. no-caps battle for the book titles, so cringe away at the shabbiness of having the book titles not set apart from the rest of the text. I just could NOT bring myself to use quotation marks -- the copyeditor, designer, and grammar teacher all rose up against that suggestion.
Anyway, no one cares about the different personalities who inhabit my brain. Bring on the flowchart!!
[Click on the image to see the full sheet.]
Boyfriends with Girlfriends by Alex Sanchez
Chime by Frannie Billingsley
The Final Four by Paul Volponi
For Keeps by Natasha Friend
Fury by Elizabeth Miles
The Jessica Darling Series by Megan McCafferty
Please Ignore Vera Dietz by A.S. King
Rotters by Daniel Kraus
Sea by Heidi Kling
Spoiled by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan
Stolen by Lucy Christopher
That Summer by Sarah Dessen
What are your recommendations? Any major life crises that would be best solved by reducing them to a simple yes/no question and a book? Talk it up in the comments!