Let’s talk about one of my favourite reads of last year! Backlist blast – Dress codes for small towns!

And again another meme for me to try out! This time it is Backlist blast! 


About the meme: 

Blacklist blast is created by Milana from A couple reads and Flavia from Flavia the bibliophile! It is meant to talk about blacklist books, books that were published 6 months ago or earlier. This to remind ourselves why we wanted to read the book in the first place, or to share our feelings towards an old(er) favourite. 


I decided to go with Dress codes for small towns for this weeks meme. This book was one of my favourites of last year! 


Title: Dress codes for small towns.
Author: Courtney C Stevens.
Genre: Young adult, Lgbt, contemporary, romance.
Release day: August 22nd 2017.  



As the tomboy daughter of the town’s preacher, Billie McCaffrey has always struggled with fitting the mold of what everyone says she should be. She’d rather wear sweats, build furniture, and get into trouble with her solid group of friends: Woods, Mash, Davey, Fifty, and Janie Lee.

But when Janie Lee confesses to Billie that she’s in love with Woods, Billie’s filled with a nagging sadness as she realizes that she is also in love with Woods…and maybe with Janie Lee, too.

Always considered “one of the guys,” Billie doesn’t want anyone slapping a label on her sexuality before she can understand it herself. So she keeps her conflicting feelings to herself, for fear of ruining the group dynamic. Except it’s not just about keeping the peace, it’s about understanding love on her terms—this thing that has always been defined as a boy and a girl falling in love and living happily ever after. For Billie—a box-defying dynamo—it’s not that simple.

Readers will be drawn to Billie as she comes to terms with the gray areas of love, gender, and friendship, in this John Hughes-esque exploration of sexual fluidity. 


@evelynreads on instagram – One of my favourite books with my favourite shoes ❤

Why I choose this book: 

Last year I hear Lala from books and lala talk about it in one of her videos, and she absolutely loved. That and the cover were the reason for me buying this book. I also think I read it as soon as I got it.. And I feel in love! Back then I barely read any romance novels, now I read more, so maybe it is just because I did not have many comparison material. But in my opinion it is really good! It is about this girl, Billie, who is trying to figure out her sexuality, but it is not only about that, you also see her friendship dynamics, and her relation with her parents. And it is written so realistic! That it almost felt as if you were the main character! 

I brought this book with me to university, so I’m planning on rereading soon, to see if my feelings are still the same! 



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Come talk to me! 

Have you read it? What were your thoughts? Or will you maybe now go and read it?

2 Replies to “Let’s talk about one of my favourite reads of last year! Backlist blast – Dress codes for small towns!”

  1. Thanks so much for participating in Backlist Blast! :DAnd oooo I’m gonna add this to my TBR! It sounds like my kind of book!

    1. Thank you for reading!
      I hope you will enjoy the book!

      Evelynreads says:

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