3 Reasons to Read… The Only Thing Worse Than Me Is You by Lily Anderson

3 Reasons to Read...

So many books come out each week that it makes it hard to decide what to read. We want to make that a little bit easier on you by sharing our favorite releases from the week and telling you our top 3 reasons why we think you’ll love them too!

This week our selection is The Only Thing Worse Than Me Is You by Lily Anderson. Are you ready to hear more about this book and its author? Here we go…

3 Reasons to Read… The Only Thing Worse Than Me Is You by Lily AndersonThe Only Thing Worse Than Me Is You by Lily Anderson
Also by this author: Not Now, Not Ever
Published by St. Martin's Griffin on May 17, 2016
Genres: Contemporary
Pages: 352
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Trixie Watson has two very important goals for senior year: to finally save enough to buy the set of Doctor Who figurines at the local comic books store, and to place third in her class and knock Ben West--and his horrendous new mustache that he spent all summer growing--down to number four.

Trixie will do anything to get her name ranked over Ben's, including give up sleep and comic books--well, maybe not comic books--but definitely sleep. After all, the war of Watson v. West is as vicious as the Doctor v. Daleks and Browncoats v. Alliance combined, and it goes all the way back to the infamous monkey bars incident in the first grade. Over a decade later, it's time to declare a champion once and for all.

The war is Trixie's for the winning, until her best friend starts dating Ben's best friend and the two are unceremoniously dumped together and told to play nice. Finding common ground is odious and tooth-pullingly-painful, but Trixie and Ben's cautious truce slowly transforms into a fandom-based tentative friendship. When Trixie's best friend gets expelled for cheating and Trixie cries foul play, however, they have to choose who to believe and which side they're on--and they might not pick the same side.

3 Reasons You Should Read…

The Only Thing Worse Than Me Is You
by Lily Anderson

  • This contemporary read is one of the best retellings we’ve read in a while. It’s a deliciously nerdy redo of Much Ado About Nothing and it deserves a top spot on your to be read list.
  • Lily Anderson has created a cast of characters that you are going to fall for in a big way. They are funny, nerdy, snarky, and everything we wanted them to be. You’re going to find someone you love, someone to cheer for, someone to swoon for, and someone to hate… at least a little.
  • Debut authors are our fav, and this is one Debut Author that has already earned our trust. We will be anxiously waiting her next book and we think you’ll agree.

***About Lily Anderson***

Author Lily AndersonLily Anderson is a school librarian and Melvil Dewey fangirl with an ever-growing collection of musical theater tattoos and Harry Potter ephemera. She lives in Northern California, far from her mortal enemy: the snow.

Lily’s debut, THE ONLY THING WORSE THAN ME IS YOU (St. Martin’s Press, May 17, 2016) is a Young Adult contemporary novel.

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The Only Thing Worse Than Me Is You by Lily Anderson


  1. danielle hammelef says

    Your second reason is why I have to read this book! I love when authors can create characters I’ll care about, root for. I love snarkiness!

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