BLOG TOUR: Since We Last Spoke by Brenda Rufener [Bookish Reading Essentials + Giveaway]

Posted April 10, 2019 by wildandw in Blog Tour, Giveaway / 2 Comments

Happy Wednesday, bookworms!  Welcome to my stop on the Bookstagram and Creative Blog Tour hosted by MTMC Tours for Since We Last Spoke by Brenda Rufener.  Today I’m bringing you some bookish essentials for reading Since We Last Spoke, inspired by the book, plus an amazing giveaway!


Since We Last Spoke — a YA Contemporary Romance — is a heartbreaking and uplifting novel that captures the ups and downs of star-crossed lovers in the face of unimaginable grief.  Here’s what it’s all about:

Book Title: Since We Last Spoke
Author: Brenda Rufener
Release Date: April 2nd, 2019
Publisher: Harper Teen

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Perfect for fans of Jennifer Niven and Nicola Yoon, this heartbreaking and uplifting novel captures the ups and downs of teen love in the face of unimaginable grief and the rocky journey to healing, peace, and forgiveness.

When Aggi Frank and Max Granger finally admitted their feelings for each other last December, it felt like love was beautiful and endless . . . until it wasn’t.

A fatal car accident involving their older siblings throws their lives into sudden chaos. And with a restraining order now in place between the two bitter households, Aggi and Max’s love runs cold. Being together again seems like a distant fantasy, even though they share the same driveway.

Still, Plum Lake is a small town, and staying apart can’t last forever. Aggi and Max eventually reunite at a lake-house party and break the ice after a year of silence.

But just as they begin to rebuild their relationship, the unthinkable happens, leading them to confront each other and their families in the hope of mending the broken pieces.

Where to buy:
Amazon | Book Depository | B&N | Harper Collins


Since We Last Spoke brings all the feels!  It’s a beautifully written story that portrays grief, loss, and the difficult path to healing.  It’s emotional and evocative and the perfect book to cozy up with for a binge read!

I am a fan and supporter of bookish merch, so I put together a list of reading essentials that I think both go perfectly with this book and are inspired by it, featuring some of my favorite small businesses.  Check it out:

> A Book Sleeve

You won’t want to put Since We Last Spoke down, so be prepared to safely transport of it with this beautiful book sleeve from Baby My Book.  The colors coordinate so well with the book cover, and you won’t have to worry about damaging your book on the go!

Get it here.




> A Bookmark

What can I say!?  …I like my bookmarks to match my books!  This bookmark from Bibliophile Prints may have a Shatter Me book quote, but it is still 100% fitting for Since We Last Spoke.  Aside from the pretty pale blue that looks great with the cover, the quote is perfect because you are bound to form connections or, at the very least, feel for the characters of this book.

Get it here.



> A Candle

Set the mood while you read with the help of a bookish candle!  Since We Last Spoke is set in a small town, and I couldn’t think of a more perfect candle for this book than this one from Bubble and Geek!

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Of course, you’re also going to want the usual:  a cozy blanket to curl up with, a warm beverage like tea or hot cocoa, and TISSUES (tissues are a necessity!).

I hope you enjoyed my take on bookish reading essentials for Since We Last Spoke — happy reading!


Winding down my blog stop is a chance for you to win one of two signed copies of Since We Last Spoke Brenda Rufener — enter the rafflecopter below!  *You can also head over to Instagram and follow the #SinceWeLastSpokeMTMC hashtag for more chances to win!

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Brenda Rufener is a technical writer turned novelist and the author of WHERE I LIVE, which Bustle named a most anticipated YA contemporary book hitting shelves in 2018 and Jennifer Niven called a “hard-hitting novel filled with hope.”

SINCE WE LAST SPOKE, Brenda’s second young adult novel, publishes in April 2019. When not writing, Brenda enjoys hiking the woods of North Carolina and spending time with her family. She is an advocate for homeless youth.

FIND BRENDA: Website |  Twitter | Goodreads



Thanks for swinging by my stop on the Bookstagram and Creative Blog Tour hosted by MTMC Tours for Since We Last Spoke by Brenda Rufener.  Be sure to check out the other stops on the tour!

April 8th @thereaderandthechef – Bookstagram + Blog

April 9th @myhoneyreads – Bookstagram + Blog

April 10th @wildandwonderfulreads – Bookstagram + Blog

April 11th @agingerlyreview – Bookstagram

April 12th @booknerdbecky – Bookstagram + Blog

April 13th @crispdawnn – Bookstagram

April 14th @diamondxgirl – Bookstagram +  Blog

April 15th @wrinkled.pages – Bookstagram

April 16th @paperfury – Bookstagram + Blog

April 17th @love_my_dane_dolly_ – Bookstagram

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