aka the time I could see ‘THE FUTURE’
I saw booksandlala doing this and thought I’d jump on that bandwagon. Th little list is for me to guess which books I’m most likely to rate 5 stars after reading.
Here’s hoping they don’t disappoint…
They Both Die at The End by Adam Silvera
Let’s face it, when have I ever hated a Silvera book? WHEN?! Also, I’ve spoken about this book so many times I don’t think I need to add the synopsis again, right?
Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli
*no cover available just yet.
Leah Burke—girl-band drummer, master of deadpan, and Simon Spier’s best friend from the award-winning Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda—takes center stage in this novel of first love and senior-year angst.
When it comes to drumming, Leah Burke is usually on beat—but real life isn’t always so rhythmic. An anomaly in her friend group, she’s the only child of a young, single mom, and her life is decidedly less privileged. She loves to draw but is too self-conscious to show it. And even though her mom knows she’s bisexual, she hasn’t mustered the courage to tell her friends—not even her openly gay BFF, Simon.
So Leah really doesn’t know what to do when her rock-solid friend group starts to fracture in unexpected ways. With prom and college on the horizon, tensions are running high. It’s hard for Leah to strike the right note while the people she loves are fighting—especially when she realizes she might love one of them more than she ever intended.
Again, when haven’t I loved an Albertalli?
What We Lose by Zinzi Clemmons
Raised in Pennsylvania, Thandi views the world of her mother’s childhood in Johannesburg as both impossibly distant and ever present. She is an outsider wherever she goes, caught between being black and white, American and not. She tries to connect these dislocated pieces of her life, and as her mother succumbs to cancer, Thandi searches for an anchor—someone, or something, to love.
Look at that gorgeous cover. Just…look…at…it. The subject matter seems hard but so important and I want it to be everything it promises to be: beautiful and painful.
Black Mirror Vol 1 by Charlie Brooker
From the creator of Black Mirror comes the first book in an anthology series featuring original stories from leading fiction writers, all set in the world of the cult series.
This TV show is haunting and I fricken love it! Here’s hoping this lives up to the hype.
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed.
Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil’s name. Some cops and the local drug lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. What everyone wants to know is: what really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr.
But what Starr does or does not say could upend her community. It could also endanger her life.
The subject matter is powerful, and those usually resonate with me. All the reviews have been raving as well so…
Have you read any of these? Did you love/hate them?