Help! My TBR has reached critical levels, so I’m sharing some to-be reads and asking you to pick for me. I came across this meme and thought it sounded like a lot of fun. You see, I like the idea of YOU choosing a book for me! It’s hosted by Because Reading is better than real life, and you can click on the button to get all the deets. But in a nutshell, I select 3 books, you vote, and I’ll review the book by the end of the month.
My To-Be-Read List : Jan 18 – Pick it for me!
My personality ensures that when I take on ARCs, I’ll always read and review them. However I’m not so good at prioritising books that I’ve bought for myself. So, I’m picking 3 at random from my bought shelf for you to choose from. Then, I’ll reveal the winner next Saturday, and I promise to get cracking straight away on the chosen book.
Wing Jones by Katherine Webber:
Jandy Nelson meets Friday Night Lights: a sweeping story about love and family from an exceptional new voice in YA. With a grandmother from China and another from Ghana, fifteen-year-old Wing Jones is often caught between worlds. But when tragedy strikes, Wing discovers a talent for running she never knew she had. Wing’s speed could bring her family everything it needs. It could also stop Wing getting the one thing she wants.(
Friend Request by Laura Marshall
Maria Weston wants to be friends. But Maria Weston is dead. Isn’t she?
1989. When Louise first notices the new girl who has mysteriously transferred late into their senior year, Maria seems to be everything the girls Louise hangs out with aren’t. Authentic. Funny. Brash. Within just a few days, Maria and Louise are on their way to becoming fast friends.
2016. Louise receives a heart-stopping email: Maria Weston wants to be friends on Facebook. Long-buried memories quickly rise to the surface: those first days of their budding friendship; cruel decisions made and dark secrets kept; the night that would change all their lives forever.
Louise has always known that if the truth ever came out, she could stand to lose everything. Her job. Her son. Her freedom. Maria’s sudden reappearance threatens it all, and forces Louise to reconnect with everyone she’d severed ties with to escape the past. But as she tries to piece together exactly what happened that night, Louise discovers there’s more to the story than she ever knew. To keep her secret, Louise must first uncover the whole truth, before what’s known to Maria–or whoever’s pretending to be her–is known to all.
The Reunion by Roisin Meaney
It’s their twenty-year school reunion but the Plunkett sisters have their own reasons for not wanting to attend …
Caroline, now a successful knitwear designer, spends her time flying between her business in England and her lover in Italy. As far as she’s concerned, her school days, and what happened to her the year she left, should stay in the past.
Eleanor, meanwhile, is unrecognisable from the fun-loving girl she was in school. With a son who is barely speaking to her, and a husband keeping a secret from her, revisiting the past is the last thing on her mind.
But when an unexpected letter arrives for Caroline in the weeks before the reunion, memories are stirred.
Will the sisters find the courage to return to the town where they grew up and face what they’ve been running from all these years?
Over to you, no such thing as a free ride around here, you have to do some work too! Which do you want to see me read and review before the end of the month? Plus, I’d love to hear your reasons why down in the comments too. So, go vote and then talk to me!