If you’re looking for book recommendations, you’ve come to the right place! Here’s what I’ll be reading this month, if I have time to read them all that is.
The Chalk Man
Author: C.J. Tudor
Publishing Date: January 9, 2018
About: It’s 1986 when Eddie and his friends discover that their secret language, drawing chalk stick figures, has lead them down a serious and deadly path. Thirty years later, when the boys think that their spooky past in finally behind them, they all receive an ominous stick figure message in the mail. Simultaneously, one of them turns up dead. Will Eddie be able to decode the message and figure out what’s going on, and what happened all those years ago? Even worse, will he survive?
Sing, Unburied, Sing
Author: Jesmyn Ward
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Publishing Date: September 5, 2017
About: Jojo and Kayla live with their grandparents on Gulf Coast of Mississippi. Their drug-addict mother stops by infrequently, but that’s the least of their problems. There’s cancer, prison and relatable American-family dysfunction. Sing, Unburied, Sing is real, heartfelt and award-winning worthy.
The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck
Author: Mark Manson
Genre: Nonfiction/Self Help
Publishing Date: September 13, 2016
About: Written by the wildly popular blogger himself, “Manson makes the argument, backed both by academic research and well-timed poop jokes, that improving our lives hinges not on our ability to turn lemons into lemonade, but on learning to stomach lemons better. Human beings are flawed and limited—”not everybody can be extraordinary, there are winners and losers in society, and some of it is not fair or your fault.” Manson advises us to get to know our limitations and accept them. Once we embrace our fears, faults, and uncertainties, once we stop running and avoiding and start confronting painful truths, we can begin to find the courage, perseverance, honesty, responsibility, curiosity, and forgiveness we seek.” -Goodreads
Turtles All the Way Down
Author: John Green
Genre: Young Adult/Fiction
Publishing Date: October 10, 2017
About: From the renowned author of The Fault in Our Stars, Looking for Alaska and Paper Towns (to name a few), comes another incredibly moving story with a uniquely accurate portrayal of mental illness. Turtles All the Way Down follows Aza, a sixteen year old girl, who struggles to be perfect. She struggles with her relationships, anxiety, OCD and self-worth. As if that’s not enough, Green threw in a murder mystery to create even more chaos in Aza’s spiraling life. Mixed reviews or not, this book is a MUST READ!
With a mix of nonfiction, contemporary fiction, young adult, and thriller, I’d say I have quite the diverse month of reading ahead!
Stay tuned for reviews!