Hello reader/s! For a while now, I’ve been writing a bi-weekly post about books that are on my TBR. TBR, if you don’t know is the abbreviation for To Be Read. My goal here is to shed some light on books that I’ve otherwise forgotten about. These books could be books I’ve been meaning to read from the library, or books that have been collecting dust on my shelves at home. My goal though is to say a little about the book and also give a little reasoning of why I want to read them. In hopes of reading them sooner than later.
Today’s books include two very different novels. One book is a story about a girl who wakes up in the afterlife, while the other book is a Crime/Mystery novel.
The first book I’m going to talk about is the Crime/Mystery novel. The book is called Death of the Black-Haired Girl, by Robert Stone. Now, I’ve never read anything by Robert Stone before, so I have absolutely no idea if I’m going to like Death of the Black-Haired Girl.
My general understanding of Death of the Black-Haired Girl, is that she (the black-haired girl) kills herself over not being able to be “completely and irrevocably” with her professor. I’m actually expecting that Muad; who is the black-haird girl, to be 100% drama all the time, because she has anxiety about something(?). Maybe. I have no idea. That’s what Im expecting though.
For the rest of the novel though, I suspect that Brookman, who is apparently the other character, will have one hell of a time not being tied to her murder. Resulting in a huge scandal, and his spouse will have a shit fit, or maybe just be so incredibly angry that she’ll just be calm about it. — I’m trying to not let my imagination get too far ahead of itself. I actually don’t have a high expectation for Death of the Black-Haired Girl. I’m expecting that the book will be pretty bad if I’m going to be honest!
The second book is a Young Adult book that I’ve had for about 6-ish months. This particular book is one that I think I may cry while reading. — Which doesn’t happen often.
This book is called The Good Sister, by Jamie Kain. Jamie Kain is another author that I haven’t read from, and this makes me happy, because what if I love her writing? What really draws me into the story however, is the last paragraph of the books’ synopsis. I’m just going to copy and paste the synopsis for the book into here for both our sakes(!) because honestly, I find The Good Sister to be pretty interesting.
The Kinsey sisters live in an unconventional world. Their parents are former flower-children who still don’t believe in rules. Their small, Northern California town is filled with free spirits and damaged souls seeking refuge from the real world. Without the anchor of authority, the three girls are adrift and have only each other to rely on.
Rachel is wild. Asha is lost. Sarah, the good sister, is the glue that holds them together. But the forces of a mysterious fate have taken Sarah’s life in a sudden and puzzling accident, sending her already fractured family into a tailspin of grief and confusion. Asha has questions. Rachel has secrets. And Sarah, waking up in the afterlife, must piece together how she got there.
So you can see how I find that The Good Sister may be a tear-jerker. Why, and how did Sarah die? Will her fractured family be able to come together now that the one person who kept them together, is gone? — I hope that the family will be able to come back together and act like an actual family. It’s heartbreaking though, that if that happens, it only happened because they lost an important member of the family.
Death of the Black-Haired Girl, and The Good Sister are both very different book, yet they both deal with death. I seriously just noticed that as I’m typing this out. Wow, how does this always happen? Haha. Anyway! I’m more excited for The Good Sister, but I have a feeling that I might like Death of the Black-Haired Girl as well.
Have you read either of these books?