Hello reader/s! I hope you’re well! For a while now, I’ve been writing a weekly or 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 are from two very different genres. I’m taking a gander at one of the books, since the book is a Adult Mystery. The second book is a Young Adult Contemporary novel. So you see, both books seem to be on the opposite side of their spectrums.
The first book I’m going to be talking about is a book that everyone and their mother has been talking about. This book was very popular when it first came out, and from there it was ballooned. I feel like everyone was recommended this book. The book I’m talking about is:
I Let You Go by Clare MacKintosh ! I’ve seen this book everywhere. I’ve seen it on my feed in Instagram, Tumblr, even here on WordPress, which is a good thing. I find it to also be a bad thing in my case, since seeing it everywhere will only grow my expectations of the book. I don’t need my expectations higher, thank you very much! They’re high enough already! — Seeing as how I Let You Go is a Fiction-Thriller-Mystery-Crime-Suspense novel, and with what everyone saying that they either loved the writing (I could be making this up), they loved the story, or both, what I already think of the book is that I Let You Go is going to be one hell of a story.
I’m a little worried about reading I Let You Go, though, to be honest. Whenever I read an “Adult” Mystery novel, there’s something right off the bat that I don’t like about the book. Either it’s something about the way the book was written or it’s the set up of the book. There’s always something about Adult Mystery novels that make me stay away and stops me from reading the genre at all.
The second book, as I said at the beginning of this post is a Young Adult Contemporary novel. Having talked about a Fiction Mystery novel just now and shifting over to talk about a YA Contemporary book, I feel like I’m suddenly on the other side of the world! Haha.
The second book I’m talking about is called The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson.
I remember when the book was published that there were a few people on tumblr praising it. After that though, I think everything surrounding The Unexpected Everything died down. What happened?? Why did people stop talking about The Unexpected Everything?! Gah.
My expectations for The Unexpected Everything aren’t very high to be honest. I know I should have borrowed this book from the library — I was actually going to do that instead of buying it. Then one day when I was perusing Chapters with my sister, I saw it was on sale for $5!! I immediately zoned in on it and bought it, ahaha.
I have a feeling that there will be this sweet, unexpected romance, within The Unexpected Everything. Which I honestly have no problem with because YAY SLOW BURNING ROMANCE!!!
I actually bought both of these books for $5 at different times in different stores. Which is totally surprising. I didn’t think I’d find either of these books for $5 ever.
Have you read either of these books? If you did, what did you think of them??