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 TBR Tuesday will be about The Last Time We Say Goodbye by Cynthia Hand, and Second Glance by Jodi Picoult.
The first book I’ll be talking about is The Last Time We Say Goodbye by Cynthia Hand — Young Adult, Realistic Fiction, Contemporary, Mental Illness, Death.
I feel like I’ve had The Last Time We Say Goodbye on my mind for a while now. I mean, it’s been two years since the book has been published. And yet, when I hear the title of the novel, I don’t realize what exactly the book is, unless I either forget about the book entirely, or look it up on the internet.
The Last Time We Say Goodbye seems completely up my alley to be honest, since the book has a death related to suicide. I usually end up loving books about death — in whatever way. I don’t know what I’m exactly expecting from The Last Time We Say Goodbye. …Except heartache from the main character, who lost her brother to suicide.
I think for a majority of The Last Time We Say Goodbye, the people who surround the main characters’ family will whisper about said family when they’re not “facing” them; aka, talking behind their backs. And of course, the main character will be grieving at the loss of her brother..
The second book is Second Glance by Jodi Picoult — Fiction, Mystery, Contemporary, Drama, Romance.
I actually got this book back when I was like, in eighth grade. So I was…12, when I first got this book. And then I started reading it — I remember the plot being interesting, and then everything got confusing, and then there were suddenly ghosts?? My twelve-year-old brain clearly didn’t understand this book. Yet I’ve held onto it in hopes that one day I’ll re-read it and actually find out what was up with the book.
While I do want to re-read Second Glance, I have no idea when I’m going to end up doing so. I don’t really know what to expect from reading Second Glance, but I can accurately predict that there’s a chance that I won’t enjoy it since “Adult,” or, “General Fiction” novels don’t sit well with me. I don’t usually enjoy GF books. Second Glance will be one heck of a read though.
Have you read The Last Time We Say Goodbye, or Second Glance? I’d love to know what you thought of the book(s)!