Hey-o! I is back with another post and honestly, I am slightly ashamed of how soon I needed to do this haul before it was too long and it’s already too long. It has been two months since my last haul and I have 23 new books. TWENTY-THREE! But I stopped myself I was going to stop… ish. I stopped myself from getting any more books unless they were kindle under $3. BUT I really need to stay under 3 physicals books and 5 kindle books a month. It’s still a lot but if you compare it to the amount of book I’ve gotten in the last two month that is nothing. Going back to the 23 new books I have to say 11 were kindle, 4 were secondhanded, and 5 were under $10, so it’s not that bad. This post might seem extremely long, but it’s because of the synopsis so, please don’t give up on me. Anyway, no more excuses. Let’s go on with the blog.
Let’s divide them into categories. So let us start with the kindles.
Dear Martin by Nic Stone
I got this book on a Black History Month kindle deal and I just can’t wait to read it. I’m trying to read more diverse books with different theme and stories. This one is part of the ones I’m the most excited for. I mean the story! It reminds me a lot of The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas, but at the same time, it’s pretty different. I am all up for this book. Also, this cover is just beautiful.
Here’s the synopsis:
Justyce McAllister is top of his class and set for the Ivy League—but none of that matters to the police officer who just put him in handcuffs. And despite leaving his rough neighborhood behind, he can’t escape the scorn of his former peers or the ridicule of his new classmates. Justyce looks to the teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. for answers. But do they hold up anymore? He starts a journal to Dr. King to find out.
Then comes the day Justyce goes driving with his best friend, Manny, windows rolled down, music turned up—way up, sparking the fury of a white off-duty cop beside them. Words fly. Shots are fired. Justyce and Manny are caught in the crosshairs. In the media fallout, it’s Justyce who is under attack.
Release by Patrick Ness
I think I got this book for $0.99 and I just couldn’t help myself. I mean with a dollar you can either get a bag of chips or a book. Pues, I got a book. I hadn’t heard of this book before, but when I read what it was about I decided it would be a dollar well spent. This is a queer book and I am all for queer books.
Here’s the synopsis:
Adam Thorn doesn’t know it yet, but today will change his life.
Between his religious family, a deeply unpleasant ultimatum from his boss, and his own unrequited love for his sort-of ex, Enzo, it seems as though Adam’s life is falling apart. At least he has two people to keep him sane: his new boyfriend (he does love Linus, doesn’t he?) and his best friend, Angela.
But all day long, old memories and new heartaches come crashing together, throwing Adam’s life into chaos. The bindings of his world are coming untied one by one; yet in spite of everything he has to let go, he may also find freedom in the release.
The Gender Game by Bella Forrest
I’ve heard great things about this book and again it was $0.99 so like every book in this category I just couldn’t stop myself. Chocolate bar < Books. This a dystopian book and it’s been so long since I’ve read one. This would be a nice trip down that lane. Also, I heard it’s a pretty feminist book, so sign me in.
A toxic river divides nineteen-year-old Violet Bates’s world by gender.
Women rule the East. Men rule the West.
Welcome to the lands of Matrus and Patrus.
Ever since the disappearance of her beloved younger brother, Violet’s life has been consumed by an anger she struggles to control. Already a prisoner to her own nation, now she has been sentenced to death for her crimes.
But one decision could save her life.
To enter the kingdom of Patrus, where men rule and women submit.
Everything about the patriarchy is dangerous for a rebellious girl like Violet. She cannot break the rules if she wishes to stay alive.
But abiding by rules has never been Violet’s strong suit.
When she’s thrust into more danger than she could have ever predicted, Violet is forced to sacrifice many things in the forbidden kingdom … including forbidden love.
In a world divided by gender, only the strongest survive…
They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera.
If you read my last post then you know I already read and loved this book. How the universe works still surprises me. I was just telling my friends—and Twitter—how badly I wanted this book and BOOM! the next day it $1.99 on kindle deals. Maybe I should tweet about the other Adam Silvera books so I can get them. This is a deeply refreshing and beautiful book that I truly recommend.
Here’s the synopsis:
On September 5, a little after midnight, Death-Cast calls Mateo Torrez and Rufus Emeterio to give them some bad news: They’re going to die today.
Mateo and Rufus are total strangers, but, for different reasons, they’re both looking to make a new friend on their End Day. The good news: There’s an app for that. It’s called the Last Friend, and through it, Rufus and Mateo are about to meet up for one last great adventure—to live a lifetime in a single day.
Allegedly by Tiffany D. Jackson
This is another book I discovered thanks to Black History Month and it sounds fan-ta-stic. God bless kindle low prices. This is another book that is satisfying that side of me that is tired of the same old stories. I just can’t wait to read it,
Mary B. Addison killed a baby.
Allegedly. She didn’t say much in that first interview with detectives, and the media filled in the only blanks that mattered: A white baby had died while under the care of a churchgoing black woman and her nine-year-old daughter. The public convicted Mary and the jury made it official. But did she do it? She wouldn’t say.
Mary survived six years in baby jail before being dumped in a group home. The house isn’t really “home”—no place where you fear for your life can be considered a home. Home is Ted, who she meets on assignment at a nursing home.
There wasn’t a point to setting the record straight before, but now she’s got Ted—and their unborn child—to think about. When the state threatens to take her baby, Mary must find the voice to fight her past. And her fate lies in the hands of the one person she distrusts the most: her Momma. No one knows the real Momma. But who really knows the real Mary?
A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro
This is another book that at the moment I said I wanted the universe it made it possible for me to get it. I am currently reading the Sherlock Holmes collection and this book just fits the mood.
Here’s the synopsis:
The last thing Jamie Watson wants is a rugby scholarship to Sherringford, a Connecticut prep school just an hour away from his estranged father. But that’s not the only complication: Sherringford is also home to Charlotte Holmes, the famous detective’s great-great-great-granddaughter, who has inherited not only Sherlock’s genius but also his volatile temperament. From everything Jamie has heard about Charlotte, it seems safer to admire her from afar.
From the moment they meet, there’s a tense energy between them, and they seem more destined to be rivals than anything else. But when a Sherringford student dies under suspicious circumstances, ripped straight from the most terrifying of the Sherlock Holmes stories, Jamie can no longer afford to keep his distance. Jamie and Charlotte are being framed for murder, and only Charlotte can clear their names. But danger is mounting and nowhere is safe—and the only people they can trust are each other.
The Shack by William Paul Young
This book I got it when I was in sixth grade. My dad got it for me, but I was so young that I just never read it. I honestly have no idea where that book is, but after seeing that movie I just needed it! Two weeks ago I got the notification that it was on their kindle daily deal and I thought about it like a hundred time because I had already gotten so many books, but I did with the excuse that my mom could read it too. But let’s be honest I got it because I am trash for books. I mean I am a Christian and that movie touched me to a whole different level and God knows books are always better than movies so I am excited it. I can’t wait to read it.
Mackenzie Allen Philips’ youngest daughter, Missy, has been abducted during a family vacation, and evidence that she may have been brutally murdered is found in an abandoned shack deep in the Oregon wilderness. Four years later in the midst of his “Great Sadness,” Mack receives a suspicious note, apparently from God, inviting him back to that shack for a weekend.
Against his better judgment he arrives at the shack on a wintry afternoon and walks back into his darkest nightmare. What he finds there will change Mack’s world forever.
In a world where religion seems to grow increasingly irrelevant The Shack wrestles with the timeless question, “Where is God in a world so filled with unspeakable pain?” The answers Mack gets will astound you and perhaps transform you as much as it did him. You’ll want everyone you know to read this book!
The Chemist by Stephenie Meyer
I was a sucker for Twilight. I mean, who wasn’t? Twilight was my life! Then I discovered The Host and also fell in love with it, and yes, I also fell in love with Life and Death. I do not care what the ratings and reviews say. I actually think that it is better than the original. When I heard that she was coming out with a new book I just knew I had to get it. I never did, but last week, like always, I got a notification that it was on Kindle’s daily deal and I JUST HAD TO GET IT. I mean the synopsis is calling me and my love for Twilight, Life, and Death, and The Host just made me get it. My 13-year-old self just can’t wait to embark on another Stephenie Meyer’s book.
Here’s the synopsis
She used to work for the U.S. government, but very few people ever knew that. An expert in her field, she was one of the darkest secrets of an agency so clandestine it doesn’t even have a name. And when they decided she was a liability, they came for her without warning.
Now she rarely stays in the same place or uses the same name for long. They’ve killed the only other person she trusted, but something she knows still poses a threat. They want her dead, and soon.
When her former handler offers her a way out, she realizes it’s her only chance to erase the giant target on her back. But it means taking one last job for her ex-employers. To her horror, the information she acquires only makes her situation more dangerous.
Resolving to meet the threat head-on, she prepares for the toughest fight of her life but finds herself falling for a man who can only complicate her likelihood of survival. As she sees her choices being rapidly whittled down, she must apply her unique talents in ways she never dreamed of.
After reading and loving Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo I knew I needed more stories set in the world. So looking for the different books that are set in this universe I found these two. The first one is The Demon in the Woods (Grisha Verse 0.1) which is a prequel short story.
This one is based on the Darkling and it’s him before he became the Darkling.
Here’s the synopsis:
Before he became the Darkling, he
was just a lonely boy of extraordinary power. Get a look into the past that forged a brutal and brilliant leader.
The second one is The Witch of Duva (Grisha Verse 0.5) This one is the woods near Duva.
Here’s the synopsis:
There was a time when the woods near Duva ate girls…or so the story goes. But it’s just possible that the danger may be a little bit closer to home.
Honestly, I can’t wait to go back into this universe and I am especially interested in reading the Darkling’s backstory. Last week I got the notification of the Kindle deals (again, like always. Amazon just loves to tempt me) and I was planning on ignoring them because one I was trying to not buy so many books and two because I didn’t have the money for it, but when I saw the list I saw many that I wanted. Since I was low on money and a bit of self-control I decided I was only going to get two—the cheapest books with the best synopsis—so, after rereading and rereading the synopsis and comparing the reviews I decided to get next two. These are also the last two kindle books I got.
Everybody’s Son by Thrity Umrigar
The cover of this book was the first thing that got me interested. I’m going, to be honest, the reason I was interested was that it reminded of Jesus on the cross, and then I read the synopsis and I fell in love. The theme in this book had me hooked, and I just couldn’t stop myself. Like most books on this, I just can’t wait to read it. Moments like this make me congratulate myself for making a TBR Jar.
During a terrible heat wave in 1991—the worst in a decade—ten-year-old Anton has been locked in an apartment in the projects, alone, for seven days, without air conditioning or a fan. With no electricity, the refrigerator and lights do not work. Hot, hungry, and desperate, Anton shatters a window and climbs out. Cutting his leg on the broken glass, he is covered in blood when the police find him.
Juanita, his mother, is discovered in a crack house less than three blocks away, nearly unconscious and half-naked. When she comes to, she repeatedly asks for her baby boy. She never meant to leave Anton—she went out for a quick hit and was headed right back, until her drug dealer raped her and kept her high. Though the bond between mother and son is extremely strong, Anton is placed with child services while Juanita goes to jail.
The Harvard-educated son of a US senator, Judge David Coleman is a scion of northeastern white privilege. Desperate to have a child in the house again after the tragic death of his teenage son, David uses his power and connections to keep his new foster son, Anton, with him and his wife, Delores—actions that will have devastating consequences in the years to come.
Following in his adopted family’s footsteps, Anton, too, rises within the establishment. But when he discovers the truth about his life, his birth mother, and his adopted parents, this man of the law must come to terms with the moral complexities of crimes committed by the people he loves most.
Of Fire and Stars by Audrey Coulthurst
I discovered this book because of a video of queer books and to be honest that was the main reason why I was interested. I mean I think the main characters are lesbians and so am I. REPRESENTATION!! Also, I’ve been trying to get and read as many queer books as I can find. I mean they have to be good, but I just feel like I need to support queer stories, and I need books that will remind me that white, cis and straight don’t have to be the norm. Anyway, when I read the synopsis and I was yeah, I really dig this. So, I added it to my never ending to buy TBR list, and then when I saw the deal I died of happiness—my funeral will be set for a week from today—now I can actually read it. I have forgotten to add it to my jar, but I must because I need to have a chance to read it.
Betrothed since childhood to the prince of Mynaria, Princess Dennaleia has always known what her future holds. Her marriage will seal the alliance between Mynaria and her homeland, protecting her people from other hostile lands. But Denna has a secret. She possesses an Affinity for fire—a dangerous gift for the future queen of a kingdom where magic is forbidden.
Now, Denna must learn the ways of her new home while trying to hide her growing magic. To make matters worse, she must learn to ride Mynaria’s formidable warhorses—and her teacher is the person who intimidates her most, the prickly and unconventional Princess Amaranthine—called Mare—the sister of her betrothed.
When a shocking assassination leaves the kingdom reeling, Mare and Denna reluctantly join forces to search for the culprit. As the two become closer, Mare is surprised by Denna’s intelligence and bravery, while Denna is drawn to Mare’s independent streak. And soon their friendship is threatening to blossom into something more.
But with dangerous conflict brewing that makes the alliance more important than ever, acting on their feelings could be deadly. Forced to choose between their duty and their hearts, Mare and Denna must find a way to save their kingdoms—and each other.
The Inexplicable Logic of My Life by Benjamin Alire Sáenz
Talking about queer books I found out who Benjamin Alire Sáenz was when I listened to the audiobook of Aristotle and Dante Discovers the Secret of the Universe. The audiobook was narrated by Lin Manuel which made it even more perfect. I mean I didn’t know who Lin Manuel was at that moment, but I fell in love with the book and the narration. He really did a fantastic job and because of that I actually got The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz. We need more books narrated by Lin Manuel. Okay? Okay.
I totally recommend this book and it’s one of my favorite books even though I don’t own the physical and have only heard it once. I mean I need to read it and listen to it again. My point is that when I heard he had a new book coming out I was instantly curious, and like most of these books when I read the synopsis I was hooked. LIKE YAS! But like many other books I add it to the list of books I will get when I have money, and then I completely forget about it and got other books. But then I don’t know how I found myself checking it out on Amazon, but then I saw that it was under $7 and I just couldn’t stop myself. When it comes to books I have ZERO self-control as you can probably tell. My point is that I discovered it, wanted it, added to my shopping TBR list, and then never got it. But then it was cheap and I had no self-control.
Here the synopsis:
The first day of senior year:
Everything is about to change. Until this moment, Sal has always been certain of his place with his adoptive gay father and their loving Mexican-American family. But now his own history unexpectedly haunts him, and life-altering events force him and his best friend, Samantha, to confront issues of faith, loss, and grief.
Suddenly Sal is throwing punches, questioning everything, and discovering that he no longer knows who he really is—but if Sal’s not who he thought he was, who is he?
Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
This book is in everyone’s mouth. A New York Times best seller and from what I’ve heard a fantastic one. This book was a suggestion on Goodreads which I normally ignore, but when I saw the cover I fell the book was pulling me. The synopsis is a fantastic one, and I had to pre-ordered it which is not something I usually do. I keep finding myself reading fantasy which is funny because I used to dislike it. Well, this is a book I am not adding to my TBR Jar because I just need to read it now! Also, can we talk about how The Hate U Give and this book weren’t even out and they already had a movie deal? Honestly, I am all up for it.
Let’s take a moment to appreciate this beautiful cover.
Zélie Adebola remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zelie’s Reaper mother summoned forth souls.
But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, maji were targeted and killed, leaving Zélie without a mother and her people without hope.
Now, Zélie has one chance to bring back magic and strike against the monarchy. With the help of a rogue princess, Zélie must outwit and outrun the crown prince, who is hell-bent on eradicating magic for good.
Danger lurks in Orïsha, where snow leoponaires prowl and vengeful spirits wait in the waters. Yet the greatest danger may be Zélie herself as she struggles to control her powers—and her growing feelings for the enemy.
Going back to the Grishaverse I bought the first book. The book that started this whole universe
Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
This book was one I only got because it was less than $4 and I had heard so many fantastic things and people kept pressuring me to read so I gave in to peer pressure. I mean that wasn’t the only reason another reason is that on another Kindle deal I got Six of Crows and it’s set in the same world. People kept telling me that if I knew the magic system or read the Shadow and Bone series first I would understand things better than if I hadn’t. I am glad that I gave up and got it because I really loved it. I had a lot of problems with the book, but if I look past those I can say I really loved it. This is a world I truly want to dip in. Also, this is the edition I got and I am just so in love with the cover.
Here’s the synopsis:
Surrounded by enemies, the once-great nation of Ravka has been torn in two by the Shadow Fold, a swath of near impenetrable darkness crawling with monsters who feast on human flesh. Now its fate may rest on the shoulders of one lonely refugee.
Alina Starkov has never been good at anything. But when her regiment is attacked on the Fold and her best friend is brutally injured, Alina reveals a dormant power that saves his life—a power that could be the key to setting her war-ravaged country free. Wrenched from everything she knows, Alina is whisked away to the royal court to be trained as a member of the Grisha, the magical elite led by the mysterious Darkling.
Yet nothing in this lavish world is what it seems. With darkness looming and an entire kingdom depending on her untamed power, Alina will have to confront the secrets of the Grisha . . . and the secrets of her heart.
A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin
And now time for a little story. Once upon a time, Wilmarie tried to read A Game of Thrones because her dad asked her to. Someone had lent her the book, so she tried, but the language was complicated and Wilmarie wasn’t into fantasy at that moment so after reading the first few pages she gave up. Well, her dad still wanted her to read it because he’s been trying to get her to watch GoT unsuccessfully. Wilmarie kept saying no until one day she gave up. She told him that if he would get her the book she would give it another chance and actually read it, so he did. I really want to give this book a try, but I heard I need to read it with a dictionary, a list explaining certain terms and something else I can’t quite remember. Well, I am trying to get myself to read 30 minutes in the morning and 30 minutes at night_because otherwise I don’t take time during the day to read—and I decided that after I establish this routine, and actually follow it, I will read it. I really hope I like it because it’s so long (848 pages long!!) and I made a promise I don’t want to break. I don’t know what to think because some bookworms I’m close to told me it wasn’t their cup of tea, but then someone who isn’t much of a reader told me it was fantastic. Some YouTubers I follow say it’s fantastic, and some say it isn’t that good, but also the tv show and the books are extremely popular. Because of that, I am trying to make myself have an open mind for when I start to read this book. I want to actually give it a fair chance. Here we go.
Long ago, in a time forgotten, a preternatural event threw the seasons out of balance. In a land where summers can last decades and winters a lifetime, trouble is brewing. The cold is returning, and in the frozen wastes to the north of Winterfell, sinister and supernatural forces are massing beyond the kingdom’s protective Wall. At the center of the conflict lie the Starks of Winterfell, a family as harsh and unyielding as the land they were born to. Sweeping from a land of brutal cold to a distant summertime kingdom of epicurean plenty, here is a tale of lords and ladies, soldiers and sorcerers, assassins and bastards, who come together in a time of grim omens.
Here an enigmatic band of warriors bear swords of no human metal; a tribe of fierce wildlings carry men off into madness; a cruel young dragon prince barters his sister to win back his throne; and a determined woman undertakes the most treacherous of journeys. Amid plots and counterplots, tragedy and betrayal, victory and terror, the fate of the Starks, their allies, and their enemies hangs perilously in the balance, as each endeavors to win that deadliest of conflicts: the game of thrones.
Love Her Wild by Atticus
While looking at books in my bookstore (The Bookmark at San Patricio) I told myself I was going to give poetry books a chance. I’ve been reading Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur and I am really loving it. So, I decided I would try others. They had a big selection, and I didn’t know what to choose, but one of the workers was raving about how good this book was, and that I needed to get it. At first, I was hesitant because there were other books that were calling me more, but when the time was running out because they were closing I decided to just get it. Man, am I glad I did. This book is fantastic and I am loving it. I wish he had other books because after reading this I am wondering what I’m going to do with my life when I’m done. If you want to follow his poetry go to his Instagram account @atticuspoetry which is how he got his fame.
Wonder by R.J. Palacio
This book! I’ve been dying to read this book, and I couldn’t find it anywhere, and when those moments when I did it I couldn’t afford it. Since the movie was out the price skyrocketed and between all the books I had already gotten and the fact that I’m a college student without a job, I just couldn’t afford paying those prices. But Costco came through and was selling this book for a lot cheaper and I now I own it. My TBR Jar is one book fatter and I am a happy girl.
Here’s the synopsis:
I won’t describe what I look like. Whatever you’re thinking, it’s probably worse.
August Pullman was born with a facial difference that, up until now, has prevented him from going to a mainstream school. Starting 5th grade at Beecher Prep, he wants nothing more than to be treated as an ordinary kid—but his new classmates can’t get past Auggie’s extraordinary face. WONDER, now a #1 New York Times bestseller and included on the Texas Bluebonnet Award master list, begins from Auggie’s point of view, but soon switches to include his classmates, his sister, her boyfriend, and others. These perspectives converge in a portrait of one community’s struggle with empathy, compassion, and acceptance.
“Wonder is the best kids’ book of the year,” said Emily Bazelon, senior editor at Slate.com and author of Sticks and Stones: Defeating the Culture of Bullying and Rediscovering the Power of Character and Empathy. In a world where bullying among young people is an epidemic, this is a refreshing new narrative full of heart and hope. R.J. Palacio has called her debut novel “a meditation on kindness” —indeed, every reader will come away with a greater appreciation for the simple courage of friendship. Auggie is a hero to root for, a diamond in the rough who proves that you can’t blend in when you were born to stand out.
One of Us is Lying by Karen M. MacManus
I also got this book in Costco, with Wonder, because you know if I have the money, and there are books at a good price I can’t help myself. This book had my interest piked ever since I saw an ad on Facebook. I wasn’t sure if I was going to get it since I’m not sure if this story/theme/topic would work on a YA, but I still wanted to read it and because I am trash with zero self-control I got it. My TBR Jar is looking at itself in the mirror and hating me for making it fatter.
Pay close attention and you might solve this.
On Monday afternoon, five students at Bayview High walk into detention.
Bronwyn, the brain, is Yale-bound and never breaks a rule.
Addy, the beauty, is the picture-perfect homecoming princess.
Nate, the criminal, is already on probation for dealing.
Cooper, the athlete, is the all-star baseball pitcher.
And Simon, the outcast, is the creator of Bayview High’s notorious gossip app.
Only, Simon never makes it out of that classroom. Before the end of detention, Simon’s dead. And according to investigators, his death wasn’t an accident. On Monday, he died. But on Tuesday, he’d planned to post juicy reveals about all four of his high-profile classmates, which makes all four of them suspects in his murder. Or are they the perfect patsies for a killer who’s still on the loose?
Everyone has secrets, right? What really matters is how far you would go to protect them.”
Now for the books, I got secondhanded I have:
The Shatter Me series by Tahereh Mafi.
Another book (well, books) I got because people everywhere kept telling me I had to read it. For years I had ignored them, but then there was a new book coming out, and people kept raving about the series, so I decided to give it a chance. At first, I was only getting the first one, but because the deal was a good one, and it was cheaper getting the first three at the same time so, I got them. Now I own the first three books and I have hyped myself into wanting to read them. Let’s hope they don’t disappoint.
For obvious reason (spoilers) I am only posting the synopsis of the first book.
Juliette hasn’t touched anyone in exactly 264 days.
The last time she did, it was an accident, but The Reestablishment locked her up for murder. No one knows why Juliette’s touch is fatal. As long as she doesn’t hurt anyone else, no one really cares. The world is too busy crumbling to pieces to pay attention to a 17-year-old girl. Diseases are destroying the population, food is hard to find, birds don’t fly anymore, and the clouds are the wrong color.
The Reestablishment said their way was the only way to fix things, so they threw Juliette in a cell. Now so many people are dead that the survivors are whispering war – and The Reestablishment has changed its mind. Maybe Juliette is more than a tortured soul stuffed into a poisonous body. Maybe she’s exactly what they need right now.
Juliette has to make a choice: Be a weapon. Or be a warrior.
And the last book I got pre-owned, and I am so excited to read is
Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
I’ve been wanting to read this books for years and I have no idea why I haven’t gotten it before. I watched the Netflix show, and I loved it. Since I know books are better than movies/tv shows when I saw a fellow bookworm was selling it I decided it was about time. If you don’t know the book or show then let me tell you that you need to do the research.
Here’s the synopsis:
You can’t stop the future.
You can’t rewind the past.
The only way to learn the secret . . . is to press play.
Clay Jensen returns home from school to find a strange package with his name on it lying on his porch. Inside he discovers several cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker–his classmate and crush–who committed suicide two weeks earlier. Hannah’s voice tells him that there are thirteen reasons why she decided to end her life. Clay is one of them. If he listens, he’ll find out why.
Clay spends the night crisscrossing his town with Hannah as his guide. He becomes a firsthand witness to Hannah’s pain, and as he follows Hannah’s recorded words throughout his town, what he discovers changes his life forever.
Well, that is my very long book haul. Bless your soul if you finished this post. Seriously, bless your soul. Thank you for reading this, and thank for not judging me too hard (maybe?). Tell me what books you have gotten these past two months or which book from your recent buys you are the most excited about? I hope you enjoyed reading my admissions of sin. Happy readings!