It’s time to do some more organizing for my TBR!!
Here are the rules:
- Go to your goodreads to-read shelf.
- Order on ascending date added.
- Take the first 5 (or 10 if you’re feeling adventurous) books
- Read the synopses of the books
- Decide: keep it or should it go?
(This tag was created by Lost in a Story)
Let’s see what we’ve got this week (61-65 on my TBR on GoodReads):
I, like many of my other bookish friends, really like reading books with good representation in them. This book has mental health rep; the main character has schizophrenia and is recovering from a schizophrenic break. I am always up to give books like this a chance, especially ones that center around illnesses that I don’t see get a lot of proper attention.
I think under any normal circumstances, I would by psyched to read this. There is supposed to be some mental health rep (again, yay!), and the main character is in the hospital due to a mental illness. That’s certainly my kind of book. However, from what I can tell, the novel kind of makes serious issues into jokes, and while I can understand that some people joke to make dark situations a little lighter, I’m not personally someone who finds that appealing.
This is supposed to be a memoir about a 14 year old boy (the author) who decided to attempt to end his life by setting himself on fire. While I saw a lot of reviews state that they didn’t care much for the way it was written, I think that there is something really special and personal about reading someone’s personal thoughts about something this tragic.
While the premise and structure of this book are intriguing, I know myself and what I like, and I don’t think this would be it for me. If you’re into faux-biographies told through interviews of family & friends, check this out. If not… well, then, you’re like me. I honestly don’t know why I put this on my TBR in the first place.
Fun fact about me: I don’t enjoy books caked in misogyny. I assume that many of us don’t. After reading a lot of reviews on this book, I’ve decided that there is a 99.87% chance that I will hate it. It’s allegedly filled with sexist, misogynistic comments and I’m not at all interested in reading about how horny some young boy is. Thanks, but no thanks. I’m once again wondering why I added this in the first place??