Maybe I don't always need a fancy picture if it's going to keep me from posting.
So I'm on a self-imposed book buying ban. I tend to get excited about the next book coming out and forget to read the books I already own. While I'm not requiring myself to read all the books I own, I am going back through and reading the ones I bought brand new.
I LOVE IT.
I'm currently reading Suffer Love which I initially put down after the first chapter last year. Now, I'm 40 pages from the end and 😍😍😍😍😍 for it.
I love too that it's set in Tennessee. I'm so glad that I made myself go back to all those books because while not every one has been enjoyable, most have been really enjoyable, and I may have never read them!! 😱
This Easter Sunday, I am reading Piecing Me Together by Renee Watson. I've been trying to read outside of my own experiences more this year, and when I saw this one at the library and saw the reviews, I decided to give it a try. I'm 100 pages in, and I love it so far!
Jade lives in Portland, Oregon. Her mom works as a caretaker, and her uncle lives with them in a poor neighborhood. Jade goes to a private school on scholarship, and prior to this year, she hasn't had a lot of friends at this school.
I'm loving the story so far, and I love that I'm reading a story for once about someone who lives in poverty BUT doesn't live in New York City. (For some reason, it seems like every book with that situation is set in NYC unless they are rural poor.) I'm really looking forward to reading more in just a few more minutes. Check it out!
Jeff Zentner has created an absolutely breath-taking sophomore novel. It is one that will make you feel intensely. It is one that will make you question your own actions and whether or not you are as safe as you feel you are while driving. It is one that will make you think about the fragility of life and about the memories that you would leave behind. Perhaps, and I hope it does, it will make you think how to craft the best story you can for your own life.
I know I may sound like a broken record when I harp on @jeffzentner on here, but not since Ned Vizzini has any author written works that have had such an impact on my life. I feel that it is highly appropriate that I literally found a four leaf clover while rereading parts of the ARC back in September--for more than one reason. Great symbolism but also truly lucky to have this author in my life. (P.S. Jeff, the published book will be in my hands this month--although I think you may know that already from Savannah.) #jeffzentner#books#bookstagrammer#bookstagram#booksofinstagram#bookstragramfeature#bookish#booklove#booknerd#bookgeek#bookworm#bookaddict#booklover#ya#yalit#youngadultbooks#reading#goodbyedays#fourleafclover