I, like many other booklovers, have more than one book on my Christmas wish list. Of course I also have quite a few items that I would love Santa to bring me that aren’t books at all, but I do have a list of books that I would really love for Christmas this year. The books that have made it onto this list are books that I wouldn’t particularly buy for myself for one reason or another, but do really want. I in no way expect all of these books for Christmas, it’s simply a list of books that I have never got around to buying for myself, although I may end up gifting myself a book or two!
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Title: How To Keep a Boy From Kissing You
Author: Tara Eglington
Release Date: October 25th, 2016
Rating: 3 Stars
About The Author
Title: The Possibility of Somewhere
Author: Julia Day
Release Date: September 6th, 2016
I enjoyed the diversity between Ash and Eden, they were both from extremely different backgrounds, yet are both intelligent with similar aspirations. The relationship between Ash and Eden was enjoyable to see grow and develop, from barely speaking unless forced to in group projects, to sharing a clandestine relationship. They were a couple that I definitely liked, I wouldn’t go so far as to say they’re my favourite OTP, because that would be a vast overstatement. However while I was reading I wanted them to succeed in their relationship and overcome the obstacles in their way.
Speaking of obstacles, I understand that are people that view people from different cultures and races in the way that some characters did in The Possibility of Somewhere (I’m talking about the racism and prejudice), however it’s really not something I’ve ever experienced or witnessed. Therefore I found the blatant racism expressed by some of the characters an intriguing element to the setting, because really, how can people still think like that?! So I suppose part of the reason I liked Ash and Eden together was that they were pushing and crossing the racial boundaries (cliques in which people of the same race stick together) set within their town and school.
I also liked Eden’s friend, Mundy. She added to Eden’s character and therefore as a reader I was able to see the growth of Eden. While I did like Mundy and Eden’s friendship, I found that the conversation between them, and various other characters, was annoying. I was not particularly fond of the dialogue style, in my opinion it was rather stilted and appeared random at times. While it in no way stopped me reading the book, it did bug me.
I would recommend reading The Possibility of Somewhere, I think the storyline is important; a book advocating diversity and challenging prejudices.
If you’ve read The Possibility of Somewhere let me know what you thought in the comments!
‘The Possibility of Somewhere’ by Julia Day
What I Read
My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick
As you can see I read lots of books, and while I don’t have reviews up yet you can head over to my Goodreads to see how I rated all of the books!
What did you read this August? Let me know in the comments!