You Made Me Read This #4 | I have a lot of expectations & I’m not sure they lived up to them

Over the past month I’ve been trying out chapters of books you sent me (not like literally, but you know, you suggested them). I have gathered those suggestions and wrote them down, put them in my favourite mug, and picked out three each time to read! I read all the chapters on Amazon, which usually has free previews available (I have yet to find a book that doesn’t have the first chapter on Amazon). This is now a regular feature on my blog called You Made Me Read This and you can read my first attempt here,  second here and third here!

This time the books I have randomly picked from my mug are: The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller (suggested by Ellen @alittlebooklife), The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson (suggested by Nadwa @BookishHiraeth) and How To Make A Wish by Ashley Herring Blake (suggested by Caro @bookcheshirecat). I wasn’t intentionally picking queer books but I have to admit I was seriously considering doing an queer-only edition. And then I picked 2/3(?) queer books so I just went with it! (I actually thought The Sky is Everywhere was also queer but it’s not shelved as such on goodreads so apparently not).

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You Made Me Read This #3 | People are dying everywhere, I found a new pet peeve & I’m confused

A couple of weeks ago I did the Try A Chapter Tag and I loved doing that so I thought, why not let people decide which books I try next? So I asked you for some suggestions and ended up with a big filled with pieces of paper with a lot of books, some of which I have been wanting to read, others I have never heard of. This is now a regular feature on my blog called You Made Me Read This and you can read my first attempt here and second here!

This time the books I have randomly picked from my cup are: The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini (suggested by Naima @VioletteReads), Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel (suggested by Heidi @TIMbookshelf) and The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken (suggested by Ruby @RubyRaeReads – I didn’t actually randomly pick this book but Ruby basically forced me :P).

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