Searching Saturday is a new weekly meme I created. The aim is to search a book (or multiple books) that is new to you and fits the weekly theme. This could be a new book to add to your TBR, or just to address on your blog. It’s up to you! You can search as many as you want.You can find more information in the Introduction Post.
“Pretty self-explanatory. Search for books with a one-word title. One word, no more, no… less is not really an option anyways. It could be any kind of word, the possibilities are endless.”
Neverwhere – Neil Gaiman
“Neverwhere is the story of Richard Mayhew, a young London businessman with a good heart and an ordinary life, which is changed forever when he is plunged through the cracks of reality into a world of shadows and darkness—the Neverwhere. If he is ever to return to the London Above, Richard must join the battle to save this strange underworld kingdom from the malevolence that means to destroy it.” – Goodreads
Chosen Because: Maybe it’s strange that this one is new to me, I’ve heard of Neil Gaiman, of course I have. But I only hear people mentioning him when it’s about The Graveyard Book. From what I’ve heard he writes strange and captivating stories. I would love to read something by him, and the synopsis for this one sounds great!
Sugar – Deirdre Riordan Hall
“Sugar Legowski-Gracia wasn’t always fat, but fat is what she is now at age seventeen. Not as fat as her mama, who is so big she hasn’t gotten out of bed in months. Not as heavy as her brother, Skunk, who has more meanness in him than fat, which is saying something. But she’s large enough to be the object of ridicule wherever she is: at the grocery store, walking down the street, at school. Sugar’s life is dictated by taking care of Mama in their run-down home—cooking, shopping, and, well, eating. A lot of eating, which Sugar hates as much as she loves.
When Sugar meets Even (not Evan—his nearly illiterate father misspelled his name on the birth certificate), she has the new experience of someone seeing her and not her body. As their unlikely friendship builds, Sugar allows herself to think about the future for the first time, a future not weighed down by her body or her mother.
Soon Sugar will have to decide whether to become the girl that Even helps her see within herself or to sink into the darkness of the skin-deep role her family and her life have created for her.” – Goodreads
Chosen Because: I think it’s important to read diversely, in every single aspect of the book. Which also means, body type/shape of the main character. I haven’t ever read a book where, if the body shape of the main character is specified, he/she isn’t described as skinny or fit. Which is weird because in the real word people are different too. I just really want to dive into a book discussing this topic. As a bonus, Whitney from @WhittyNovels on youtube gave it a good review on Goodreads. I value her opinion.
Heartless (#1 Tales of Godstone Wood) – Anne Elisabeth Stengl
“The Dragon King Seeks His Princess—
Who Dares to Stop Him?
Princess Una of Parumvir has come of age and will soon marry. She dreams of a charming prince, but when her first suitor arrives, he’s not what she’d hoped. Prince Aethelbald of mysterious Farthestshore has traveled a great distance to prove his love–and also to bring hushed warnings of danger. A dragon is rumored to be on the hunt and blazing a path of terror.
Una, smitten instead with a more dashing prince, refuses Aethelbald’s offer–and ignores his cautious with dire consequences. Soon the Dragon King himself is in Parumvir and Una, in giving her heart away unwisely, finds herself in his sights. Only those courageous enough to risk everything have a hope of fighting off this advancing evil.” – Goodreads
Chosen Because: Doesn’t that synopsis just make it sound like an intense, dark fairytale? I love it. The cover is what got my attention, but the synopsis won me over.
Have you heard of any of these before?
Have you read any of them?
Tell me in the comments!