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.
“This one is pretty self-explanatory. Search for new-to-you books that are no shorter than 200 and no longer than 300 pages.”
Suicide Notes – Michael Thomas Ford
” I’m not crazy. I don’t see what the big deal is about what happened. But apparently, someone does think it’s a big deal because here I am. I bet it was my mother. She always overreacts.
Fifteen-year-old Jeff wakes up on New Year’s Day to find himself in the hospital. Make that the psychiatric ward. With the nutjobs. Clearly, this is all a huge mistake. Forget about the bandages on his wrists and the notes on his chart. Forget about his problems with his best friend, Allie, and her boyfriend, Burke. Jeff’s perfectly fine, perfectly normal, not like the other kids in the hospital with him. Now they’ve got problems. But a funny thing happens as his forty-five-day sentence drags on: the crazies start to seem less crazy.” – Goodreads
Chosen Because: This book seems to discuss the line between normal and abnormal. Which is a topic that often comes up in my lectures. When can you really say someone’s behavior is abnormal? I think it would be interesting to see the topic being discussed in a novel.
Visions (#1 The Mystical Encounter) – Kimberly Readnour
“Having clairvoyance isn’t easy…
After moving to a new town, Heather Reiner struggles to keep her psychic abilities a secret and establish a sense of normalcy…at least for her overprotective mother’s sake.
But when Heather starts having terrifying visions of a missing boy, she can’t simply ignore them. This time she feels an inexplicable pull to solve the crime, and slowly begins to believe that her supernatural gifts could actually help others.
After meeting Barry, the cute boy next door, Heather uncovers a few interesting facts that might help unravel the mystery. She wants his help, but getting Barry involved also means exposing her “gifts” and potentially putting both their lives in danger.
Because if she’s not careful, these terrifying visions might be driving Heather straight into the killer’s lair.” – Goodreads
Chosen Because: This book seems to have a little bit of everything. Some strange fantastical powers, a crime, a love interest. The synopsis sounds strange. I’m interested.
Never Let Me Go – Kazou Ishiguro
“As children, Kathy, Ruth, and Tommy were students at Hailsham, an exclusive boarding school secluded in the English countryside. It was a place of mercurial cliques and mysterious rules where teachers were constantly reminding their charges of how special they were. Now, years later, Kathy is a young woman. Ruth and Tommy have reentered her life, and for the first time she is beginning to look back at their shared past and understand just what it is that makes them special—and how that gift will shape the rest of their time together.” – Goodreads
Chosen Because: The vague synopsis is what made me curious about this book. I get a dark mysterious vibe from it, which makes me interested to read it. This is a book I would try to not get to know more about before starting it.
His Bloody Project – Graeme Macrae Burnet
“A brutal triple murder in a remote northwestern crofting community in 1869 leads to the arrest of a young man by the name of Roderick Macrae. There’s no question that Macrae is guilty, but the police and courts must uncover what drove him to murder the local village constable.
And who were the other two victims? Ultimately, Macrae’s fate hinges on one key question: is he insane?” – Goodreads
Chosen Because: Murderers always fascinate me. Maybe that’s strange, but they honestly do. What drives them to commit a crime so gruesome? This book is especially exciting because it seems like it isn’t really your basic mystery crime novel, but more about what drove him. “Is he insane?”. Interesting!!
Have you heard of any of these before?
Have you read any of them?
Tell me in the comments!