Thursday, December 13, 2018

Books from the Backlog #38


Books from the Backlog is a fun way to feature some of those neglected books sitting on your bookshelf unread.  If you are anything like me, you might be surprised by some of the unread books hiding in your stacks.

If you would like to join in, please feel free to enter your link and link back to this post, then spend some time visiting some of the other posts.  

This week's neglected book

My Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga


Publication Date: February 10, 2015
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Sixteen-year-old physics nerd Aysel is obsessed with plotting her own death. With a mother who can barely look at her without wincing, classmates who whisper behind her back, and a father whose violent crime rocked her small town, Aysel is ready to turn her potential energy into nothingness.

There’s only one problem: she’s not sure she has the courage to do it alone. But once she discovers a website with a section called Suicide Partners, Aysel’s convinced she’s found her solution: a teen boy with the username FrozenRobot (aka Roman) who’s haunted by a family tragedy is looking for a partner.

Even though Aysel and Roman have nothing in common, they slowly start to fill in each other’s broken lives. But as their suicide pact becomes more concrete, Aysel begins to question whether she really wants to go through with it. Ultimately, she must choose between wanting to die or trying to convince Roman to live so they can discover the potential of their energy together. Except that Roman may not be so easy to convince.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/12972591-swan-song

Why did I add My Heart and Other Dark Holes to my bookshelf?

One of the things that I am really enjoying about this weekly post is the fact that it forces me to take a good look at the books that I already have on my shelf.  I am finding some books that I had no memory of ever acquiring which would be the case with this book.  I was pretty shocked to see it on my shelf and wonder how long it has been there.  I have a feeling that my daughter is probably responsible for bringing this one into our collection but I think it sounds like it is worth a try.

What are your thoughts? Have you read this book?  Would you recommend it to others?






24 comments:

  1. I think I read this the same year it came out because it was the time when a lot of suicide books came out (i think?) and I was intrigued by the idea. It turned out being an 'okay' read for me though. There were things that I didn't like but maybe that was just me because I know some people who actually love this :)

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    1. I don't think that I have read too many suicide books but this one does appeal to me so I will keep my fingers crossed.

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    1. It is a few years old but I do remember seeing it around.

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  3. I find that too...I'm prowling through my tbr trying to decide on upcoming reads and then I find something I don't remember getting. I suppose with a tbr my size it isn't a big surprise!

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    1. I have so many things that are turning out to be a big surprise. I need to keep better track of what I have.

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  4. So, we both have this on our backlog. I really want to make a push for this for myself, because I have heard really great things about it, and am always looking for more mental-health-done-right books, which I heard this is.

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    1. Now that I know I have it, I do want to work it in.

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  5. I have this on my kindle and haven't gotten to it. One day!

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    1. My pile of books for one day is getting really big :)

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  6. Your weekly meme is doing the same for me. All sorts of treasures on the shelves, it seems. Wow, this one does sound interesting with the partnership. I'm interested now, too.

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    1. It is always funny when I find something that I completely forgot about. I am having fun shopping my own shelves.

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  7. This is fun. After the new year, I think I'll join in. Penciling it on my calendar now.
    sherry @ fundinmental

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  8. I've never heard of it, it sounds like it would be really good. I don't know if I would read it just because I'm worried about it not having a HEA. I hope you get to it soon.

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  9. I've been caught by surprise from books I added to my TBR too. Some I plan to try and some I've deleted as I have no idea why I added them and they don't really appeal to me. The mystery............... LOL

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    1. I used to download almost everything that was free and I did delete a ton of books from my library. Some books that I bought years ago just don't have the same appeal anymore.

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  10. I still download the freebies but I scrutinize the Goodreads ratings and reviews. I'm sorry but this one doesn't speak to me at all. Good luck with it. Anne - Books of My Heart

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    1. I have a feeling that I grabbed this one simply because of the author. It is rather short so I think it is worth a try.

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  11. This is one also on my backlog! I fell in love with the title when I first heard it and bought it back when it was a new release. I really really want to read it soon though. Hopefully we can both get around to it!

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    1. I think that this one has sat on my bookshelf since right around its release. It does sound really good.

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