This will the most random way of finding new exciting reads. Each week I’ll choose some random word and I’ll try to find books with this word in the title that I find interesting. This might result in my TBR growing exponentially. Each week though, I’ll first look if there’s a book that I already read that has this word in the title.
- Prepare a list of books with this week’s word in the title that:
- You’ve read (you can export your Goodreads library to Excel file, it will be easier to find words in the titles this way)
- You want to read (look in your TBR and search Goodreads or other places where you find books for new titles)
- You do not want to read (up to you if you want to include this)
- It’s up to you how many books you include in each category
- Both singular and popular version of the word counts
- If the word is a root of another word (like ‘snow’ in ‘snowman’) it also counts
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This week’s word is: I
There is a plenty of books to choose from to feature in this post. Word ‘I’ is definitely one of the most popular words used in the titles (judging by my Goodreads bookshelf only).
– Books I’ve read –
- As If I Were A River by Amanda Saint – ugh, it was such a bad book, I gave it one star. Link directs you to my review.
- Gnarr: How I Became the Mayor of a Large City in Iceland and Changed the World by Jón Gnarr – a fun non-fiction book about a man that runs for mayor as a joke, then realised that he could actually make a positive impact while being a major of Rejkiavik.
- And I Darken by Kiersten White – great YA fantasy, with a badass female character
- Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng – story of Chinese American family who has to battle with a loss of a child
– Books I want to read –
- I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith – highly recommended by my friend, story of a seventeen-year-old girl who aspires to write a book.
- If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo – YA love story with strong LGBT+ representation
- See What I Have Done by Sarah Schmidt – “In this riveting debut novel, Sarah Schmidt recasts one of the most fascinating murder cases of all time into an intimate story of a volatile household and a family devoid of love.”
- Ain’t I a Woman: Black Women and Feminism by bell hooks – must-read about nature of black womanhood, racism within the feminist movement, impact of sexism on black women during slavery and more.
There are many more books I could put in this category, but those four are the ones I’m most excited about reading right now.
– Books I do not want to read –
- If I Loved You, I Would Tell You This by Robin Black – I lost interest in reading it. It’s a collection of short stories
- Not If I See You First by Eric Lindstrom – I’m not into contemporary YA romance novels, this one has a lot of high school drama in it and a lot of reviewers say that the main character is unlikable. I’m not into such stories anymore.
- I Didn’t Come Here to Make Friends: Confessions of a Reality Show Villain by Courtney Robertson – I had a brief fascination with The Bachelor franchise, but it passed so I’m no longer interested in this story.
- The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han – contemporary YA romance, no thank you.
Words for next weeks:
12th February – love
19th February – you
26th February – winter