Friday Finds | 15 – 21 January 2016

Friday Finds is a weekly meme hosted by A Daily Rhythm, where book bloggers share the books they found for the week that piqued their interest – be it from other book bloggers, booktubers, bookstagrammers, library, etcetera, etcetera. I am not sure though… I wanted to check A Daily Rhythm’s blog, but it was either down or no longer existing. I am contemplating if I would still post this, but I realized, the main reason why I joined this link up party was to keep tabs of the books I may want to read in the future, so I may as well continue doing so.

To shorten the length of this post, I will just post snippets of what the book is about, and every title is linked to its GoodReads’s page, so you can click on it to know more. Nine books I found this week:

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“In Perfect Light” by Benjamin Alire Saenz – An adult contemporary fiction about two people who are forever altered after one single tragedy. I first saw this from a booktube video, took a screenshot of it, then a few days after, I saw a post featuring this book on Instagram and took a screenshot as well. Listing the books today, I realized I took two screenshots without really knowing it was the same book.

“First & Then” by Emma Mills – A young adult contemporary fiction that talks about sports, but the reason this book took my interest was that one time on Instagram, someone posted a pile of books that has this common thread (for the owner of the picture) and among the eight or so books on that pile, only two I haven’t read yet. Checking the page of this on GoodReads, I think I may read this pretty soon.

“The Opposite of Loneliness” by Marina Keegan – Based on a video I watched, Marina Keegan graduated magna cum laude, and one of her essays became well known in 2012. That same year, just a few days after graduating from college, she died in a car crash. This book is a posthumous collection of her essays and stories.

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“The Unquiet Dead” by Ausma Zehanat Khan – Is a book I got see on another booktube video, this is a mystery thriller historical fiction from Canada.

“The Empathy Exams” by Leslie Jamison – is a collection of essays about, yes, empathy.

“Flowers for Algernon” by Daniel Keyes – Quoting a line from GoodReads, this book “is the beloved, classic story of a mentally disabled man whose experimental quest for intelligence mirrors that of Algernon, an extraordinary lab mouse.” Very interesting, yeah? Yeah.

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“The Butterfly” by James M. Cain – I have to admit, the only reason why this took my interest was because the one who posted the picture on Instagram said there is a taboo topic in this book. No link to GoodReads, as the one they have had synopsis written in a language I couldn’t understand.

“Smaller and Smaller Circles” by F.H. Batacan – I am a Filipino, but I haven’t heard about this book until I heard it from Rincey Reads on YouTube. I truly want to read more Filipino literature, so this I will surely acquire this year.

“The Visionist” by Rachel Urquhart – I saw this while checking Bookoutlet… I thought it was a fantasy book, until I read that this was a historical fiction set in the 1800s, and is about a 15 year old girl who set fire on their farm to kill his abusive father.

Of these books, did anything capture your interest? ‘Til next Friday.

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