New To the Queue is a sporadic thing around here wherein I give you a tiny glimpse into some of the books, movies, tv shows and bands I’ve recently added to my never ending queue of things to read/watch/listen to. For past posts, go here!
Publication Date – July 5th 2016
Why I Added It To My To-Be-Read list: It showed up in the mail and totally looks like a me book! I though the author’s first book was okay but I’m really interested in this one!
What It’s About: A teenage girl finds out she has a rare genetic disorder that will take away her memories and her health. So she decides to create a Memory Book to write all the most important things down for her future self — journal entries, mementos from important things and entries from her family and friends who know her best.
Why I Added It To My To-Be-Read list: I read Joshilyn Jackson’s Backseat Saints when it first came out and really loved it! I have yet to pick up another book from her since (WHY IDK) but when I saw she had a new one that just came out I was like YES MUST CHECK IT OUT. She writes really good dysfunctional families/relationships with a great Southern setting.
What It’s About: Paula grew up as a child without a home and on the road with her mother who reinvented their history every year. One wrong truth lands her mom in prison and Paula in foster care. Fifteen years later she’s a tough and successful divorce attorney whose been estranged from her mother this whole time until she received a cryptic letter and then a secret from her mother’s past ends up on her doorstep that catapults her on a journey to find her mother.