It’s the first Goodreads Monday of 2020, friends! This weekly meme was started by @Lauren’s Page Turners and it invites you to pick a book from your TBR and explain why you want to read it. Easy enough, right? Feel free to join in if you want to! I’ll be using a random number generator to pick my books from my insanely long GR Want-to-read list.
This week’s book is All the Ugly and Wonderful Things by Bryn Greenwood. This book was released in 2016 but I saw a lot of hype for it on bookstagram last year. This contemporary fiction has a 4.07 star average with 79.7k+ ratings and 11.5k+ reviews.
As the daughter of a meth dealer, Wavy knows not to trust people, not even her own parents. Struggling to raise her little brother, eight-year-old Wavy is the only responsible “adult” around. She finds peace in the starry Midwestern night sky above the fields behind her house. One night everything changes when she witnesses one of her father’s thugs, Kellen, a tattooed ex-con with a heart of gold, wreck his motorcycle. What follows is a powerful and shocking love story between two unlikely people that asks tough questions, reminding us of all the ugly and wonderful things that life has to offer.
Why do I want to read it?
I’m honestly a little scared to read this book because of the controversial topic? I’ve read a lot of reviews about this and most of them say that it’s intensely emotional, shocking, disgusting and a challenging read due to the books content. I don’t know. A lot of the readers whose reviews I love and trust and whose book opinions I agree with rated this book very highly (most 4 or 5 stars). Many mention how the first book that came to mind after reading the synopsis was Lolita but they say that this book is beyond that (in a positive way). So… Yeah, I’m very curious.
Have you read All the Ugly and Wonderful Things or is it on your TBR?