Goodreads Monday – 19 August

We’re back with another Goodreads Monday, a weekly meme started by @Lauren’s Page Turners that 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’re feeling it!

The random number generator landed on book #470 so this week’s book is: Dry by Neal Shusterman & Jarrod Shusterman. I’m a little shocked/embarrassed to admit that I added this book to my GR TBR in September 2018, and since that time I’ve added another whopping 400+ books to my list! HOW INSANE?! I don’t own all the books on my list (thankfully 😅) but I think my fingers might be a little quick on the “Add to” list because that’s a ridiculous number of books!

When the California drought escalates to catastrophic proportions, one teen is forced to make life and death decisions for her family in this harrowing story of survival. The drought—or the Tap-Out, as everyone calls it—has been going on for a while now. Everyone’s lives have become an endless list of don’ts: don’t water the lawn, don’t fill up your pool, don’t take long showers. Until the taps run dry. Suddenly, Alyssa’s quiet suburban street spirals into a warzone of desperation; neighbors and families turned against each other on the hunt for water. And when her parents don’t return and her life—and the life of her brother—is threatened, Alyssa has to make impossible choices if she’s going to survive.

Why do I want to read it?

I’ve only read Neal Shusterman’s Arc of a Scythe series but I loved it so much that I knew that I wanted to read more by him! When I read the synopsis for Dry, it sounded really intriguing and frighteningly enough, this scenario isn’t impossible to imagine considering climate change and what’s been happening around the world. It’s a chilling prospect! Developing countries have been facing issues with access to clean water for decades already, but now water shortages are also becoming a problem that more developed countries are also facing too. How long will it take for us to end up in a situation where we’re fighting wars over resources such as water? And on that note, I’ll end it here before I get too serious and ramble on about the realities of the hole we’ve dug for ourselves 🙃Basically, I want to read this because I’m keen to read more by Shusterman, plus I’ve heard that they’re adapting it for the big screen?!

Have you read Dry? Is it on your TBR too?
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