So today’s prompt for the TBR challenge is stand-alone’s. As much as I love delving into a series, I do tend to prefer picking up a novel that’s complete on its own. With this being the case, about 40-50% of my TBR are stand-alone novels. There’s no reason to make this blog post into a novel itself, so I narrowed it down to the top three stand-alone novels I’m looking forward to reading.
Day 2: Stand-alone
1. The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katarina Bivald
The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend was a recent addition to my want-to-read list and one of many books from my last Book Outlet order. AND HOW COULD I RESIST THIS COVER? Besides, I’ve been in desperate need of colorful books. I now have a total number of TWO yellow books. Impressive, right? *sobs quietly*
ANYWAYS, this novel is about a woman who rarely travels or leaves her home. But one day, she decides to go meet up with her pen-pal who lives in Broken Wheel, Iowa. Once she arrives, things go wrong. But then she ends up meeting the quirky people of Broken Wheel and things happen. THAT’S ALL I REMEMBER.
2. A Man Came Out of a Door in the Mountain by Adrianne Harun
This is another book from my latest Book Outlet haul. The title is what reeled me into this buy, along with the brief part of the synopsis I read.
A Man Came Out of a Door in the Mountain is about the mystery of native women disappearing from British Columbia and a man his three friends trying to discover who’s behind this. There’s also some mythology and magical realism thrown into it. I’M SOLD.
3. 100 Sideways Miles by Andrew Smith
So this was ALSO from my Book Outlet haul and I’m also realizing I didn’t mark this in my TBR, which pushes my TBR count back up to 95.
WHICH IS TOTALLY OKAY. IT’S NOT LIKE I’M DROWNING IN MY TBR AND I CAN NEVER GET IT TO SHRINK. I’M FINE. HA-HA.
Okay, so 100 Sideways Miles is about a boy who sees things as miles instead of minutes and believes himself to be nothing more than a character in his dad’s book. But at least he has his totally (not) sane best friend and the only girl he’s ever loved by his side. OR ARE THEY? (Note: this is only me being dramatic. According to the synopsis, these friends are the only thing our protagonist has going for him.
Which do you all prefer, stand-alone novels or a book series? Let me know if you have any good recommendations for either, along with any other thoughts or comments.