Proving that I don’t actually care about my never-really-shrinking-TBR-list is this list of new releases that are on my radar for 2020.
There’s nothing new on my list (other bloggers have posted curated lists of 2020 releases and there are loads of comprehensive lists floating around, such as SMH) – I’m posting it simply to have a record of books to follow-up during the year.
There should be a special name for books that start out really, really well and then fall in a heap. In the absence of a particular term for such a book, I’ll call it If I Fall, If I Die (by Michael Christie).
It’s the story of Will, a teen who has never been to ‘the Outside’ (at least not since he can remember). His mother, Diane, is an eccentric agoraphobe who drowns in panic at the thought of opening the front door.
“…she taught him that the Outside was built of danger, of slicing edges and crushing weights, of piercing needlepoints and pummeling drop-offs, of an unrelenting potential for suffocation, electrocution, mayhem, and harm.”Continue reading →