Wish List Wednesday is brought to you by Pen to Paper.
For this weekly meme I’ll be discussing with you 1 or 2 books that are currently on my wish list.
This week I’ll be talking about Handle With Care by Jodi Picoult and The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas.
When Willow is born with severe osteogenesis imperfecta, her parents are devastated–she will suffer hundreds of broken bones as she grows, a lifetime of pain. Every expectant parent will tell you that they don’t want a perfect baby, just a healthy one. Charlotte and Sean O’Keefe would have asked for a healthy baby, too, if they’d been given the choice. Instead, their lives are made up of sleepless nights, mounting bills, the pitying stares of “luckier” parents, and maybe worst of all, the what-ifs. What if their child had been born healthy? But it’s all worth it because Willow is, funny as it seems, perfect. She’s smart as a whip, on her way to being as pretty as her mother, kind, brave, and for a five-year-old an unexpectedly deep source of wisdom. Willow is Willow, in sickness and in health.
Everything changes, though, after a series of events forces Charlotte and her husband to confront the most serious what-ifs of all. What if Charlotte had known earlier of Willow’s illness? What if things could have been different? What if their beloved Willow had never been born? To do Willow justice, Charlotte must ask herself these questions and one more. What constitutes a valuable life?
So I want every single one of Picoult’s book. This is one of the few I dont already own. So it’s a bit of a cop out to use this book for the meme, but I was really struggling this week. I have never read this book, but of course I would love to! I was a little shocked to see how low of a rating it had on Goodreads.
Sixteen-year-old Starr lives in two worlds: the poor neighbourhood where she was born and raised and her posh high school in the suburbs. The uneasy balance between them is shattered when Starr is the only witness to the fatal shooting of her unarmed best friend, Khalil, by a police officer. Now what Starr says could destroy her community. It could also get her killed. Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, this is a powerful and gripping YA novel about one girl’s struggle for justice. Movie rights have been sold to Fox, with Amandla Stenberg (The Hunger Games) to star.
This book has gotten a lot of hype, but I just want to read it because of the subject matter. Obviously, I don’t know a whole lot about The Black Lives Matter movement or other things that POC face everyday. So I really want to read this to open my eyes and learn from the book as a whole.
What are your thoughts about both of these books? How quickly should they come off of my wish list and onto my TBR?
Feel free to introduce me to more authors and more books that you enjoyed. I seem to be running low on ideas (how that is possible, IDK!).