Well, we’re a week out from Christmas and days away from my last finals, and then I’m free(ish) for winter break…well with the exception of my winter class. Either way, I’m thrilled that I’m almost done with the semester as it has been a hot mess and one of those semesters that never felt like it started and I never got into the swing of things.
Here’s to hoping next semester goes better and that everything comes together!
As you’re all aware, today is Monday (at least it still is in the States) meaning it Goodreads Monday! For those of you not familiar with this meme, Goodreads Mondays originated on Lauren’s Page Turners’ blog. To participate, you just showcase a random book from your Goodreads page. The twist is that I’m only going to feature my TBR shelf (aka the “want to read “shelf) like many other people do so I guess it’s not that much of a twist, BUUUUUT, I’m also going to predict my star rating of the book! I’ve seen both Regan (PeruseProject) and Sam (Thoughts on Tomes) do 5 Star TBR Prediction YouTube videos and have been inspired to do a video or post but was struggling to find some 5-Star predictions. This is kind of my middle ground where I can predict my star rating and why and then revisit this post after I read it to see how close I actually was.
To pick the books for this, I’m putting my Goodreads want to read shelf number in a random number generator and letting fate pick the number for me. The lucky number for this week was 77 and as you can see from the title, the lucky book was The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon.
Title: The Sun is Also a Star
Author: Nicola Yoon
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Publication Date: November 1, 2016
Genre(s): Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Source: Purchased from Thrift Store
Natasha: I’m a girl who believes in science and facts. Not fate. Not destiny. Or dreams that will never come true. I’m definitely not the kind of girl who meets a cute boy on a crowded New York City street and falls in love with him. Not when my family is twelve hours away from being deported to Jamaica. Falling in love with him won’t be my story.
Daniel: I’ve always been the good son, the good student, living up to my parents’ high expectations. Never the poet. Or the dreamer. But when I see her, I forget about all that. Something about Natasha makes me think that fate has something much more extraordinary in store—for both of us.
The Universe: Every moment in our lives has brought us to this single moment. A million futures lie before us. Which one will come true?
Star Rating Prediction:
I enjoyed Everything Everything and I’ve heard that this one is better. Currently, this book has a 4.13 rating, so I’m hoping I also enjoy it. I’ve been pretty hit or miss with contemporary books this year, but I’m going to hold off on reading this one until I’m in my next contemporary kick. The one thing that I’m apprehensive about it the instalove aspect of this book. Since the entire plot takes place within 24 hours, instalove is inevitable, though could still be done well. I’m hoping for a fluffy contemporary that will give me all the feels.
Have you read The Sun is Also a Star?
What did you think?
Let me know down below!