Goodreads Monday – 30 December

It’s the last Goodreads Monday in 2019! This weekly meme was started by @Lauren’s Page Turners and it 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 want to! I’ll be using a random number generator to pick my books from my insanely long GR Want-to-read list.

This week’s book is I Hope You Get This Message by Farah Naz Rishi. This was added to my Goodreads TBR in April this year. I admit the cover is what drew me in at first but the synopsis also caught my attention. This book is a young adult science fiction that was released this past October and has 3.67 stars with 881 ratings and 246 reviews.

Seven days. Seven days. The Earth might end in seven days.

When news stations start reporting that Earth has been contacted by a planet named Alma, the world is abuzz with rumors that the alien entity is giving mankind only few days to live before they hit the kill switch on civilization.

For high school truant Jesse Hewitt, though, nothing has ever felt permanent. Not the guys he hooks up with. Not the jobs his underpaid mom works so hard to hold down. Life has dealt him one bad blow after another — so what does it matter if it all ends now? Cate Collins, on the other hand, is desperate to use this time to find the father she’s never met, the man she grew up hearing wild stories about, most of which she didn’t believe. And then there’s Adeem Khan. While coding and computer programming have always come easily to him, forgiveness doesn’t. He can’t seem to forgive his sister for leaving, even though it’s his last chance.

With only seven days to face their truths and right their wrongs, Jesse, Cate, and Adeem’s paths collide even as their worlds are pulled apart.

Why do I want to read it?

Honestly? I think the premise just sounds cool. I’m not usually a big fan of “end of world” science fiction but I do like the sound of this one, plus I’ve heard of some pretty positive reviews for the book. It has been praised for its diverse cast of characters, and you know I’m always looking to read more diverse books! I also don’t read that much scifi but I’m keen to try more, so this would be as good a place as any to start! I got the Owlcrate special edition in the October science fiction themed box so I’m pretty excited to already own a copy and to finally start it in 2020.

Have you read I Hope You Get This Message or is it on your TBR too?

4 thoughts on “Goodreads Monday – 30 December

  1. The title sounds vaguely familiar but it’s definitely going on the TBR now. The end of the world had been done a lot but I like that this story seems to focus on characters and how it effects their lives.

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