What book do you wish more people would have read?

This is an easy one for me. I wish more people would have read The Spectacular Now by Tim Tharp. I find this book very interesting and I think it is very underrated.

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Synopsis: SUTTER KEELY. HE’S the guy you want at your party. He’ll get everyone dancing. He’ ll get everyone in your parents’ pool. Okay, so he’s not exactly a shining academic star. He has no plans for college and will probably end up folding men’s shirts for a living. But there are plenty of ladies in town, and with the help of Dean Martin and Seagram’s V.O., life’s pretty fabuloso, actually.

Until the morning he wakes up on a random front lawn, and he meets Aimee. Aimee’s clueless. Aimee is a social disaster. Aimee needs help, and it’s up to the Sutterman to show Aimee a splendiferous time and then let her go
forth and prosper. But Aimee’s not like other girls, and before long he’s in way over his head. For the first time in his life, he has the power to make a difference in someone else’s life—or ruin it forever.

This book is a quick read. It entitles the whole conversion of hardcore party guy to the guy that will get his life together. Sometimes we just need to meet someone that will affect us in a way we didn’t know could point our life in a completely new direction. By trying to teach Aimee about the “normal” life of a teenager, he discovers a lot about himself and what he wants to make of his life. This book shows that no matter what circumstance you come from, you have the power to make your future what you want it to be.

Let me know what book you wish more people had read in the comments. Talk to you soon bookworms!

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  1. Timothy, Or Notes of an Abject Reptile.

    A short book as well, an easy read. It features a tortoise called Timothy. Timothy lived in a clergyman’s garden in the Victorian era in England, and was the subject of many of the clergyman’s writings and observations. This book is from Timothy’s point of view as he considers the strange behaviour of people and their society. It has some wonderful writing and commentary on some of the artificial and rather arbitrary customs of our society.

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  2. I’ve heard about this one but never really cared to buy it or pick it up myself. Such a shame, really. Especially since it isn’t that long apparently.. Whoopsie.

    If I have to name a book for this topic, it’d definitely be The Monster of Selkirk-series by C.E. Clayton. She’s so unknown but I love the two books I read to pieces and can’t wait for the third one to be released, haha.

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