Hello beautiful bookish friends! Time for my TBR Thursdays which is a weekly segment that highlights books, ebooks, and ARCs that I own and have been in my TBR forever. At the end of the year, I’ll do a recap to see how many of these books I actually read.
If you want to help me tackle my neverending TBR, share your thoughts and recommendations with me.
Today’s pick is…
PUBLISHED BY DELACORTE PRESS MAY 2, 2017
GENRE(S): YOUNG ADULT, CONTEMPORARY, ROMANCE
PAGES: HARDCOVER 416
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Let luck find you.
Alice doesn’t believe in luck—at least, not the good kind. But she does believe in love, and for some time now, she’s been pining for her best friend, Teddy. On his eighteenth birthday—just when it seems they might be on the brink of something—she buys him a lottery ticket on a lark. To their astonishment, he wins $140 million, and in an instant, everything changes.
At first, it seems like a dream come true, especially since the two of them are no strangers to misfortune. As a kid, Alice won the worst kind of lottery possible when her parents died just over a year apart from each other. And Teddy’s father abandoned his family not long after that, leaving them to grapple with his gambling debts. Through it all, Teddy and Alice have leaned on each other. But now, as they negotiate the ripple effects of Teddy’s newfound wealth, a gulf opens between them. And soon, the money starts to feel like more of a curse than a windfall.
As they try to find their way back to each other, Alice learns more about herself than she ever could have imagined…and about the unexpected ways in which luck and love sometimes intersect.
I was lucky enough to grab an ARC of this book last year when I went to LA Times Books Festival. When I read the premise, I knew I would really enjoy reading this book. I’ve always been fascinated by the concept of winning the lottery and would imagine all the things I’d buy if I ever did win. Anyway, since Yallwest was coming up next, I didn’t get the chance to start this. Fast forward several days later and guess what came in my Uppercase?!?! Yup, the hardcopy of this book. Maybe the universe was telling me something… but it’s been almost a year and I still have not read this. I get so swamped with other books I want to read, and Kasie West’s Lucky in Love sounded so cute and funny and adorable that I decided to pick that one and yeah… this one sort of just got unlucky and stuck in my TBR pile.
Have you read this book? What did you think? Should I bump it up my TBR?
What are some books you meant to read, but got stuck in your TBR because you had other books you wanted to read first? Let me know in the comments.
As always, thanks for reading and have a great day!