It’s time for another If&Then Thursday!
If&Then Thursdays is a book meme created by Alex@ Young at Heart Books. How do you participate? It’s easy! All you have to do is choose two books that are somewhat related in theme, writing style, genre, etc. Tell us how they are similar and why we would like them! All recommendations should be made in this format:
“If you like Book A, then you might enjoy Book B”
Here are my recommendations for this week:
The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett by Chelsea Sedoti
A teenage misfit named Hawthorn Creely inserts herself in the investigation of missing person Lizzie Lovett, who disappeared mysteriously while camping with her boyfriend. Hawthorn doesn’t mean to interfere, but she has a pretty crazy theory about what happened to Lizzie. In order to prove it, she decides to immerse herself in Lizzie’s life. That includes taking her job… and her boyfriend. It’s a huge risk — but it’s just what Hawthorn needs to find her own place in the world.
WHY? Don’t be fooled by the pretty cover of Lizzie Lovett, Hawthorne is a bizarre but compelling narrator in this strange little story. While Catcher in the Rye is a classic (and you should absolutely read it if you haven’t!) I couldn’t help but compare Hawthorne’s narration to Holden Caulfield. If you are a fan of honest, strange, and sometimes hilarious stream of consciousness narration in a coming-of-age story, this might be the book for you. Check out my review of Lizzie Lovett if you are interested!
Do you have any recommendations to share? Let me know in the comments!