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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

TBR Tuesday: I Am J

Most of us have books we've bought with all intentions of reading (or maybe just because it was cheap!), only to have them fade away on a shelf or disappear into a stack of books, never to be seen or thought of again.
TBR Tuesday is a way to talk about the books we own but haven't read, see what other people think about them, and help us decide whether to bump it up our list or knock it off completely.

On my TBR

I Am J
Cris Beam

J always felt different. He was certain that eventually everyone would understand who he really was; a boy mistakenly born as a girl. Yet as he grew up, his body began to betray him; eventually J stopped praying to wake up a "real boy" and started covering up his body, keeping himself invisible - from his family, from his friends...from the world. But after being deserted by the best friend he thought would always be by his side, J decides that he's done hiding - it's time to be who he really is. And this time he is determined not to give up, no matter the cost. 

An inspiring story of self-discovery, of choosing to stand up for yourself, and of finding your own path - readers will recognize a part of themselves in J's struggle to love his true self.

I'm trying to decide whether to keep this one.  I mean, on the one hand, I think it sounds really interesting.  But I can't ever seem to make time for it, and I haven't heard enough feedback on it to know whether it's a dud or a must.  Anyone read this one?  Love it, hate it, completely indifferent?

What's lurking in your TBR pile?


  1. I read it and found it to be a great book. It is very different, though, and I could see that it might make some uncomfortable.

  2. I can't be of any help on this at all. I just added it because I realized I have a gaping hole in my tbr in this subject area so now I'm waiting with you to hear more.

    Thanks for the help, Ricki.

  3. +JMJ+

    Hmmmm. I don't know if I can help with this one. It's definitely the sort of book I'd skip altogether, and if someone gave it to me as a present, I'd discreetly re-gift it as soon as possible. Just not my cup of tea.

    I have a TBR Tuesday post of my own this week, Misty:



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