Friday, 3 June 2016

TBR Jar Pick #1

TBR Jar Pick #1

June 2016

TBR Jar Pick is a new little meme / feature / whatever you want to call this thing, where I pick one book a month from my TBR jar that I have to read during the month. This is the first time that I'm doing this and my first time with a proper TBR jar too! 

So the book that was picked this month, by my little brother, is......

Hour of The Bees by Lindsay Eagar

Hour of the Bees

Things are only impossible if you stop to think about them. . . .

While her friends are spending their summers having pool parties and sleepovers, twelve-year-old Carolina — Carol — is spending hers in the middle of the New Mexico desert, helping her parents move the grandfather she’s never met into a home for people with dementia. At first, Carol avoids prickly Grandpa Serge. But as the summer wears on and the heat bears down, Carol finds herself drawn to him, fascinated by the crazy stories he tells her about a healing tree, a green-glass lake, and the bees that will bring back the rain and end a dore hundred years of drought. As the thin line between magic and reality starts to blur, Carol must decide for herself what is possible — and what it means to be true to her roots. Readers who dream that there’s something more out there will be enchanted by this captivating novel of family, renewal, and discovering the wonder of the world.

Hour of the Bees is a book I received as an arc at a book festival back in October 2015. I know that I should have read this a long time before now, especially since this book did officially release back in March. I am excited to read this book as I really, really wanted to get more in the magical realism genre after reading both The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender and The Accident Season and enjoying them both. Honestly, I don't think this would have been a book that I would have picked up on my own mainly because of the really young age of the protagonist but I'm hoping that I will be proved wrong and absolutely adore this book. 
You shall all find out what I think in my review of this book later on this month. 

Let me know below if you've read this book or whether you've heard anything or if you're interested in reading this book. Or even if you want to join in and tell me what your TBR Jar Pick is, just let me know below! 

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