Goodreads Monday – August 26th 2019

Goodreads Monday is a weekly meme that was started by @Lauren’s Page Turners. The meme is pretty easy to follow, to participate simply choose a random book from your TBR and explain why you want to read it!

This week’s book:

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky


“I walk around the school hallways and look at the people. I look at the teachers and wonder why they’re here. Not in a mean way. In a curious way. It’s like looking at all the students and wondering who’s had their heart broken that day…or wondering who did the heart breaking and wondering why.”

Charlie is a freshman. And while he’s not the biggest geek in the school, he is by no means popular. Shy, introspective, intelligent beyond his years yet socially awkward, he is a wallflower, caught between trying to live his life and trying to run from it. Charlie is attempting to navigate his way through uncharted territory: the world of first dates and mixed tapes, family dramas and new friends; the world of sex, drugs, and The Rocky Horror Picture Show, when all one requires is that perfect song on that perfect drive to feel infinite. But Charlie can’t stay on the sideline forever. Standing on the fringes of life offers a unique perspective. But there comes a time to see what it looks like from the dance floor.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a deeply affecting coming-of-age story that will spirit you back to those wild and poignant roller-coaster days known as growing up.

Why I have not read it yet?

I have heard this book pegged as a modern ‘The Catcher in the Rye’ by JD Sallinger which is why I added this book to my TBR.

Conversely this is the same reason that keeps putting me off reading this book because The Catcher in the Rye is my all time favourite book and well… this can only pale in comparison in my eyes loTherefore, I don’t know how I am going to feel about this book and cannot make my my mind as to whether or not I should read it.

So what do you guys think I should do???

Have you read this and liked it? Hated it? Felt ambivalent???

Should I keep it on my TBR? Help a girl out with her indecision!!!

18 thoughts on “Goodreads Monday – August 26th 2019

  1. I love this book and the movie! The book is incredibly emotional, and there are some traumatic moments. It’s definitely worth a read.

    Comparing it to The Catcher in the Rye is weird. The only similarity is the coming-of-age thing, but most storylines for young adults can fit that category. Don’t go into Perks thinking you’ll get Catcher because they’re very different.

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    1. Oh my gosh thank you so much Elysa!! Your comment was exactly what I was hoping to hear. I don’t want it to be like catcher at all other than to be in the same coming of age category. Can’t wait to read it now. Thank youuuu :))))))))


  2. I didn’t know this was meant to be a modern Catcher in the Rye! I’m even more intrigued now. I’ve had this one on my TBR for ages too. I think you should read it! And then we can discuss it when we’ve both read it 😃 Haha

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    1. Well as I’ve discovered from other bloggers it’s only similar in that it’s a coming of age story rather than shares a similar plot etc which makes me very happy now. Definitely one we should both get to soon Dini :))))


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