In contrast to Throwback Thursday, I’m using Fast-Forward Friday to drool over books that I’m waiting to come out! One perfect example that I’ve had on my list for a few months now: Twenty-One Truths About Love by Matthew Dicks. Expected Release: November 19, 2019 — coming up soon now!!
Why wait on this one?
- This book is written entirely through a series of lists. I adore books written in varied or non-standard formats, and in honor of that I’m giving you the rest of my reasons in a numbered list. ☺
- I’ve quite enjoyed Matthew Dicks’ other works, particularly The Perfect Comback of Caroline Jacobs. Coincidentally, that one was also one I was waiting for, though just from the library, not for publish.
- Based on the blurb, it seems that at times it may even read a bit like poetry, which would be an interesting addition to the blend. That would end up giving us a novel that reads like prose, like poetry, like a grocery list, like a stream of consciousness….
I’m really excited for how much could be done with this. One thing I hope to see would be a list by the title name, written several times throughout the book, and each with a different tone. The first could be early in their marriage, for example, and be extremely lovey and sweet. Later as things get harder, it could be more bitter or frantic, or even crossed out unfinished. And, of course, a final list to bring it all together. I’ll definitely be diving into it ASAP after November 19!
Curious: does the idea of a book entirely of lists drive you crazy, or do you love it too?