Wednesday Wanna-Read: White Oleander

A by-product of having this blog is that I have become more aware of the types of books that I read and want to read.

One trend I’ve noticed: I like sad books.

Many of the books I have read or suggested have been crime-related, dramas, thrillers, suspenseful. Those books tend to be a little more depressing than normal.

My Wednesday wanna-read pick this week is no exception.

White Oleander by Janet Fitch has been hailed as a masterpiece of the written word since its 1999 release.


From Goodreads page

The book follows Ingrid, who is in prison for murder, and her daughter Astrid. The plot focuses on Astrid, who is traveling through the foster care system in Los Angeles.

From Goodreads: Astrid’s “odyssey through a series of Los Angeles foster homes-each its own universe, with its own laws, its own dangers, its own hard lessons to be learned-becomes a redeeming and surprising journey of self-discovery.

With an average rating of nearly four stars, this book has gotten some high praise from readers, despite its difficult content and themes.

While sad, I’m looking forward to one day reading this book.

I’m also looking forward to picking some happier books in the future!


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