Are you in a book rut? Do you feel like you read the same type of book over and over? Sometimes this is a good thing but sometimes we want a change! This book is exactly what you're looking for.
A soul ( called A ) wakes up in a different body every day (see what the author did there?). He ( yes, I'm using an incorrect pronoun; feel free to leave your gender neutral pronoun suggestions in a comment) is okay with this, has accepted that he will never really have his own life--until he spends a day as Rhiannon's boyfriend and can't accept not seeing her again. This obviously creates a problem since he can't be Rhiannon's boyfriend every day (in fact, will never be again) and can't stay as one person who could become friends with her. You'll just have to read to find out what happens!
Confession: I honestly didn't think I'd like this book. It sounded too far fetched and kind of sci-fi that A would switch bodies every day. I don't know; I just didn't expect to be into it--but I definitely was. I think the author took an unusual idea and made it seem totally possible. I also love that the author used this odd situation to discuss so many important issues -- body image, how people treat others based on their appearance, gender, identity (and gender identity but definitely both topics individually too), love, morality, and so much more. Leviathan made each new life and body interesting -- sometimes A was beautiful and people would treat her well; other times A was very overweight and no one would talk to him; other times A was an addict and tried to figure out the least detrimental way to live in that person's life for a day, and so on. This made it engaging and fascinating for me.
You'd like Every Day if. . .
*you want a book to make you think
*you like a little romance
*you want a unique read
*you're into closely following one character
*you think / care about issues of body image, gender identity, or who we truly are
*you believe people should be treated equally
*you just want a good read!
Even though it's only January (and I did, in fact, read this in 2016), I'm still going to call it one of my favorite books of the year. Yep, I said it. Let me know what you think if you check this one out!
"'Have you really read all those books in your room?' Alaska laughing- 'Oh God no. I’ve maybe read a third of ‘em. But I’m going to read them all. I call it my Life’s Library. Every summer since I was little, I’ve gone to garage sales and bought all the books that looked interesting. So I always have something to read.'" -John Green