It’s late, I know! (Geez, what is wrong with me? Why can I not do anything on time, it seems like? ← Something I need to work on.) Today was Danny’s birthday, and my son had a Pokemon tournament… so I was pretty busy all day and all night. Technically, it’s not Sunday anymore (here, anyway) but that doesn’t mean it’s not Sunday somewhere! So let’s see what’s been recommended to us this week, shall we?
Standalone Sunday is a feature created by yours truly where each Sunday we will feature a standalone book (not part of a series) that you loved or would recommend! There’s tons of focus on books that are part of a series… I thought it’d be nice to focus on some standalone novels, too!
Feel free to join in on this weekly feature by creating your own Standalone Sunday post! And you’re more than welcome to use the image I created. Link to your post in the comments below or make sure you link back to this post so I can check it out and add you down below!
→ Note: If you want to participate, but haven’t read many standalone’s, feel free to create a post featuring a standalone on your TBR, or one you want to read. The books you feature can be standalone books that look/sound good to you! It’s not a requirement to use only books you’ve read.
FIGHT CLUB by Chuck Palahniuk
Every weekend, in basements and parking lots across the country, young men with good white-collar jobs and absent fathers take off their shoes and shirts and fight each other barehanded for as long as they have to. Then they go back to those jobs with blackened eyes and loosened teeth and the sense that they can handle anything. Fight Club is the invention of Tyler Durden, projectionist, waiter and dark, anarchic genius. And it’s only the beginning of his plans for revenge on a world where cancer support groups have the corner on human warmth.
Alright… so I know a lot of you have probably heard of this movie. Ya know, with Brad Pitt? Well, it has been a very, very long time since I watched that movie. And I had been recommended this book several times since then. I decided to read it… and I’m so glad that I did! I remember nothing about the movie, which I think is what helped me love this book so much. It’s a pretty short novel, but it packs quite the punch. Fight Club is on many Goodreads lists, but the list that is most fitting for this one is “Best Plot Twist”. Yes… you will NOT see this twist coming, I promise you. (Unless, of course, you’ve seen the movie. Which doesn’t count!!) I was so shocked by how awesome this standalone novel was, and I highly recommend!
Standalone Posts Around the Blogosphere
Susan @ Susan Loves Books // Beth @ Reading Every Night // Didi @ Didi Oviatt // Kaytlyn @ The Bohemian Bookworm // Beware of the Reader // Sydney @ Fictional Boyfriends // Jasmine @ How Useful It Is // Nicki @ The Secret Library // Lois @ Lois Reads Books // Sofii @ A Book. A Thought. // Azia @ The Uncharted Word // Melissa @ Book Nerd Momo // Dog Eared Book Site
Have you read this book? What are some standalone novels you would recommend? If you want to participate in this feature, link up your post in the comments and I’ll add you up top!