Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we’re excited about that we have yet to read. Generally they’re books that have yet to be released. It’s based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by the fabulous Jill at Breaking the Spine.
This week’s Can’t-Wait offering – Set My Heart to Five by Simon Stephenson – release date, 28th May, 2020
#science fiction #contemporary
Jared does not have friends. Bcause friends are a function of feelings. herefore friends are just one more human obligation that Jared never has to worry about. But Jared is worrying. Which is worrying. He’s also started watching old films. And inexplicably crying in them. And even his Feelings Wheel (given to him by Dr Glundenstein, who definitely is not a friend) cannot guide him through the emotional minefield he now finds himself in.
Soon his feelings will send him fleeing across the country, pursued by a man who wants to destroy him and driven by an illogical desire to share pathogens with the woman who bamboozles him the most.
I was looking for something a bit different when I requested this one, and while it certainly is exploring a familiar sci fi trope – what it means to be human – I liked the rather quirky blurb. Hopefully, I’ll enjoy it, but I’m not really in a place to strike out from the comfort blanket of my favourite authors right now, so we’ll see how it goes…
Quirky blurb indeed – I love that line about “illogical desire to share pathogens with the woman who bamboozles him the most.” 🙂
I’ll be honest – that was the line that convinced me to request it…:)
This is out of my usual genre so it’s probably not a book I’d pick up, but it’s good to widen your horizons now and then!
I’ll be honest – it is a bit out of my comfort zone, too!
Love the blurb! Hope you enjoy it!
Thank you, Jenea – it was the blurb that sold it to me, too:)).
This sounds great! Thanks for sharing! Hope you enjoy it! 🙂
Thank you, Ashley – I hope that I will enjoy this one, too:))
This sounds very interesting. I’m excited for you review.
Thank you, Barb – I shall definitely be reviewing this one, given it’s a NG arc…
This does sound a bit different and definitely interesting. I hope you do enjoy it when you read it, Sarah. Stay safe and well!
Thank you, Wendy:). I hope you can stay safe, too!
I hope you like it. I look forward to seeing what you make of it.
Thank you, Lynn – I hope I like this one, too!
This sounds like such an intriguing book, I hope you enjoy it.
Thank you, Hayley – I hope I enjoy it, too! Right now, it really MATTERS that books are sustaining…
I definitely sounds different. I hope you love it!
Thank you, AJ – I was looking for something different…
Okay, this sounds fascinating. Definitely different! I’m going to look it up on goodreads!
I’m keeping my fingers crossed – so far this year, I’ve encountered some really successful books when searching for something a bit different. And come an almightly cropper just twice – let’s hope this isn’t another one!
Now that is definitely different and quirky! I’ll be looking for your review for this one!
Thank you, Verushka – yes, I was looking for quirky and I think I’ve got it:)).
I’m not sure I would pick this one up, but it does sound different and if you’re interested in trying something new, it seems to fit the bill. I hope you enjoy it! Take care and Happy Reading. 🙂
Thank you, Diana – I picked it up quite a while ago, before everything kicked off… Right now, I’m not sure I would, either!
It sounds interesting. I hope you enjoy it.
Thank you, Yvonne!
This sounds really interesting. I hope you enjoy this adventure outside of your comfort zone. I’m intrigued by the title and the cover too.
I thought it sounded intriguing, as well, Suzanne:)).
What a curious reading choice! But I do like the voice here–self-aware and wry. 🙂 It makes me wonder about the world this voice lives in.
It was the quirky tone of the voice – and I’m a fan of quirk – as you know!
I’m reading a lot in this genre right now. The blurb has me intrigued.