Hello and happy Wednesday. Have you ever felt like, you know, you’re being too happy and you need something to destroy you just a tiny bit? Well, if you do, make sure to read or listen to Forever Is the Worst Long Time by Camille Pagán. It sure destroyed me in the best way possible.
I fell in love with this book right from the start because I thought the way it was narrated was genius. I mean this in both ways: one, I think the fact that the main character/narrator is telling his story to someone else is super powerful; and two, the narrator of the audiobook was simply fantastic in my opinion.
Right from the start, I picked up this How I Met Your Mother vibe, but in a good way. I mean, we all saw the last season of HIMYM, so obviously it’s understandable that I was a little scared of the turns this particular book was going to take, but it was way smarter and way more real than the show. It also reminded me of Definitely Maybe, and who doesn’t love that movie?
That book was like a guy I was quickly developing feelings for because it was giving me everything I loved, including quotes from my favorite Neruda poems. Yes, I’m that cheesy. And yes, like this guy I’ve been hung up on for the longest time ever, I can assure you now that this is and will be my favorite audiobook of 2017.
If you see the comments of this book on Goodreads, you’ll see the word “heartbreaking” all over, and for the most part of the story I didn’t really understand why it was described in that way, until I started nearing the end and everything was clear at that moment.
So yeah, I really suggest you read or listen to this book because I’m pretty sure you’ll love it. But I want to hear from you, tell me what’s your favorite audiobook of 2017 and why.
Love, Miss Camila