If I Stay

I’ve seen a ton of my bloggers talking about Gayle Forman’s book If I Stay. And of course I’ve seen the previews for the movie. But for some reason, I never connected the two, until I started reading.


If you haven’t seen the previews for the movie yet–If I Stay is about a young cellist who gets in an accident with her family and has an out of body experience while in the ICU. Will she live or die?

This book is very short, only about 150 pages, but it’s very bittersweet as it goes through her memories of her family. It’s sad, happy, emotional.

Is it a must read? It’s nothing groundbreaking…but something most people can pick up and enjoy. I will probably watch the movie on DVD, not in theaters. I liked it, but it’s a 3-star book for me.


Teaser Tuesday 7/15/2014


Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!


“‘I’m calling it ‘The Girlfriend’s-Going-to-Juilliard-Leaving-My-Punk-Heart-in-Shreds Blues,'” he said, singing the title in an exaggeratedly twangy voice. Then he smiled that goofy shy smile that I felt like came from the truest part of him.”

–Gayle Foreman, If I Stay