- It is the first out of 52 books planned for this year (though again I’m hoping to exceed. In 2019, I read 61 books).
- Corresponds to the letter B of my #AlphabetSoupChallenge
- Fits into the Icy category of my Book Bingo Challenge as some of it takes place in winter; one of the character freezes nearly to death
- It has a strong friendship theme, a meaningful love, and fits into “written in first-person” – and what an interesting narrator it is. It’s the category I’m ticking off for this book for sure, the narrator is superb and original.
- It also happens to be on the BBC list of books to read.
The first book of 2020