Standalone Sunday : History Is All You Left Me

standalone-1Happy Sunday, my bookish friends! History Is All You Left Me is an INCREDIBLE new contemporary YA novel, and it’s out THIS TUESDAY! Silvera’s writing is every bit as amazing and moving as that of Benjamin Alire Sáenz, Jennifer Niven, and Jandy Nelson.

There are some great new books coming out this week, but if you read any of them, read this one!

Standalone Sunday is a weekly meme created by Megan@bookslayerReads. This meme is about a Standalone book (that is not part of a series) that you loved and would recommend. Be sure to check out her awesome bookish blog when you have a minute.


History Is All You Left Me by Adam Silver

Unknown.jpgWhen Griffin’s first love and ex-boyfriend, Theo, dies in a drowning accident, his universe implodes. Even though Theo had moved to California for college and started seeing Jackson, Griffin never doubted Theo would come back to him when the time was right. But now, the future he’s been imagining for himself has gone far off course.

To make things worse, the only person who truly understands his heartache is Jackson. But no matter how much they open up to each other, Griffin’s downward spiral continues. He’s losing himself in his obsessive compulsions and destructive choices, and the secrets he’s been keeping are tearing him apart.

If Griffin is ever to rebuild his future, he must first confront his history, every last heartbreaking piece in the puzzle of his life.

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Wine Pairing

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Wine Pairing: I recommend pairing a more intense wine like this Three Knights Cabernet Franc. Not only because this story is INTENSE, but I also think Three Knights is rather representative of Griffin, Jackson and Theo…or Griffin, Theo, and Wade. Your choice.


This book is brilliantly plotted and an absolute joy to read. This is definitely one of my favorite YA contemporaries of all time, and I wish everyone in the world could be required to read it. We’d all be better people for it.

26 Comments Add yours

  1. OMG I LOVE THIS BOOK SO MUCH, and I can’t wait until it’s out in the world for everyone to read. Also, very accurate wine pairing. As a fellow wine lover (despite not really stepping too far outside of my comfort zone), I love all of your pairings!

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    1. YAandWine says:

      RIGHT?! I am DYING to talk to people about this book. It is so incredible! And thank you! It’s so much fun! 🙂

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      1. Same. I have fallen just short of buying multiple copies and just handing them out to my friends myself. I NEED TO LET IT ALL OUT (and read it again because yes please). And I bet!

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      2. YAandWine says:

        Seriously. How do you go about making a book mandatory reading material for everyone? 🤔🤔🤔

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      3. I am wondering the exact same thing. We’ve got to make this happen.

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  2. I didn’t know this book was coming out this week!! I’ll definitely have to pick it up! Thanks for the recommendation 🙂

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    1. YAandWine says:

      Yes, on Tuesday! I read the ARC, but I’m DYING to get my hardcover copy on Tuesday, It’s AMAZING.

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  3. ezinwanyi13 says:

    I agreed to listen to a standalone “The Bird and the Sword” by Amy Harmon. I haven’t started because the Dallas Cowboys are giving me an ulcer with this game.

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    1. YAandWine says:

      Hahaha! Well, then you’d fit in well with my fam. They are all Cowboys fans! I enjoy football season mostly because I can read while they watch. 🙂

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      1. ezinwanyi13 says:

        I’m so stressed right now. 😩 . We are 8points behind Green Bay and it’s the 4th quarter

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      2. YAandWine says:

        Haha. Well, for my dad, go Cowboys!

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  4. Oh I want to read this book right now!,

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    1. YAandWine says:

      I cannot wait for everyone to read this book, so we can chat about it. Let me know what your thoughts are when you do read it!

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  5. ezinwanyi13 says:

    I’ll wait for the audiobook BTW

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  6. YAandWine says:

    I do LOVE audiobooks. You’ll have to let me know how the audio is.

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  7. Chantal says:

    Great choice! History is all you left me, is high on my TBR and I hope I’ll enjoy it as much as you did.

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    1. YAandWine says:

      I promise you will. It’s so amazing .

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  8. Sounds like another heart-breaking read!

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    1. YAandWine says:

      Oooh, it is. But in the best way!

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      1. I won’t get depressed myself when reading this? Maybe I should add it to my wishlist then…

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      2. YAandWine says:

        In parts, it’ll break your heart. But in others, it will totally fill it up. This thing has ALL the feels. And it’s soooo good!

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      3. You certainly convinced me, I’ve added it to my GR list.

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      4. YAandWine says:

        Yay! 📚👏🏻📚👏🏻📚👏🏻

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  9. Donna says:

    I think I want to buy this book just for the great title, haha!

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    1. YAandWine says:

      It is a GREAT title. 😁

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