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.

27 thoughts on “Standalone Sunday : History Is All You Left Me

  1. Morgan | Backlist Babe says:

    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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