“Where do you want to be this time next year?”
Why Did I Read This Book?
This is my first NetGalley read! How exciting right? If you don’t know what NetGalley is, it’s a place where you can request to read and review new books before they are released. This was my first one and I hope they are all as good as this.
What Did I Think?
I had a lot of fun reading this book. It’s been a while since I read a fun rom-com like this one, and I can definitely envisage it being made into a film sometime soon.
The book is about a woman called Minnie Cooper (I know, don’t laugh) and a man called Quinn who were born minutes apart at the same hospital on NYE. Their mothers met at the hospital and became each other’s birthing partners but that’s where their friendship drew to a close. Minnie and Quinn could not be more opposite and Minnie believes that she is jinxed as something always goes wrong on NYE/NYD.
2020 is no exception, yet she bumps into Quinn at the NYE party. The book basically follows Minnie on her journey of self-discovery, with some touching and heartfelt stories and events added in to keep you hooked.
I fell in love with all the characters, especially Minnie. I thought each of them had their own little quirks, but Minnie especially is who I felt closest too. She made me laugh, and she reminded me of myself in the way that she panics about everything. When even the slightest thing goes wrong, I can often find myself thinking that the whole world is against me, much like Minnie.
What I enjoyed most about This Time Next Year was that it isn’t just a love story. It explores other important topics such as controlling relationships, anxiety, environmental issues and also soul-searching. However, this book is VERY cheesy in some parts, so if you love a good cheesy rom-com, this is the book for you! Available in the UK from October, make sure you have a note in your calendar to go grab your copy.