Welcome to Colsten Can’t Wait, which is my version of Waiting on Wednesday! Every week Colsten and I pick an upcoming book we’re excited about to highlight it! This week we picked Our Year of Maybe.
Aspiring choreographer Sophie Orenstein would do anything for Peter Rosenthal-Porter, who’s been on the kidney transplant list as long as she’s known him. Peter, a gifted pianist, is everything to Sophie: best friend, musical collaborator, secret crush. When she learns she’s a match, donating a kidney is an easy, obvious choice. She can’t help wondering if after the transplant, he’ll love her back the way she’s always wanted. But Peter’s life post-transplant isn’t what either of them expected. Though he once had feelings for Sophie too, he’s now drawn to Chase, the guitarist in a band that happens to be looking for a keyboardist. And while neglected parts of Sophie’s world are calling to her—dance opportunities, new friends, a sister and niece she barely knows—she longs for a now-distant Peter more than ever, growing increasingly bitter he doesn’t seem to feel the same connection. Peter fears he’ll forever be indebted to her. Sophie isn’t sure who she is without him. Then one blurry, heartbreaking night twists their relationship into something neither of them recognizes, leading them to question their past, their future, and whether their friendship is even worth fighting for.
This one should be interesting for me. I don’t really read really emotionally charged books since I don’t think I can handle it a lot of the time. But this one sounds like one I really want to give this one a shot! The aspect of music seems to be one that will be done really well and I’m excited to see how that plays out. I don’t think I’ve ever read a book with choreographer character, so it should be fun to experience! This book seems like it’s going to be filled with complicated character dynamics. And how they set up even in the summary, it sounds like its going to be heartbreaking, amazing to see, and so well done. I can’t wait to meet Sophie and Peter and go through their story, heartbreaking as it sounds. This book is supposed to blur the line of what selfishness and selflessness and I’m so ready to see these kind of morally gray characters. I’m going to have to be in a certain mindset to get into this book, but I think it’s going to be worth it.
Thank you for reading!