Happy TBR Thursday, book friends! Every(ish) Thursday, I highlight a book from my TBR cart to see why I picked it up and remind myself what it’s about.
We’re making our way swiftly through the Book of the Month stack of shame portion of my TBR cart, and here we are in the double digits with a few more to go. This week’s featured title is…
The Verifiers by Jane Pek
Claudia is used to disregarding her fractious family’s model-minority expectations: she has no interest in finding either a conventional career or a nice Chinese boy. She’s also used to keeping secrets from them, such as that she prefers girls–and that she’s just been stealth-recruited by Veracity, a referrals-only online-dating detective agency.
A lifelong mystery reader who wrote her senior thesis on Jane Austen, Claudia believes she’s landed her ideal job. But when a client vanishes, Claudia breaks protocol to investigate–and uncovers a maelstrom of personal and corporate deceit. Part literary mystery, part family story, The Verifiers is a clever and incisive examination of how technology shapes our choices, and the nature of romantic love in the digital age.-Bookshop.org synopsis
Why It’s On my TBR
Someone, either a friend or a podcast host, recommended this book to me shortly before it became a Book of the Month selection. So naturally, I picked it for that month. I’m not sure why I didn’t read it right away, but it sat around and I had honestly forgotten what it was about as I don’t think I’ve seen or heard much about the book since that initial recommendation. Re-reading the synopsis, it sounds really good and I think I just bumped it up in the order for what to read soon.
Have you read this one or put it on your TBR? Let me know!