The Sundays in Bed With… meme, hosted by Midnight Book Girl, dares to ask what book has been in your bed this morning. Come share what book you’ve spent time curled up reading in bed, or which book you wish you had time to read today!
A Room Called Earth by Madeleine Ryan
I added this book to my TBR list probably close to two years ago. I remember seeing a lot of buzz about it because the author is autistic as is the female main character in the story. Now I’m happy to say I finally started reading it. After reading a few fantasy books in a row, I definitely needed a genre change and reset. A ROOM CALLED EARTH is interesting…I’m not quite sure what to say about it yet as I’m a little out of my element here.
I’m almost at the point where the MC meets a man with whom she experiences a connection, as indicated by the synopsis. Right now it’s a lot of inner reflection about various topics. Some of them focus on crystals and energy and such, which isn’t my cup of tea in real life. But thankfully other avenues are explored, like her observations of how people don’t like to be alone or how they feel they need to be competitive.
About the Book
Author: Madeleine Ryan
Age Category: Adult
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publish Date: August 18, 2020
Print Length: 304
An unforgettable story of a fiercely original young woman, whose radical perspective illuminates a new way of being in the world.
As a full moon rises over Melbourne, Australia, a young woman gets ready for a party. And what appears to be an ordinary night out is—through the prism of her singular perspective—extraordinary. As the evening unfolds, each encounter she has reveals the vast discrepancies between what she is thinking and feeling, and what she is able to say. And there’s so much she’d like to say. So when she meets a man and a genuine connection occurs, it’s nothing short of a miracle. However, it isn’t until she invites him home that we come to appreciate the humanity beneath the labels we cling to, and we can grasp the pleasure of what it means to be alive.
The debut novel from the inimitable Madeleine Ryan, A Room Called Earth is a humorous and heartwarming adventure inside the mind of a bright and dynamic woman. This hyper-saturated celebration of love and acceptance, from a neurodiverse writer, is a testament to moving through life without fear, and to opening ourselves up to a new way of relating to one another.