Hey ya’ll! Sorry I’ve been absent lately. I’m in the biggest reading slump and nothing is breaking me out of it! It’s getting a little ridiculous right now, actually. I originally wasn’t going to do this post because I didn’t think that I had any books to contribute but after reading other people’s posts, I realized I actually do! Yay, fun things!!
I read this book back in high school (which was forever ago) and it really stuck with me. The novel follows a guy named Clay who’s crush Hannah recently committed suicide. A few weeks after her death, he discovers a box from Hannah with 13 cassettes explaining why she decided to end her life — and Clay is one of them. It’s such a heartbreaking story and it’s one I think everyone should read. I think Netflix recently bought the rights to this book.
This is a pretty fucked up book, let’s be real here. It’s about Susie Salmon, a teenager in the 70’s who is raped and killed one afternoon on her way home from school. We follow Susie while she’s in “limbo,” watching over her family as
they grieve their loss, who doesn’t know the full story to her murder. The murderer in this book is creepy and parts of this book just made me feel gross reading it. It seriously is an amazing book. Don’t judge this book on the movie if you’ve seen it. The movie doesn’t give this book justice at all.
I’m sure everyone knows what this book is about by now, given the movie’s huge success during award season. This book is told from the perspective of 5 year old Jack, who has been held captive with his Ma in a room his entire life. We follow their life in Room and also their journey trying to escape from their captor Old Nick. It’s a tough novel to read, but so very worth it. I highly recommend the film, as well. It was beautifully done and faithful to the book. Brie Larson was the absolute perfect choice to play Ma.
Coming from someone who suffers from anxiety, I really enjoyed the way it was handled in this book. I know most will disagree and that’s your opinion. I was able to connect with
Audrey as she tries to control her anxiety and get her life back again. I really loved how she described her brain as a “lizard brain.” Granted, this isn’t by favorite Sophie Kinsella book, but it’s also not bad. It’s a quick read and it just helps you understand what someone with extreme anxiety has to go through on a day-to-day basis.
I just recently read this and the story is still stuck with me. It was such a beautifully haunting story. It follows 4 teenagers with different nationalities as they try to fight for their life and freedom in Germany during World War 2. I couldn’t imagine having to go through what they went through. Or see the things that they had to see. I don’t think I have ever been so heartbroken reading a story before. Maybe it’s because I know that it’s real? The character’s may be fake, but the situations that they went through are real. Mothers really did throw their babies, thinking they were throwing them to safety, only to watch them hit the side of a boat and fall to their death. It was so tough to read but I’m so glad that I did. It really make you grateful for the life you have right now.
Have you read any of these books and agree? Leave a link down below to your T5W posts if you made one! Also, please leave me some book suggestions to help me get out of this damn slump!