Hi guys! Happy Tuesday and welcome back to my blog! Today I’m going to be sharing with you some of the books I have been reading recently which I have really enjoyed! I have discovered that whilst reading, one of my favourite genre’s is YA but I always gravitate towards storylines which have some kind of mental health element. This is just because it’s something I enjoy and can connect with quite easily. The 3 books I’ll be sharing today are all within that category!
The first book is All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven. I originally read this book many years ago and completely fell in love with it as a teen. But as I’ve grown up, I’ve felt like the book has grown with me too. It’s so easy to connect with the characters and really helps give you a feel as to how the two main characters are feeling. By the end of the book I had completely fallen in love with Violet and definitely wanted to see how the story had developed. One of the most exciting things is that this book will soon be becoming a movie – it’ll be interesting to see how they can match the film to the book!
The next book I absolutely adored was Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman. I went into this book completely blind after I seen so many people rave about it, so I picked it up. I instantly fell in love with the book, it was such a hard hitting book but the story line was absolutely amazing. It was definitely an under dog for me, but every time someone asks me for a book recommendation, I always tell them to read this as I think it’s so diverse!
The final book I have read is Reasons To Stay Alive by Matt Haig. This book sincerely speaks for itself, but for me, it really stuck and helped me understand certain aspects of my mental illnesses. I feel like it’s such a raw and real description of how it can genuinely feel to suffer with a mental illness. This is the type of book that I feel I can pick up over and over again and just read snippets. Some of my favourite quotes are from this book and it’s definitely worth the hype!
I’ve made it my mission in 2020 to try and read a little bit each night, it’s something I enjoy doing but sometimes I don’t make enough time for it. Some of the books which are on my TBR shelf which I’m hoping to get to soon are:
• Carrie by Stephen King
• The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides
• Lullaby by Leïla Slimani
• The Names They Gave Us by Emery Lord
If you want to know more about the books I have mentioned above then be sure to check out our full review over on our YouTube Channel! Don’t forget to let me know your book recommendations as I’m always on the look out for a new read!