A not so secret fact about myself is that I am a sucker for emotional narratives. It feels like a good book when my heart is penetrated by emotion and I am left paralysed by long lasting thoughts. Anyone else feel this?
So I thought I would write a post today about the books that did just that and more… evidently I love a bit of sadness and romance.
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green.
Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
After You by Jojo Moyes
My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult
13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
The Life and Death of Charlie St. Cloud by Ben Sherwood
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
Atonement by Ian Mcewan
A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness 9
Lucky for me 9 out of 10 of these books are films (which also BROKE ME and my poor little heart). Come on After You I am here and waiting for a movie version. I need visual closure as well. Each one of these books absolutely ripped my heart out and made me cry pools and pools of tears. I probably could have filled a swimming pool of tear after these books.
Have you read these wonderful books or seen the films?
I live by the fact that you have to read the book first but it is okay if you have not…lets chat.
What books broke you?
Can you recommend any books for me based on these books?
I was tagged by the awesome blog- THE BOOK DETECTIVE to do the Frozen book tag. I have not done a book tag yet, so this is super exciting (I am also currently procrastinating from writing my essay, I have become an awful student)
1.Frozen heart… beautiful! Powerful! Dangerous! Cold! What character do you think of when you hear this description?
I instantly thought of Tom Riddle from the HARRY POTTER (series) by J.K.Rowling due to how enigmatic his character is and because Harry Potter was such a major part of my childhood, whenever I think of a villain within a series , Voldemort always pops into my mind. He was beautiful before dark magic took over him.
Do You Want To Build a Snowman?A character you want to build a snowman with…
I would choose Cather from FANGIRL by Rainbow Rowell because not only could build a snowman, we could also suddenly stop and take part in an emergency dance party. Which would be super fun, right? We would also be able to discuss our love for books and fictional characters. I choose her because I feel like we would have a lot in common.
For the first time in forever…You haven’t been able to read anything in a long time and your TBR pile has been growing larger and larger. What book (of your TBR pile, so no rereads) would you pick?
I would choose I AM THE MESSENGER by Markus Zusak, I am extremely excited to read this because his writing is just exquisite. If you have not read The Book Thief by him yet, you need to because it is incredible, definitely one of those books that stays with you after you have finished it. The Book Thief will also hold a special place within my heart because my favourite English teacher recommended it me and I would pop in a speak to her about books if I walked past her classroom. I am the Messenger has a 4.1 rating out of 5 on Goodreads (click link to see) which is encouraging… . I just hope it doesn’t disappoint.
Love is an open door… With what book or which character (or both!) would love be an open door with it? Or for what book/which character would you close the door?
Character…umm don’t kill me okay but I would have to say Edward Cullen from Twilight because for twelve year old me he was the eptiome of attractiveness and kindness. I always saw his love with Bella as irrevocable which meant a lot me.
or Augustus Waters from TFIOS, I have still not recovered from this book…
Books wise…all of them? okay, if I have to choose one I would say all of the Harry Potter Books. I do not even think I have to explain this…
I do not know what I would choose to close the door…
Let it go…A book or book series you used to love but you let it go.
I would have to stem of my last answer, for years Twilight took over my life and although it still holds a place within my heart I had to let it go. This gave me the freedom to fully appreciate more books so I am glad.
Reindeers Books Are Better Than People… Let’s say you’re tired of people today. What book would you rather spend the day with?
I would choose The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath, The Perks of being a Wallflower or The Fault in Our Stars because both of these are more than just books to me, they connected with me on a deeper level that I thought possible. Although they broke me, the captivating words also changed me and made me appreciate life.
In summer… A book perfect for summer
Umm ANYTHING, this summer I will be reading anything and everything I can get my hands on.
Fixer Upper… A book that’s a bit of a fixer-upper and should be fixed with a little bit of love ?
I would have to say Girl Online by Zoe Sugg, I have watched Zoella on Youtube now for years and I probably hyped this up to myself too much. Perhaps fourteen year old Shan would have preferred it, nineteen year me just wanted more, I really like her blog but this book was just lacking something, As harsh as it sounds, maybe it was originality.
Thank you for reading, I tag everyone who reads this and wants to give it go…