Now that I have some free time, I can get back to blogging! Okay, who else has struggled the same as me with this freebie? It took me a while to come up with my topic. But I think I’ve decided on a good one. 😉
Top Ten Tuesday, originally created by The Broke and the Bookish and now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, is a weekly meme. July’s last prompt is a freebie. I am an advocate for mental health and illnesses. You know I hold them in special regard. So I want to highlight the books that saved me from myself. They’ve come to me when I was down or stumbling in life.
I hope you all love my choices!
Sunshine and Bullets
You need a dark romance for a dark moment in your life, I say. And Coralee offers you that and more. I hesitated with the series, but I found a part of myself when I finished the first book within a day.
Sorcery of Thorns
Since the emotional upheaval in my life, sometimes I can’t get into certain books and fall into slumps much easier. Not with Margaret’s second novel. I jumped right in and couldn’t stop living within each page of this book. I love the worldbuilding and character development.
Sense and Sensibility
I always thought that hiding my troubles was the best solution not to deal with them. But seeing the strength of sisterhood in Sense and Sensibility changed my mind.
This Savage Song
When a novel causes an existential crisis for you, you know you’ve found the right book. The complex, flawed, and morally gray characters are what sets this book apart from the others I’ve read. Understanding what makes you bad and good is deeply engrossing.
I finished Marissa’s debut novel in a day. I rarely accomplish that feat. But I loved reading it. The book made me love science fiction more than I could have imagined. And like Cinder, I accepted all the broken and odd pieces of myself.
I love the family dynamic in this sequel. Leaning on your loved ones is paramount in the healing process. I understood what Lula went through. Death is devastating, and it makes people do horrible acts so they can cope. Lula shows you that but also tells readers redemption is hard yet satisfying.