Insomnia Paratus

Insomnia Paratus


Favourite Book Quotes

Whenever I am reading a book, I always bookmark parts that I really love so that I can reread them over again. I mark quotes that are funny or especially meaningful. Sometimes I mark quotes and then when I go back to them I have no idea why I marked them! I think this is like when reading a book has different meanings to you at different times in your life: A quote may have great meaning at the time but not as much later when your mind state has changed.

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Let’s Talk About Mental Illness

In honour of Let’s Talk Day, I am finally posting this list of books involving mental illness. It is even more fitting that this is my first post after a long break due to dealing with a bad depressive episode. I often find myself wanting to read about characters/people who have similar struggles.

The picture I put up is one that I made myself for an art class. It is meant to be an awareness poster for depression. It shows the silence a person (thank you to me friend for being the model) being silenced while a dementor (aka depression) sucks the life out of her. I am not an artist so it is not very polished but I thought it was fitting for this post.

Here is a list of books about some aspect of mental illness:

  • Furiously Happy and Let’s Pretend this Never Happened by Jenny Lawson- Depression and Anxiety

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If You Liked An Abundance of Katherines

A lot of people are big fans of John Green’s “The Fault in Our Stars”. Although I really enjoyed TFIOS, my favourite John Green book is “An Abundance of Katherines”. I love how it is a very different kind of story and not your typical run of the mill love story. I love how nerdy Colin is and how he brings a different kind of perspective to the book.

If, like me, you liked An Abundance of Katherines, then here is a list of books you may also enjoy:


This is one of my new favourite books. I listened to it as an audiobook and the narration was amazing! The new girl in town finds herself befriending the outcast boy. She helps “Ghost Boy” to solve a family mystery. I love that this book is more than a love story and the characters are so real just like in Katherines.

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Laugh Out Loud Funny books

This post is just a quick list of the funniest books I have read.

Children’s Books

  • Wayside School Series by Louis Sachar
  • The Twits by Roald Dahl

Young Adult

  • Anything by Terry Pratchett. Many of his are adult books but my personal favourite is Wee Free Men.
  • The Georgia Nicolson Series by Louise Rennison: The first book is “Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging”
  • Beauty Queens by Libba Bray

Adult Books

  • The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
  • The Hundred Year Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson
  • Both of Jenny Lawson’s books: Let’s Pretend This Never Happened and Furiously Happy
  • Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh

Cat Books

In honour of adopting my new cat, Luna, I thought I would put together a list of books about cats. Turns out I have not read that many books with cats as major characters. However, I still made a list of books where the cat is at least a memorable character. Also, I promise these cats don’t die, because I refuse to read books where any animal is harmed.

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