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.
This is not a real post but a funny picture of what came up side by side on my Pintrest feed. Combines my love of Doctor Who and John Green.
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
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:
- How to Say Goodbye in Robot by Natalie Standiford
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.
This post is just a quick list of the funniest books I have read.
- Wayside School Series by Louis Sachar
- The Twits by Roald Dahl
- 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
- 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
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.