Recently I have become incredibly tired of books that are all centered around romance. It seems like every book, no matter the genre, turns into a romance by the end. This is especially true of young adult books.
Here I have collected some of my favourite books that do not involve a romantic relationship or the relationship is at least in the background to the main story.
Trouble is a Friend of Mine
One of my all time favourite books. This book is about friendship and solving a mystery. The characters are fun, exciting and full of sass.
Robot in the Garden
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.
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