One of the best things to do in the winter time is crawl up by the fire with a cozy blanket and a good book! Not only are you staying warm during this freezing weather, but you are occupying your time in the best way possible. Check out some of my favorite novels that have the best heart- wrenching stories that will leave you either smiling or astounded.
All the Bright Places
It was hard for me to find the words to describe this book because it left me speechless yet so full of emotion. Jennifer Niven did an outstanding job of bringing Theodore Finch and Violet Markey to life through their relatable and personable story. You will be so captivated by their rollercoaster of a journey that you will not be able to put this novel down. All the Bright Places definitely changed the way I look at the world and will stay with me forever so go check it out!
Hint: Keep an eye out because you may see it on the big screen soon.
This novel was quirky, heartwarming, and funny which is what made it so desirable. Sophie Kinsella takes the serious topic of mental health and created a lighthearted outlook on the subject, rather than a negative one. By Sophie doing so, I felt like I could relate to the main character, Audrey, and truly enjoy her journey throughout the novel. A look inside Audrey’s brain will give you clarity in certain situations that you thought you were alone in. I highly recommend this book if you are looking to become inspired, improve yourself, and have a good laugh!
It’s Kind of a Funny Story
We all want to succeed in life, but sometimes we push ourselves too hard. It’s Kind of a Funny Story exemplifies how students are put under so much pressure in school that it becomes unbearable. Ned Vizzini creates the character Greg Gilner who completely loses touch with reality because of the pressure from school, but then finds a remarkable way to overcome the stress. I am so glad I found this book because having looked inside Greg’s mind showed me that sometimes you need to hit a really low point in your life to appreciate the highs. This is such a remarkable novel that once you start reading it you won’t be able to put it down!
The Last Time We Say Goodbye
Every page you turn in this novel will leave your heart fluttering. Cynthia Hand created an intense story that goes from wonderful to dangerously heartbreaking. I must say The Last Time We Say Goodbye is a book that will make you feel heartache, but will also have you find the beauty in the deepest places of this story.