Can I just start by saying that IT’S THE WEEKEND… I’ve been waiting for this the whole week!
As usual, Sat just wouldn’t feel like Sat without us doing the Top 5 Sat meme created by the incredibly kind Mandy over at Devouring Books. This week’s topic is: Books with Mental Illness I Want to Read. I have to admit I was a bit challenged by this topic as I can think of books I enjoyed that I’ve already read but it took some research through my TBR to find five I WANT to read.
Here they are:
All the Bright Places and Maybe You Should Talk to Someone have been on my TBR for more than a year now. The first because of its hype and the second because of my (small and not quite achieved) goal last year to read more non-fiction books. They’re still on my TBR this year and hopefully I’ll get around to them soon!
While I’ve read and LOVED Shusterman’s Arc of a Scythe series, I hadn’t realised he had written a book with a deep insight in to mental illness in youth until earlier this month. A quote from Challenger Deep had me adding it to my TBR: “Dead kids are put on pedestals, but mentally ill kids get hidden under the rug.” With an average rating of 4.14 on GR, I’m interested in giving this one a try.
Finding Audrey and Eliza and Her Monsters were added to my TBR last year after reading some positive reviews of them. Eliza and Her Monsters mostly caught my attention with Eliza’s online life and the difference between that and her ‘real life’.
I’ve had Finding Audrey on my shelf for a while now and I have to admit I have a deep interest in stories that portray characters with agoraphobia and severe social anxiety. That said, accuracy and research is absolutely essential for portraying mental illness and it’s not often carried out effectively for my liking. I’m eager and bit apprehensive to read this book.