Books have this way of causing so many emotions inside of a person. What makes a great read?
There are several factors, but for me, a book must inspire me to be a better person or make a change in my life. It helps me make a realization about myself or helps explain to me why I am who I am. It has to make me laugh, or cry, but it always has to cause that spontaneous smile that rips across my face in a sudden instant of contentment and happiness.
I am not going to tell you a synopsis of the book because I am never good at this; I will end up just telling you the whole thing and spoiling the ending. So, instead, I will tell you how each book made me feel and give you an intriguing few lines from the Goodreads excerpt.
Has everything I am interested in if only you knew how deranged my mind is. Well, you can.. read this book. Koethi Zan inspired me in so many ways and this book evoked so many fears inside me. This very book is the reason I hope to one day be a writer. This was her first book and I am waiting for the day that she graces me with another. It doesn’t hurt that she is compared to Gillian Flynn and Laura Lippman (two of my favorite authors).
For the next three years, they are held captive with two other girls in a dungeon-like cellar by a connoisseur of sadism.
1 of 2
This book hits home in ways I am not ready to divulge. Also, this book had the ability to put me into a deep depression while still not being able to pull away. Everyone raves/raved about Gone Girl but I don’t think it was Gillian Flynn’s real hit. Pick up Sharp Objects if you have the time and tell me what you think.
Dogged by her own demons, Camille will have to confront what happened to her years before if she wants to survive this homecoming.
2 of 5
Immediately after finishing this book I went to see if the author had a plethora of other reads for me. She didn’t, so, therefore, I was angry. She has yet to publish another book, and if she never does… well then, that would be a real shame. The book focuses on the issues of family and intolerance of change and those who are unlike yourself.
In this striking literary debut, Carol Rifka Brunt unfolds a moving story of love, grief, and renewal as two lonely people become the unlikeliest of friends and find that sometimes you don’t know you’ve lost someone until you’ve found them.
3 of 5
This book made me cry a lot. It brought out the emotions of loss, anger, and the feeling of unwavering love for someone who has the ability to change your whole life. Have you read it? It upsets me that they are making it into a movie because I know they will never do it justice. I also am a bit upset she wrote a second book Me After You because I feel like there is not more to tell. However, I won’t lie to you in saying that I’m not going to read the sequel because I’m only human and I have to see what happens.
What Will doesn’t know is that Lou is about to burst into his world in a riot of colour. And neither of them knows they’re going to change the other for all time.
4 of 5
Is unlike all of the other books… mainly because it is based on a true story. This book saddened me like no other. I know I said I wasn’t going to give a synopsis but I will say that the book is based on the true facts of the sterilization of the poor and incapable in North Carolina during the 60’s. Read it, thanks.
Jane and Ivy are thrown together and must ask themselves: how can you know what you believe is right, when everyone is telling you it’s wrong?
5 of 5
Read any of these books? Tell me what you thought of them. If you haven’t read them what books have you read that you feel helped cause a change in you?