In the middle of high school, I began reading non stop. It was the perfect way to get away from the pressures of everyday life and get into someone else’s ideas and stories. I’m mostly a fiction kinda girl, but non fiction books ca be the most interesting some times! Here are a few books I’m hoping to get my hands on ASAP:
While I am not the biggest fan of poetry, I have a hunch that this is the book that will change that. I have heard so many good things about Milk and Honey and am dying to get my hands on it. Essentially, it’s a book filled with poetry about survival split up into 4 chapters, each dealing with a different topic. It deals with the experience of violence, abuse, love, loss and femininity. Topics everyone could benefit from exploring!
Okay I’m not going to lie to you guys and say that I haven’t read this book, but I’d happily read it again! This story by Jennifer Niven (I love her) follows a suicidal Theodore Finch. I think that everyone can learn something from this book, whether it be how people with metal illnesses may feel, how others react to it or how it effects people when a loved one passes away. All the Bright Places is definitely one of top 5 books!
I recently saw the trailer for this movie- it reminded me to read the book first! I absolutely can never ever watch the movie and then read the book! I heard about this book a while ago, but have always forgotten to order it. I’m sure we’ll all learn something about accepting everyone as friends regardless of their physical appearance. Get This one before the movie spoils it!!
The blurb of this book alone was enough to convince me that I need it! In todays fast paced world with so many opportunities, it’s easy to say “I’ll do it tomorrow”. I think we all do that sometimes and this book will be a great reminder to live in the now!
Okay I saw the TEDx talk that this book was based on and loved it! Chimamanda brilliantly explains feminism in a modern context and all the misconceptions surrounding it. She talks about the little things that women experience but men don’t notice. If you want to get a taste of the book, I highly suggest you watch this Ted talk and if you like it, get the book!