MHAM: Books About Mental Illness.

Hey there, everyone!

So i was going on with my day when i reazlied that after commenting on the fact that May is Mental Health Awareness Month i haven’t posted anything on the topic.

I know mental illnesses are a very difficult topic to talk and read about because they can trigger a lot of bad feelings, but sometimes we need to read about them, so we can grow from our pain and struggles.

This is why i thought about sharing with you some books which treat the different topics of mental illnesses. Some of them you may have read or heard about but maybe some of them are new to you and they can help you on your struggle or to help/understand a friend.

All the Bright Places

The Fault in Our Stars meets Eleanor and Park in this exhilarating and heart-wrenching love story about a girl who learns to live from a boy who intends to die.

Soon to be a major motion picture starring Elle Fanning!

Theodore Finch is fascinated by death, and he constantly thinks of ways he might kill himself. But each time, something good, no matter how small, stops him.
 
Violet Markey lives for the future, counting the days until graduation, when she can escape her Indiana town and her aching grief in the wake of her sister’s recent death.
 
When Finch and Violet meet on the ledge of the bell tower at school, it’s unclear who saves whom. And when they pair up on a project to discover the “natural wonders” of their state, both Finch and Violet make more important discoveries: It’s only with Violet that Finch can be himself—a weird, funny, live-out-loud guy who’s not such a freak after all. And it’s only with Finch that Violet can forget to count away the days and start living them. But as Violet’s world grows, Finch’s begins to shrink.
 
This is an intense, gripping novel perfect for fans of Jay Asher, Rainbow Rowell, John Green, Gayle Forman, and Jenny Downham from a talented new voice in YA, Jennifer Niven.

Made You Up

Reality, it turns out, is often not what you perceive it to be—sometimes, there really is someone out to get you. Made You Up tells the story of Alex, a high school senior unable to tell the difference between real life and delusion.

Alex fights a daily battle to figure out the difference between reality and delusion. Armed with a take-no-prisoners attitude, her camera, a Magic 8-Ball, and her only ally (her little sister), Alex wages a war against her schizophrenia, determined to stay sane long enough to get into college. She’s pretty optimistic about her chances until classes begin, and she runs into Miles. Didn’t she imagine him? Before she knows it, Alex is making friends, going to parties, falling in love, and experiencing all the usual rites of passage for teenagers. But Alex is used to being crazy. She’s not prepared for normal.

Finding Audrey

Audrey can’t leave the house. she can’t even take off her dark glasses inside the house.

Then her brother’s friend Linus stumbles into her life. With his friendly, orange-slice smile and his funny notes, he starts to entice Audrey out again – well, Starbucks is a start. And with Linus at her side, Audrey feels like she can do the things she’d thought were too scary. Suddenly, finding her way back to the real world seems achievable.

Get Well Soon (Anna Bloom, #1)

Anna Bloom is depressed—so depressed that her parents have committed her to a mental hospital with a bunch of other messed-up teens. Here she meets a roommate with a secret (and a plastic baby), a doctor who focuses way too much on her weight, and a cute, shy boy who just might like her.

But wait! Being trapped in a loony bin isn’t supposed to be about making friends, losing weight, and having a crush, is it?

In her fiction debut, Julie Halpern finds humor in the unlikeliest of places, and presents a character whose voice—and heart—will resonate with all of us who have ever felt just a little bit crazy.

Hold Still

An arresting story about starting over after a friend’s suicide, from a breakthrough new voice in YA fictiondear caitlin, there are so many things that i want so badly to tell you but i just can’t.

Devastating, hopeful, hopeless, playful . . . in words and illustrations, Ingrid left behind a painful farewell in her journal for Caitlin. Now Caitlin is left alone, by loss and by choice, struggling to find renewed hope in the wake of her best friend’s suicide. With the help of family and newfound friends, Caitlin will encounter first love, broaden her horizons, and start to realize that true friendship didn’t die with Ingrid. And the journal which once seemed only to chronicle Ingrid’s descent into depression, becomes the tool by which Caitlin once again reaches out to all those who loved Ingrid–and Caitlin herself.

When We Collided

We are seventeen and shattered and still dancing. We have messy, throbbing hearts, and we are stronger than anyone could ever know…

Jonah never thought a girl like Vivi would come along.

Vivi didn’t know Jonah would light up her world.

Neither of them expected a summer like this…a summer that would rewrite their futures.

In an unflinching story about new love, old wounds, and forces beyond our control, two teens find that when you collide with the right person at just the right time, it will change you forever. 

OCD Love Story

When Bea meets Beck, she knows instantly that he’s her kind of crazy. Sweet, strong, kinda-messed-up Beck understands her like no one else can. He makes her feel almost normal. He makes her feel like she could fall in love again.

But despite her feelings for Beck, Bea can’t stop thinking about someone else: a guy who is gorgeous and magnetic… and has no idea Bea even exists. But Bea knows a lot about him. She spends a lot of time watching him. She has a journal full of notes. Some might even say she’s obsessed.

Bea tells herself she’s got it all under control. But this isn’t a choice, it’s a compulsion. The truth is, she’s breaking down…and she might end up breaking her own heart.

We Are the Ants

From the author of The Five Stages of Andrew Brawley comes a brand-new novel about a teenage boy who must decide whether or not the world is worth saving.

Henry Denton has spent years being periodically abducted by aliens. Then the aliens give him an ultimatum: The world will end in 144 days, and all Henry has to do to stop it is push a big red button.

Only he isn’t sure he wants to.

After all, life hasn’t been great for Henry. His mom is a struggling waitress held together by a thin layer of cigarette smoke. His brother is a jobless dropout who just knocked someone up. His grandmother is slowly losing herself to Alzheimer’s. And Henry is still dealing with the grief of his boyfriend’s suicide last year.

Wiping the slate clean sounds like a pretty good choice to him.

But Henry is a scientist first, and facing the question thoroughly and logically, he begins to look for pros and cons: in the bully who is his perpetual one-night stand, in the best friend who betrayed him, in the brilliant and mysterious boy who walked into the wrong class. Weighing the pain and the joy that surrounds him, Henry is left with the ultimate choice: push the button and save the planet and everyone on it…or let the world—and his pain—be destroyed forever.

Jerkbait

Even though they’re identical, Tristan isn’t close to his twin Robbie at all—until Robbie tries to kill himself.

Forced to share a room to prevent Robbie from hurting himself, the brothers begin to feel the weight of each other’s lives on the ice, and off. Tristan starts seeing his twin not as a hockey star whose shadow Tristan can’t escape, but a struggling gay teen terrified about coming out in the professional sports world. Robbie’s future in the NHL is plagued by anxiety and the mounting pressure from their dad, coach, and scouts, while Tristan desperately fights to create his own future, not as a hockey player but a musical theatre performer.

As their season progresses and friends turn out to be enemies, Robbie finds solace in an online stranger known only as “Jimmy2416.” Between keeping Robbie’s secret and saving him from taking his life, Tristan is given the final call: sacrifice his dream for a brother he barely knows, or pursue his own path. How far is Robbie willing to go—and more importantly, how far is Tristan willing to go to help him?

Highly Illogical Behavior

Sixteen-year-old Solomon is agoraphobic. He hasn’t left the house in three years, which is fine by him.

Ambitious Lisa desperately wants to get into the second-best psychology program for college (she’s being realistic). But is ambition alone enough to get her in?

Enter Lisa.

Determined to “fix” Sol, Lisa steps into his world, along with her charming boyfriend, Clark, and soon the three form an unexpected bond. But, as Lisa learns more about Sol and he and Clark grow closer and closer, the walls they’ve built around themselves start to collapse and their friendships threaten to do the same.

More Happy Than Not

Part Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, part Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, Adam Silvera’s extraordinary debut confronts race, class, and sexuality during one charged near-future summer in the Bronx.

Sixteen-year-old Aaron Soto is struggling to find happiness after a family tragedy leaves him reeling. He’s slowly remembering what happiness might feel like this summer with the support of his girlfriend Genevieve, but it’s his new best friend, Thomas, who really gets Aaron to open up about his past and confront his future.

As Thomas and Aaron get closer, Aaron discovers things about himself that threaten to shatter his newfound contentment. A revolutionary memory-alteration procedure, courtesy of the Leteo Institute, might be the way to straighten himself out. But what if it means forgetting who he truly is?

Playlist for the Dead

A moving, poignant, compelling YA debut, as a 15-year-old boy struggles to understand his best friend’s suicide through the list of songs he leaves behind.

Here’s what Sam knows: There was a party. There was a fight. The next morning, his best friend, Hayden, was dead. And all he left Sam was a playlist of songs, and a suicide note: For Sam – listen and you’ll understand.

As he listens to song after song, Sam tries to face up to what happened the night Hayden killed himself. But it’s only by taking out his earbuds and opening his eyes to the people around him that he will finally be able to piece together his best friend’s story. And maybe have a chance to change his own.

Part mystery, part love story, and part coming-of-age tale in the vein of Stephen Chbosky’s The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Playlist for the Dead is an honest and gut-wrenching first novel about loss, rage, what it feels like to outgrow a friendship that’s always defined you – and the struggle to redefine yourself.

The Shock of the Fall

WINNER OF THE COSTA BOOK OF THE YEAR 2013

‘I’ll tell you what happened because it will be a good way to introduce my brother. His name’s Simon. I think you’re going to like him. I really do. But in a couple of pages he’ll be dead. And he was never the same after that.’

Debut novel about one man’s descent into mental illness, following the death of his brother in childhood. Filer is a mental health nurse with a unique and startling insight into mental illness, and this book highlights a much-neglected subject.

Challenger Deep

Caden Bosch is on a ship that’s headed for the deepest point on Earth: Challenger Deep, the southern part of the Marianas Trench.

Caden Bosch is a brilliant high school student whose friends are starting to notice his odd behaviour.

Caden Bosch is designated the ship’s artist in residence to document the journey with images.

Caden Bosch pretends to join the school track team but spends his days walking for miles, absorbed by the thoughts in his head.

Caden Bosch is split between his allegiance to the captain and the allure of mutiny.

Caden Bosch is torn.

Turtles All the Way Down

It all begins with a fugitive billionaire and the promise of a cash reward. Turtles All the Way Down is about lifelong friendship, the intimacy of an unexpected reunion, Star Wars fan fiction, and tuatara. But at its heart is Aza Holmes, a young woman navigating daily existence within the ever-tightening spiral of her own thoughts.

In his long-awaited return, John Green shares Aza’s story with shattering, unflinching clarity.

These are only some books which touch the mental health topic, you can just do a little search and find a lot more. Mental health is an important issue, and we deserve and need to give the people who need help. Maybe not ourselves, because we may not understand much about the topic but we own the people who need the help (myself included) to help them seek for the people who can help them get through.

Please, if you see someone in distress or if you yourself are feeling it, seek and ask for the right people for help ♥

Favorite Books I Never Talk About

When i talk about books i love, i always talk about the same ones. I’ve realized this not long ago and because of that i wanted to get a shout out to the rest of the books i adore with all my heart and never give them the space they deserve. Obviously there are more books that may be on a favorite standard, but either i can recalled them this moment or i just talked about them before.

The Catcher in the Rye

Yes, i do realize having this book as a favorite is a cliche. Still, i remember reading it when i was in high school and really feeling connected to Holden. There was something different about him than any other character i’ve ever read about and so i used to call him my literary boyfriend, thinking on how we would run away together. It’s been a while since i last read the book and i can’t remember if he wanted to go east or west (i think east), but i used to write him letters every week.

Catch-22

This book changed my life and the way i write fiction. I remember the death of Snowden in the book as if i read it yeasterday. The way this book describes things, it just changed me forever. I loved the main character, and i loved the fact that his crewmate was dead in the tent and nobody cared. Like, honestly, what is this book. Can i tattoo everything on my skin, i wish i had this book on my body.

Fahrenheit 451

The book i wish i could remember by heart. If you know what i mean. At first i didn’t like this book, but by the end i was so engaged i couldn’t stop reading it. Such a remarkable book. I have scenes marked in my brain, i think i’ll never forget them.

1984

I own the same edition. I remember reading it in spanish for the first time, and how i started to talk the same way the characters did while i was reading it. I had many expectation for O’Brein, but i guess back then i wasn’t that good catching up what was gonna happen. Now it’s much easier. Another book i wish i could tattoo on my skin. Amazing book.

Flowers for Algernon

When i read this book i happened to meet a person with the same characteristics as the main character which made the experience even more interesting. Obviously the person i knew didn’t went through the treatment as the main character (Charlie) did, but he began in the same place as the person i met. It was interesting because i could see their behavior and understood more the story Charlie was going through, or so i felt.

Manuscript Found in Accra

I haven’t read much by Paulo Coelho, but this is my favorite book by him. By far the most eye opener of them all, i enjoy it so much, i love the quotes i took from it, i still think about them a lot. Still, not one of my favorite authors, i think he is pretty overrated. I know i’m being ridiculous because i keep reading his books after not liking them, but one was worth it, maybe there’s another gem out there.

I'm Thinking of Ending Things

Sometimes when i’m stressed out i like to repeat a song, a word, a phrase. I’m thinking of ending things is one of those lines i like to repeat to myself when i’m feeling anxiety. For some reason after a while it helps me get trhough the difficult time. Now, the book was the most unexpected book i’ve read in a very long time, and i adored it when i read it. Still one of my favorites.

We Have Always Lived in the Castle

Somedays i can’t stop myself from thinking about this book. It was just so eerie, i adored it. I don’t have muh to say about it, i just, felt to conected to the characters i couldn’t stop reading once i started i finished it in one sit. Remarkable and unforgettable, the story of these two sisters and what happens in this house will live with me forever.

That’s it! these are some of my favorite books, it’s a shame i don’t speak about them enough so i wanted you to know how much i love them! Do you have any books you really love but you feel like you don’t speak about them enough? Leave your comment down below!

Books I Really Need To Reread

Hey there you guys! The other day I was watching a tv show when one of the actors really reminded me of a character from a book i read a few years ago, and i got so hyped about it, imagining him playing the part. The problem was i couldn´t really remember what or how things happen exactly on the book, so i thought to myself i just need to reread the book, which lend me into a rabbit hole of books i think i need to reread, because i don´t remember them or miss them too much.

Anyway, i wanted to show you some of the books I have planned to reread, even though i don´t know when will it happen.

Little Women

I remember this was one of the first books i read in my life, and the last movie i saw on the cinema before the lockdowns started. I think i may have read it twice, but i don´t remember it well enough. I´m just waiting a little until my brain forgets a bit of the movie before I reread it. I want to use my own imagination for the characters, not the actors from the movie.

The Darkest Part of the Forest

For my life, i can´t remember almost anything that happens in this book. I remember something about a sleeping elf prince? something like that? I don’t really know. I just remember it stayed with me for a long while when i read it and i want to feel that feeling again.

Ziggy, Stardust and Me

I do remember part of this book, and i remember it made me sad at some parts, but hey! it is okay to be sad some times. I think I may even remember the name of the main characters, Jonathan and Web. I read this book at a time i wasn’t reading much but i devour it. I really loved it and i really want to read it again and see if i feel the same about it as i did the first time.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

The other day i was writing the review for Felix Ever After and i was surprised i remembered so many quotes fro this book. It’s been a long while since i read it or watched the movie, but it still has a place in my heart. The thing is i wonder if it’d stay the same if i reread it. I think it would, but i need to do it to really find out. It was one of the first books i read in English and not for class.

Beautiful Creatures (Caster Chronicles, #1)

This is a difficult one. I remember the four books of the series, but i miss the characters so much. The problem is that they are four books and i wanna reread them all, which i don’t know if i would have the time to do right now. I was obsessed with Lena & Ethan, they were so cute together, it’s a shame the movie wasn’t good. Meh, i may read it at some point, i really miss Gatlin.

Half Bad (The Half Bad Trilogy, #1)

I have no words for this trilogy. Leave me be. I just need to reread it at some point so i can get over it and move pass it, but right now i don’t have the strengh to accept that ending again.

Flowers for Algernon

This is one of the saddest books i read and for that, i don’t know if i could reread it. But it was such a good book, i loved it so so much when i read it i really feel it deserves a reread even knowing the ending. Oh, that ending.

Fangirl

Last but not least, one of my favorites. It’s been such a long time since i read it. I think it’s time to go back to it, to see Cath and Levi. I remember this book, i also read the manga that came out last year, but it’s not the same. And yes, i know i need to read Wayward Son, but this is different. Fangirl was one of the first YA books i read when i was going back to reading. I miss it.

What are some of the books you want to reread? Leave your comment down below!

January 4th.

On this very day six years ago this little kid (at heart) was making her first post on this blog.

I don’t remember much about it, and looking on my old post i clearly had nothing to talk about. I just wanted a place to call mine. And so i opened this little blog, without any expectations.

For some reason i decided the url would be booksxorxmisery. When decided this, i was just recycling the name of a song from Fall Out Boy i liked, The Music or The Misery so now you know the meaning behind the name of the url itself…

the main idea was to review books, series and stuff [- from my very first post].

I didn’t remember this was the idea i had at the beginning, i thought i was just doing this to have a place to rant about life, but looking back at my very old posts, i was here for the reason i still am.

It’s weird to see my old posts, i don’t remember writing them but you can clearly see i was miserable at my job, and my only happiness were books. Which gives a lot of meaning to the url of the blog itself. Wow, i may be a freaking genius without even realizing it.

I don’t recommend going back in time on my blog, it’s full of sad thoughts and difficult times. But i won’t put them on private, because that’s who i was at the moment, and i want it to be rememebered… mostly by me.

To be honest there’s only one post I put on private since i started this blog, one about a very controversial book in which i recieved a very bad comment so i decided it was not worth it.

It’s weird, although my blog was about reviews, i didn’t start them until June that year. The first book i reviewed was a forever favorite; All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven. Which makes a lot of sense since i loved the book so much, it meant and means so much to me.

But before that, i complained about people making remarks about my accent, being depressed, hating my job, Digimon and other stuff that i cannot believe i was willing to talk about. Like, what was i thinking when i posted all that? Who would care? I guess, just me. I’m the one going back these days and looking at what i used to write… things, strange things about how i wanted to stop going to work and the things i imagined while i was there.

I don’t understand myself.

Life on the internet is weird, most of us will be here without leaving a real print. I mean, i am leaving my print because i’m publishing all this stuff but nobody cares. I know i’m talking to myself. And now i’ve been doing it for six years! So congratulations, Clemence! You made it!

Now, talking seriusly… i love this blog, and i now i come and go a lot, but i’m hoping i’ll be able to stay for a very long time and not go away anymore.

I guess, over all this nonsense what i’m trying to say is HAPPY ANNIVERSARY Dreamed Worlds, You have been a dream come true, i enjoy your company and working with you, on you, for you.

Monthly Wrap Up| November 2020

Another month is over, and thank god we are almost finishing 2020… i’m so done with this year!

Now, let’s see how this month went!

Books I had on my TBR i read:

Other books I read:

Reviews I Posted:

WWW Wednesday posts:

WWW Wednesday | November 11th, 2020

WWW Wednesday | November 18th, 2020

WWW Wednesday| November 25th, 2020

Other posts:

November’s TBR

November’s most anticipated books

Books I’d Want To Read Again For The First Time

Most Read Authors

Thoughts on Thursday: The SPN experience

Authors I Want To Read More From

Authors I Want To Read More From.

WE all have favorite authors we read a ton of book written by… as i previously talked about (you can find my post here). But we also have a lot of authors we read maybe once or twice and totally loved, though we haven’t had the time to read anything by them again….

Following this i came up with the idea of looking for authors i would want to read from again because i love the way the write, their ideas for books, their talent, their back story… it could be anything, really.

So, today i bring you the list of my top 10 authors i want to read more books from.

(In no specific order):

Rainbow Rowell: I know i read a few books from her (more than two) but i absolutely love her style and the stories she has to tell. I loved her from the very first book i read by her, Fangirl. And had never disappointed me, yet.

David Levithan: I love him, i absolutely adore his trilogy of Every Day and i really want to read more books by him. He is such an inspiration to me, i met him once in a book signing and he was so humble and got really happy when i told him i flew all the way there to meet him.

Nina LaCour: This author writes like if writing was silk and she was making the most wonderful kind of cloth. I read two books by her and she brings me to tears just by writing HI.

Stephen King: The master of horror. I really want to enter his universe of writing and enjoy it as much as possible.

Angie Thomas: I will never forget the first time i read The Hate You Give. I cried so badly, even with the movie. I just, i adored the book and she seems like she has so many important things to say, i’m looking forward to reading more books by her.

Nic Stone: I read Dear Martin and it brought me to tears so many times. I already bought Dear Justyce and i hope to read it ASAP. She brings so much heart to her work, it is AMAZING.

Jennifer Niven: I love this woman. She is my inspiration to being here today. I love her books, the way she is, how she calls her fans Lovelies, everything. I recently purchased her new book Breathless and she made me a video thanking me for buying it and for loving her work and i cried for days.

Shaun David Hutchinson: This person has one of the most interesting minds i’ve read. He has so many dfferent ideas for books and he writes so wonderfully. I absolutely adore his work and i hope to read much much more.

Haruki Murakami: Did i tell you i own all his books? I own them all… I haven’t read them all yet, but this man has amazing talent and i love his books to pieces. I read about four of them and i can’t get enough of his writing style.

Ann Brashares: I read one book by her My Name Is Memory and is one of my favorite of all times, i remember so many quotes, like Nina LaCour the way she wrote that book was magnficent and i can’t wait to get my hands on more books by her.

And those are my favorites!

What are some authors you are wanting to read more from? Leave your comment down below!

Happy Readings!

Most Read Authors

We all have our favorites, we all have read way many books by… so, thinking of it i decided to go to my goodreads list and check out for real who are the authors i read the most from.

So, here we are… my top 7 most read authors of all time:

8. Haruki Murakami (4 books): I gotta admit i thought i read more book by him since i own all of them, but i guess i have a way to go with him.. obviously i’ll keep reading them since he has a magnific way of expressing himself and the stories he writes are just AMAZING. A great author for those looking for something more adult than YA. (yeah, i know i said top 7 but he is too important to me, ok?)

7. Neil Gaiman & Rainbow Rowell & Seanan McGuire(5 books by each): Just put an epigraphy on my tumb about how much i love them. I think they are all so extremely talented, there wasn’t a book by them i read i didn’t like. Will i read more book by them? ABSOLUTELY.

6. Harlan Coben & Richelle Mead (6 books by each): Harlan was my comeback to reading back in the day, so i still love him and one of my all time favorite books was written by him (Gone for Good). I don’t know if i’ll ever read another book by him though since they are all sort of the same after a while… as or Richelle i LOVED Vampire Academy (Christian Ozera i mean… literary boyfriend) but i’m not there anymore, i grew up and i’m not sure it is the kind of writing for me anymore.

5. Stephenie Meyer (6.5 book): Yeah, i read Twilight and i loved it back in the day… yeah i tried reading Midnight Sun (i just had to, okay?) and it was too cringey for me so … understandng now how problematic she is i don’t believe i will be reading any more books by her.

4. Patrick Ness and Stephen King (7 books by each): Patrick Ness is one of my favorite authors of all time, Stephen King is really interesting and i love some of his books (i read) a lot. Obviously i’ll be reading Patrcik’s books for a while, he is amazing – The Rest Of Us Just Live Here & More Than This? ABSOLUTE favorites. About King is more complicated, i guess i’ll read some more, starting with The Institute.

3. J. K. Rowling (10 books): I only read the Harry Potter series and the first three companions… i’m not that interested in the now HUGE universe of HP… and seeing how problematic the author is, i’m pretty sure i won’t be reading any more books by her.

2. Cassandra Clare (16 books): The shadowhunter chronicles are way too many books… i haven’t been reading for a while so i put them aside until i catch up with other readings but i love this world and the characters so i will be coming back for more. Also, i own almost every book so, why not?

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  1. Rick Riordan (19 books): I started reading Percy Jackson when they started to come out and have been reading everything he published uo until the Trails of Apollo, mostly because after so many books i got a little tired… but i guess i’ll finish them too eventually. My favorites were the Magnus Chase and The Kane Chronicles though, maybe because those were just trilogies and they left you wanting more, not like the Pery Jackson series that felt…. neverending, though i understand this one was the last. I think he did something and became problematic? I’m not very sure, but if you know what happened with him let me know.

What are your most read authors? Leave your comment down below!

Books I’d Want To Read Again For The First Time.

Some books were made to read a thousand times. You know, those books you totally adore and you read over and over, and some other, althought not always, are made for the plot twist.

Sure, you can reread a book that has a massive plot twist again and look for all the foreshadowing leading to that moment (i’m looking at you We were liars) but it’s not the same, at least for me.

So, while thinking about More Happy Than Not (by the amazing Adam Silvera), the other day, i thought to myself… If I had the oportunity to erase my memory of a book, which books would i want to have the ability to reread for the first time?

It’s not an easy question… not because i’ve read that many books, but because there are those i don’t mind rereading them knowing what is going to happen, actually i’m mostly looking forward to it.

So, what are actually the books i would want to reread for the first time… and why?

Daddy Long Legs by Jean Webster

I know, i know… this is not a “mystery” book, but not knowing who is Jerusha’s Daddy-Long-Legs is actually quite a mystery on the book. I remember the mindblown i got the first time my sister finished reading the book to me… i was… i could not believe it (well, i was 8 or 9). I wish i could try to resolve it again at my age, see if i could figure out the truth… I still enjoy the foreshadowing. This is a book i still read and read… and it’s one of my favorites of all time.

Simon Vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

Another one of my favorite books of all time… I wish i could go back and rediscover who Blue was. I remember i got it the day it came out and i loved it so much i just couldn’t put it down and i tried and tried to figure out who Blue was but i did not discover it myself. I wish i could go back and try again.

Gone For Good by Harlan Coben

Before i got into YA, i was a huge fan of thrillers. My favorite author back then was Harlan Coben and i read all the book that were out back then. Until i realized they all were pretty much the same. But this ne stuck with me and i really love it. I wish i could go back before the massive plot twist.

I’m thinking of ending things by Iain Reid

A book that had me guessing and guessing all the time i was reading it… i wish i could go back and try again to understand what the heck was happening, i did figure it out but just before it was revelead in the book.

Half Lost by Sally Green

The book i wish i never read, period. Don’t get me wrong i absolutely ADORE this trilogy, Half Life, but i was not ready, nor will ever be for that ending, okay? Can all the people who read it agree that never happened? This book never came out. (i love this book so much i have more than one copy of it).

My sister’s keeper by Jodi Picoult

Last but not least … this book. Okay so much happens in this book, i could never reread it without knowing… i wish i could erase my meory of it and read it again for the first time because so many powerful plot twist. If you haven’t read it yet and you don’t have a problem wth books making you vry you should give it a try.

What are the books you wish you could read for the first time again? Leave your answers and comments down below!

Happy readings!

November’s most anticipated books

Ready Player Two (Ready Player One, #2)

READY PLAYER TWO BY ERNEST CLINE

Release date: November 24th

Days after Oasis founder James Halliday’s contest, Wade Watts makes a discovery that changes everything. Hidden within Halliday’s vault, waiting for his heir to find, lies a technological advancement that will once again change the world and make the Oasis a thousand times more wondrous, and addictive, than even Wade dreamed possible. With it comes a new riddle and a new quest. A last Easter egg from Halliday, hinting at a mysterious prize. And an unexpected, impossibly powerful, and dangerous new rival awaits, one who will kill millions to get what he wants. Wade’s life and the future of the Oasis are again at stake, but this time the fate of humanity also hangs in the balance.

[I’m really curious about this book, i loved READY PLAYER ONE so much, but then i didn’t enjoy the author’s second book as much, but since i loved the first one so much i’m completely willing to give this a try.]

Instant Karma

INSTANT KARMA BY MARISSA MEYER

Release date: November 3rd

Chronic overachiever Prudence Daniels is always quick to cast judgment on the lazy, rude, and arrogant residents of her coastal town. Her dreams of karmic justice are fulfilled when, after a night out with her friends, she wakes up with the sudden ability to cast instant karma on those around her. Pru giddily makes use of the power, punishing everyone from public vandals to karaoke hecklers, but there is one person on whom her powers consistently backfire: Quint Erickson, her slacker of a lab partner and all-around mortal enemy. Soon, Pru begins to uncover truths about Quint, her peers, and even herself that reveal how thin the line is between virtue and vanity, generosity and greed . . . love and hate.

[I only read the Lunar Chronicles by the author and i loved it, i’m really looking forward to read a ontemporary book written by Marissa Meyer, it sounds funny and easy going and lovely. I already purchased it.]

Here the Whole Time

HERE THE WHOLE TIME BY VITOR MARTINS

Release date: November 10th

What would you do if you had to spend the next 15 days with your lifelong crush?

Felipe gets it — he’s fat. Not chubby. Not big-boned. Fat. And he doesn’t need anyone to remind him, which is, of course, what everyone does. That’s why he’s been waiting for this moment ever since the school year began: school break. Finally, he’ll be able to spend some time far away from school and the classmates who tease him incessantly. His plans include catching up on his favorite TV shows, finishing his to-be-read pile, and watching YouTube tutorials on skills he’ll never actually put into practice.

But things get a little out of hand when Felipe’s mom informs him that Caio, the neighbor kid from apartment 57, will be spending the next 15 days with them while his parents are on vacation. Felipe is distraught because A) he’s had a crush on Caio since, well, forever, and B) Felipe has a list of body image insecurities and absolutely NO idea how he’s going to entertain his neighbor for two full weeks.

Suddenly, the days ahead of him that once promised rest and relaxation (not to mention some epic Netflix bingeing) end up bringing a whirlwind of feelings, forcing Felipe to dive head-first into every unresolved issue he has had with himself — but maybe, just maybe, he’ll manage to win over Caio, too.

[I just… as i read the summary i knew i needed to read this for some reason, i’m really looking forward to it.]

This Is Not a Ghost Story

THIS IS NOT A GHOST STORY BY ANDREA PORTES

Release date: November 17th

Daffodil Franklin has plans for a quiet summer before her freshman year at college, and luckily, she’s found the job that can give her just that: housesitting a mansionfor a wealthy couple.

But as the summer progresses and shadows lengthen, Daffodil comes to realize the house is more than it appears. The spacious home seems to close in on her, and as she takes the long road into town, she feels eyes on her the entire way, and something tugging her back.

What Daffodil doesn’t yet realize is that her job comes with a steep price. The house has a long-ago grudge it needs to settle . . . and Daffodil is the key to settling it.

[This is exactly the kind of book i was looking for halloween, well, i hope i don’t have to wait until next halloween to read it!]

Serena Says

SERENA SAYS BY TANITA S. DAVIS

Release date: November 3rd

JC shines like a 4th of July sparkler. She has the best ideas, the biggest, funniest laugh, and the party starts when she arrives. Serena St. John is proud to be known as her best friend.

Everything changes when JC returns from the hospital with a new kidney—and a new best friend. Out of the spotlight of JC’s friendship, suddenly things aren’t quite so sparkly in Serena’s world.

Lonely Serena works on perfecting her vlogs, hoping to earn a shot at becoming a classroom reporter. If she can be smart and funny on video, why can’t she manage that in real life? If only she could always pause, edit, or delete conversations. It would be so much easier to say the right thing at the right time . . . instead of not saying what she should, or, even worse, blurting out a secret that wasn’t hers to share.

Life doesn’t have a pause button—but as Serena discovers her voice through vlogging, she learns that she’s not just there to reflect JC’s light—she’s fully capable of shining on her own.

[This looks as a touching, very beautiful book, and i hope i get to it asap!]