Reminiscing Monday #3: All The Bright Places

Once again i’m here with this section in which i’ll be talking about Books, Shows and Movies i’ve read/seen a while ago but because of reasons i haven’t talked about them in the blog before.

Here i’ll review mostly from the feelings and impressions these left in me back in the day and what i can remember to this day.

And today, i wanna talk to you about:

All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

So, i do realize i’ve already written a review for this book , but to be honest, i felt like 18460392talking about it again, because it’s my favorite book in the world, so i figured ‘what the heck, let’s tak about it again!’.

Last year this book was released, and to be honest i didn’t heard about it until it somehow popped into my tumblr. People were talking about  it and crying, apparently, so i told myself i wouldn’t read it.

But, life it’s funny like that, one day a week or two after reading about the book for the first time i was wondering in one of my favorite bookstores and i saw it waiting for me. Now, you have to understand, normally i don’t find new releases in my neighborhood bookstores, meaning, if the book was released this year, i’ll be finding it maybe next year here. That’s why i buy so many books online…

Anyway, so i saw the book there, in May, only 4 months after release and i felt it was a sign from the universe. Yeah, i do believe in that crap,… sorry about that.

Since i believe in that stuff i knew i had to buy it and i did and started reading it right the moment  i sat in the bus in my way home.

I’m not sure how i knew what will happen in the book, at the end, i cannot remember if i figured it out or it was implied orr i was spoiled on tumblr, but from the very neggining i knew i will be crying like a baby, and to be honest that’s the only reason it took me 4 days to read the book, …. i was crying too much.

The book is so wonderfully written i lost myself in it the moment i started readingit, i loved the main characters and the story that was told, the way it was told and how real it felt. You can see that this book isn’t just a person imagining a story like that, but the author lived through a similar experience.

One of the thingsi liked it’s the way mental illness it’s approached in the book, even if we are never sure what is the real illness one of the characters it’s suffering of, i mean, it’s never really said outloud (if i recall right …. maybe they did say it? omg, i cannot remember right now).

The things i like the most about the book, are the little quotes i still remember even though i read the book only once, the images it left me with, the lovable characters, and the sweet pain if feel whenever i remember the book, like i’ll be trying to explain to someone what the book is about and i may just start crying.

Yes, i have to admit that the book scarred me, i think for life, and i may cry every single time i remember it, but it is a unique experience to have, still remembering and hurting about how wonderful a book is, loving it so much yet not being able to read it again because it’s too painful….

I really hope i’ll be able to read it again someday, because it’s a beautiful book (and i do realize i’m overhypoing it.. sorry, but i really love it).

I think it may have a movie adaptation one day, … according to what the author writes in her page and goodreads blog (which i follow), so i hope at least, if people don’t read the book, one day they’ll get to watch the movie (hoping it’s truthful to the book and as great).

‘Til Next Time 😉

C.

 

T5W: Books with Hard Topics

As always, topics for these entries are taken from the Top 5 Wednesday group on Goodreads . The group was created by Lainey, who you can also follow on Youtube.

Top 5 Wednesday: Books with Hard Topics.

A Monster Calls A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness.

A book about a kid dealing with his mother’s cancer and imminent death, an absent father and bullying at school.

Now that i think about it, this book has so many hard topics in it, no wonder i was crying almost all the time when i was reading it…

 

This Is Where It Ends This Is Where It Ends by Marieke Nijkamp.

This is about a school shooting and why ‘everyone has a reason to fear the boy with the gun’.

This book was difficult to read, mostly because it tells what’s happening in a raw way, anyway, this makes the book a very powerful reading (in my opinion).

 

 

The Fault in Our Stars The Fault In Our Stars by John Green.

Teenagers dealing with cancer, death and what it means to live a meaningful life.

It took me years to be able to actually read this book, the first time i tried i was crying so badly i decided to put it aside, and it sat there waiting for me for about three years.

 

 

The Giver (The Giver Quartet #1) The Giver by Lois Lowry.

Basically, a utopia and all the things that need to be done so the world seems perfect, even though life isn’t nearly as perfect as people may think.

Such an interesting way of showing what a perfect world would actually need to do to stay perfect, i read this baby in one sit, because it was so intense i couldn’t put it down.

 

 

All the Bright Places All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven.

This book deals with grief and mental illness, although it never gives it a particular name ( i think it’s a bipolar disorder), but the way it handles it is so powerful, i don’t have the right words.

The book also deals with some other issues, i won’t tell about because of spoilers, but as i always say, this is my favorite book ever,so i do recommend it, even with all the hard topics it touches.

 

And those are my choices! i know they are pretty known already, i just don’t read much about hard topics because i’m very sensitive and it always makes me cry so i try to stay away from that kind of books… Anyway, which books that deal with hard topic  have you read?!

‘Til Next Time 😉

C.

 

T5W: Books I Was Spoiled For

As always, topics for these entries are taken from the Top 5 Wednesday group on Goodreads . The group was created by Lainey, who you can also follow on Youtube.

T5W: Books I Was Spoiled For (aka; the most annoying thing ever!!!)

5.) Gone GirlGone Girl by Gillian Flynn

I remember hearing about this  book for the first time when i got spoiled for it. I mean…this book and me never got a chance in hell. I blame myself though i spend too much time in tumblr., which means you get spoiled about everything… i’m pretty sure one day they’ll spoil me what’s waiting for us after we die, i just need to be around enough time…

Haven’t read it, not sure if it’s worth it now…

 

 

Looking for Alaska 4.) Looking For Alaska by John Green

Oh my god, i was so angry when i got this book spoiled, i was looking for a summary on the book before picking it up and i found the one web where they compared it to another book i read, making it a huge spoiler. I’m trying to wait a little, i haven’t read it yet… maybe one day the spoiler won’t bother me and i will read it.

 

 

 

Winter (The Lunar Chronicles, #4)3.) Winter by Marissa Meyer

So, i haven’t even started this series, but someone already cared for me to know how it all ends. I mean…really? was it necessary? I’m still convinced i’ll read this series anyway, because it seems so beautiful and it has such great reviews, i just need to find the right time and just marathon all the five/six books there are.

 

 

 

All the Bright Places2.) All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

This is theonly one on the list i read after being spoiled… More like, i read it because of the spoiler. At the time i heard about this book i felt very disappointed by knowing it, but after a while, i started looking for this kind of book so it fitted me well. A wonderful book by the way, if you hadn’t read it yet… what are you waiting for?!

 

 

 

Clockwork Princess (The Infernal Devices, #3)1.) Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare

This one has the most annoying spoiler in the history of books, if you don’t read the books as they were published, even though the books are from two different series, you will eventually get spoiled for the other one.. I mean, i started with The Mortal Instruments, and i didn’t want to read The Infernal Devices before i finished the first one, but by the time i did finished i spoiled TID to myself in such an annoying way i didn’t even read the last book, i don’t care people say the epilogue is the best thing ever, i just don’t.

 

 

Well, those are the books i got spoiled for, 4 out of the 5 i haven’t read, as i said before because knowing so much felt wrong, although i may pick up some of them when time passes and my anger passes… who knows?

What are the books you were spoiled for?!

‘Til Next Time 😉

C.