Last week was a bitch! I have so much to say about the outcome of the election but then nothing to say as well. I almost wrote several different posts since last Wednesday. I was never able to really find the right words to express how I’m feeling.
The hatred I’ve seen on display by so many Americans has been disheartening. I’m scared for the future. And I’m saddened by the division. We all need a lesson on kindness. And we need to realize that you don’t fight intolerance with intolerance.
There’s so much more I can say about my feelings from last week but I won’t. I can imagine that everyone has heard enough already. But I also couldn’t bring myself to go back to writing unimportant posts as if nothing has happened. So I’m going to do something a little different this post.
I promise that I’ll go back to posting rants about adulting being really hard but for now I wanna leave you with this:
When life starts to get overwhelming and scary, you can find solace in books. Here are ten books that I recommend to lose yourself in when your FB newsfeed becomes terrifying.
Harry Potter series by J.K Rowling – If you’ve never read it, read it! If you’ve read it already, read it again!
The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood – This book is terrifying. What makes it so terrifying is how believable it actually is.
Youth in Revolt by C.D. Payne – This is the most ridiculous book I’ve ever read and I mean that in the best way possible.
Matilda by Roald Dahl – The ultimate book for people who love books.
Daughter of Smoke & Bone series by Laini Taylor – I read this book when I was tired of the typical YA trilogies. You should read this book if you’re also tired of the typical YA trilogies.
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline – I have tried, unsuccessfully, to get friends to read this book. Maybe my lovely readers will listen to me.
Geek Love by Katherine Dunn – This book is a mind fuck and I love it.
Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie – Want a crash course on race in America? Read this book.
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon – This book is long but don’t let that stop you; it’s AMAZING! It’s one of those books that you never want to end.
Persuasion by Jane Austen – Everyone is all about Pride and Prejudice but this is my favorite book by Ms. Austen.
Love me some Roald Dahl especially Matil. Another reason to move to Argentina, no Trump. Like EVERYONE dislikes him here. Half the country would never make that mistake hahahaha.
Haha, you’ve given me a lot of reasons to consider moving to Argentina. Sounds like I’d really like it.
Matilda! I’ve read that one so many times. I always thought Miss Honey was soo lovely.
Matilda is my favorite. I can’t get enough of it. I loved the book and the movie since I was younger. I saw the Broadway show earlier this year and I loved that as well.
JD and I read all the Harry Potters aloud – well, I read them aloud to the both of us. And Ready Player One? Awesome! Especially listening to Wil Wheaton read it!
Here’s one for you: Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Jesus’ Childhood Friend by Christopher Moore. OMG, ‘nuf said. 🙂
Thanks for the recommendation. I’ll have to check it out.
Your posts brighten my day! Matilda is hands down one of the best children books out there. Lost myself in that book more times I can count. 😄
Thank you! 🙂 Matilda really is the best. I think I need to reread it again soon.
You seem to have the same taste in books as I do so be sure to read “A Darker Shade of Magic” by V. E. Schwab – It’s the first book in a trilogy. I also love Sabaa Tahir’s first two books in her YA series. You might want to wait until she’s done more books though. I hate waiting for final books to be published *coughcoughGEORGERRMARTINcoughcough*
Ooh thanks for the suggestion. I’ll have to check it out! And I am in the middle of reading the 3rd book from Game of Thrones. I am still hoping that somehow by the time I’m finished, the final book will be published. Wishful thinking.