Sometimes I want to read serious books, sometimes I'm in the mood for quick reads and sometimes I want a book that changes my perspective on life and makes me cry. Here are some particularly rewarding books that I hope will give you all the feels.
  1. A House In The Sky by Amanda Lindhout
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    This is a book about a woman and her traveling companion getting kidnapped and held hostage. It's a difficult read. It'll break your heart. So important though.
  2. Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
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    Put aside your judgements from the god awful movie. This book is one that fuels my soul. A happy cry book.
  3. Wild by Cheryl Strayed
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    I'm serious. I cry. Every. Fucking. Time. Maybe you've never lost something that hurts so bad you destroy yourself over it but I have. And so has Cheryl. This book is gorgeous and I appreciate Cheryl's willingness to be honest about her struggle. Honesty is hard.
  4. Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion
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    Yes, the zombie book. Shut up. Trust me on this one. It is exquisitely written and it's insulting that people call it the "zombie twilight". It isn't. I promise.
  5. Girls in White Dresses by Jennifer Close
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    This book gave me a deep melancholy that I couldn't shake for days. It follows a group of friends as they leave college and start their lives. It's hard to read because of how true everything rings. The disappointments they feel. The unhappiness they have. But it's real. And I loved it.
  6. Just One series by Gayle Forman
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    (just one day, just one year, just one night) Oh gosh, these books. So lovely. Really redeeming characters that have a unique and beautiful story.
  7. Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close by Jonathon Foer
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    Ugly crying. Really really ugly.
  8. The Fault In Our Stars by John Green
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    I know that this book has become mainstream so you might think that it's overhyped and not give it a chance but PLEASE DO. I'm also 50000 % done with people attacking John Green because he is a self proclaimed feminist and a follower of so many good causes despite the fact that the Internet really wants him to be a villain. He uses his fame for so much good and I really don't want anyone coming at me with anything bad to say. (Looking For Alaska is equally beautiful btw)
  9. A Grief Observed by C.S Lewis
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    This is a very short book but it took me a long time to read because it was unbelievably sad to the point that I had to keep putting it down. It's a worth-it kind of sad though. Lewis writes openly about the grief he feels after his wife dies from cancer. Please read this book. You'll be better for it.
  10. The Perks of Being A Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
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    If you haven't read this already, you should. You really should. I'm endlessly grateful that a librarian pushed it on me when I was in middle school. I've carried it with me ever since.