Anonymous asked: what are your favorite books that you would recommend to someone (like a book that really touches you)?
Ooh, I like this question!
I’m really into classics, so I would have to recommend my two favorite ones: The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald and The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger. I completely fell head over heels for The Great Gatsby because the story and how it’s written are both so beautiful, sad, and haunting. I didn’t swoon over Catcher as much as I did with Gatsby, but something about The Catcher in the Rye really intrigued me. I also think a lot of its aspects are relatable, which I appreciate in a book. It didn’t really hit me how much I liked the book until after I finished it.
As for more contemporary novels.. I really liked Flipped by Wendelin Van Draanen. It’s young adult and it’s a cute little story about a girl, Juli, who has this seemingly everlasting crush on a boy named Bryce. It’s cool because the narration changes per chapter; so you’d get to see Juli’s perspective in one chapter, and Bryce’s in the next. I think I really liked this book because I felt like I could relate to Juli.
Then recently, I finished reading a book called The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender. It’s about knowing more than you should about people. It’s pretty quirky. I found it interesting and I generally liked it, but based on its reviews, it seems like a “hit or miss” sort of thing.
All of these books -besides Flipped- have a tinge of melancholy in them, which is what leaves a lasting impression on me and is something that I really admire in a book.
I hope you find something that sparks your interest! :-)