During high school I was a complete bookworm – you wouldn’t have seen me without a book in my hand and boy was I a part of MANY fandoms. Once I started working I just didn’t read as much and I would love to start reading a lot again. I have, however, read some books that have either made me emotional or that I just really enjoyed and want to share with you. 🙂
The first ‘adult’ book I read was by Cecilia Ahern and it is called The Time of My Life (like the song).
This book is about Lucy Silchester, a young woman who has been too focused on others in her life and their lives that she hasn’t really lived hers. She started weaving a little web of lives and they’ve kind of gotten out of hand. She then receives an invitation for a meeting with ‘life’ – who turns out to be a kindly, rather run-down man in an old suit. He is determined to get Lucy’s life back on track and won’t give up easily.
The story opened my eyes a little and made me question my own life and what lies I’ve perhaps told or if I’m doing the things I love. The ending had me in tears and I highly recommend it if you haven’t already read it.
The next book on the list is by Denis Theriault and is called The Peculiar Life of a Lonely Postman.
This book was… strange but in a good way. There were parts where I was like… that can’t be legal or allowed but it was a deep read that I did get emotional over.
This story is about a man called Bilodo who has been opening letters between a woman and her lover. He’s been opening them by steaming them and what not so that he can re-seal them and send them on their way. One letter he opens contains a beautiful haiku and he finds himself avidly caught up in their relationship and takes it too far – but I shall not spoil the story for you – you really need to experience it for yourself! 😀
Thirdly, we have a book by Emily Barr called The One Memory of Flora Banks.
This is an emotional and beautiful (and motivational) story about a girl named Flora Banks. Flora has amnesia and can’t remember anything day-to-day. From jokes she made with friends the previous day all the way to her age and name. One night, she kisses a boy and remembers it the next day which excites her and make her believe that this boy is special and important. It’s the first time she’s remembered anything since she was ten. But he moves away to another country… she decides to go after him.
This made me cry on multiple accounts and I felt very protective and sympathetic of Flora and I’m sure you will too!
Finally, we have a book by Jenny T. Colgan called Resistance is Futile.
Although this book had some emotional moments, I enjoyed it more for it’s fun and comedy as well as it’s uniqueness. I, personally, have never read a book like this one. Again, this story was strange and peculiar in a good way.
Oh! I would also like to warn you that there is a very bizarre inter-species sex scene in this which had one of my brows raised and a ‘what the hell did I just read’ look on my face – if that doesn’t sell it then…. xD
This story is about a young woman named Connie – who is smart, funny but a goofball when it comes to love. She’s a mathematician and gets called in on a secret, code-breaking project with a bunch of characters – one of whom is Luke, who she just can’t work out (and there’s a very good reason why).
So there we have it! My list of emotionally, amazing stories by some talented authors. Have you read any of these? Or are there any books that you think are an emotional, one-of-a-kind standalone?
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