Top Three's is a feature here @ Jules Bookshelf where I list three bookish or non-bookish things from my mind.
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Hi guys! This will be my second post for Top Three's and my topic for today is...
Things I learned from books that made me cry
I know, its kind of a long title, but this is my topic for today. :D Here is the list of books that made me cry (and by cry, I mean sobbing and begging). In order of dates' I've read them.
- Slammed by Colleen Hoover
- Point of Retreat by Colleen Hoover
- The Edge of Never by J.A Redmerski
- Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
- The Fault in our Stars by John Green
- The Catastrophic History of You and Me by Jess Rothenberg
1.) It made me remember just how much I loved my friends and family
[Slammed, Point of Retreat and The Catastrophic]
It made me remember just how much I love my parents. I've never been the affectionate or showy kind of a daughter, I say "thank you" and "I love you" but not publicly, never in front of other people. Reading these books reminded me just how much I appreciate my parents.
I don't show it a lot, and I rarely ever talk about my parents to any of my friends. But I do love them a lot because they're the ones who supported me with reading and blogging. Most of my books were even sponsored by them. So obviously stating, the love and connection that the characters from these books had touched me.
Click the covers of Slammed and Point of Retreat for my reviews
and The Catastrophic for my review found @ Say It With Books
Slammed was the first book that ever made me cry like a newborn baby. I can't say that it would make a lot of readers cry like me, but something about Slammed called to me. Layken's love for her mom and younger brother made me connect with her deeper than your ordinary heroine. Even though I don't have a younger brother, I relate to Lake so much because like her, I have the almost the same relationship she has with her mother. Tho different at the same time. But me and Lake both love our mother so much. I also connected with The Catastrophic History of You and Me because of this. Brie's closeness with her father is very touching and relating. I felt what she felt like when her family became like that (Those are spoiler so I will not share ;D)
In terms of friends, I also connected with these books. The friends they had were all like what I have in real life. I was suddenly reminded that I am surrounded with all these amazing people that swarm me with kindness, acceptance and love. And that's hard to find in the world right now. Point of Retreat and The Catastrophic had awesome friends in there. Who does not love an awesome friend?
2.) I learned just how much I appreciate how I live my life
[ The Catastrophic, The Fault in our Stars, The Edge of Never, Me Before You]
Don't get me wrong, I'm not depressed or sad about my life. But sometimes, life tends to feel meh and basic. But reading these books reminded me just how precious life is and how much I shouldn't take things for granted.
Click the covers for the reviews found here and @ Say it With Books
Life for me sometimes tend to be tiring and so fast-paced and sometimes I forget to treasure every moment and to reflect on my life. But these books reminded me just how much I treasure every moment in life. All these books have something the same, and I guess these 4 reminded me of how much important life is.
Plus these books also had the best people in it!
3.) These books taught me to be myself
[The Edge of Never and Me Before You]
I've always been different compared to others. Though I don't know why. But in these books I've seen and I've been reminded that it doesn't matter if I'm different compared to other people. And I always remember that I would be the best version of myself if I am myself. And if I act just the way I am.
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Well, that's my top three for this month :D
How about you? What did you learn from books?