marie ☁️ (@marie.dnel) — ⚯͛
another year, another week, another book: 'extraordinary means' - robyn schneider 🦠 i feel like it's been ages since i last read a novel that i've really liked. i've just finished reading this book and i freaking loved every chapter. i got attached to the characters from the very first pages and it made it hard to put this book down (which is the best kind of books). unfortunately, the ending was much more heartbreaking than i would have wanted, but it somehow made the story a lot better and realistic. the author nailed describing the concept of living and dying and what humans are supposed to do in between. none of us really have a clue what the fuck we're doing, but it's worth figuring it out. thank you @robynschneider for writing this book and sharing lane and sadie's (and every other characters') stories. i definitely recommend this book. and thank you @umaatruma for gifting it to me 🥰
another week, another book: 'big little lies' - liane moriarty 🌪 this was also a book that was hard to put down. the big reveals along the way were not so surprising to me because i watched the TV series before reading the book (my mistake), but there are still so many interesting intrigues that made me gasp and so many moments that made me laugh. this book brings up serious issues such as bullying, broken families, abuse and domestic violence, but the regular touches of humour are brilliant and will make you laugh at inappropriate times. in a few words, this book is so brilliantly written and i liked it a lot. i definitely recommend it as well as the TV series (but read the book first, of course). i cannot wait to read more books from the same talented author.
another week, another book: 'after the fire' - @willhillauthor1 🔥 this book is so fucking amazing and i don't really have the words to describe how good it actually is. the story, no matter how painful it is to read, is so beautifully written. i honestly couldn't put this book down (especially because when one thing is revealed to the reader, two more mysteries appear in the story). i highly recommend this book, it'll make you smile and it'll make you hold your breath. it'll make you admire the strength and bravery of the main character, and make you want to hold her when her world burns down. this post doesn't really do this book justice, but i loved it so much that i don't even know how to verbalize it so, just trust me on this and read this book.
another week, another book: 'clean' - @junodawson 💉 when i randomly found out about this book online, i instantly knew i had to buy and read it. i read it in less than two days because i really could not put it down. i don't even think i can find the words to express how much i love this book and the impact it had on me. i was so invested in lexi's journey to recovery and felt every moment of distress, confusion, anger, loss, joy and clarity she goes through in this book. it opened my eyes and educated me on so many things. we're all a tangled mess, but we're alive and that starts by simply being. whatever you are struggling with, whatever battle you have to fight, keep going and don't give up. it will be worth it in the end. i really want to thank the brilliant author who wrote this book, told lexi's story with such details. the description of the character's recovery is raw and real, and it's what makes the story have so much heart. i loved every page. (if you know me personally i probably already recommended this book to you a hundred times, but i'm not even sorry about it. it really is a must-read).
another week, another book: 'more than we can tell' - @brigidkemmerer 🌸 after loving 'letters to the lost' by the same author, i was thrilled to find out there was going to be a sequel, but based on different characters. and i absolutely loved this book, even more than the first one. the author connected two characters and brought them together through the ups and downs of life. the character of rev fletcher is one of the main reasons why i loved this book so much, he is someone who has been through hell and who is forced to go back to face the horrors of his past again. but rev (and emma blue too) faces his struggles with strength and bravery and it is what makes him a character to look up to.
another week, another book: 'simon vs. the homo sapiens agenda' - @beckyalbertalli 🏳️🌈this is definitely one of my favourite books i've read so far. i simply fell in love with it. the characters are all so loveable (for the most part) and simon is a soft, funny, brave, caring and sassy potterhead whom i love wholeheartedly. reading as simon and blue (no spoilers here) fall in love through emails made my heart smile. they deserve the world. and so does everyone else out there, because love is love and everyone, no matter who they are, deserves a blue to their jacques.
another week, another book: 'letters to the lost' - @brigidkemmerer 📝 i absolutely loved this book. the characters are easy to get attached to and sometimes even relate to. i love how the author brought two very different people together, two very different characters but who are both struggling with similar things and who are able to understand and help each other through the darkest days. i remember being fully immersed in this book when i was reading it, i could easily picture the characters and wished for more chapters.