Top Five Wednesday

Hosted by Sam @ Thoughts on Tomes and Lainey @ gingerreadslainey.

May 29th: Books featuring Mental Health
— In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month

The Glass Castle
The Glass Castle
by Jeannette Walls
It's Kind of a Funny Story
It’s Kind of a Funny Story
by Ned Vizzini
Suicide Notes
Suicide Notes
by Michael Thomas Ford
Made You Up
Made You Up
by Francesca Zappia
The Five Stages of Andrew Brawley
The Five Stages of Andrew Brawley
by Shaun David Hutchinson

Alex

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Kat and Meg Conquer the World by Anna Priemaza

 

I found out about this book because I was looking for characters with ADHD. This book starts with two girls who are assigned a school project together. Kat has anxiety, and Meg ADHD and either girl want to admit that out loud, I think the reason why they wouldn’t speak up out about it is due to the dark light that society on mental illness. This book will hold a special in my heart as the main characters are similar to best friend and me. Like Kat and Meg, I’ve anxiety and my best friend ADHD. This book is an essential lesson on mental illness and unbreakable friendships. My rating is a five out of five stars.

Alex

Kat and Meg Conquer the World

Suicide

You’ve a powerful yell
But that I’m hurting you can’t tell
With people, you use your charm
Your eyes are so close that to cope with your son harms
You can see tears
Full of fears
I feel pain to the core
Can I live anymore
If I die will I be free?
Or I will still be locked with a key

Alex

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Top Ten Tuesday

Hosted by thatartsyreadergirl

August 28: Back to School/Learning Freebie (in honor of school starting back up soon, come up with your own topic that fits the theme of school or learning! Books that take place at school/boarding school/during study abroad, books you read in school, textbooks you liked/didn’t like, non-fiction books you loved or want to read, etc.)

Let me be honest, I never really liked the book read in class since they were classics which I’m not a fan of. So, I’m picking five topics and two books that go with that topic.

Race

The Secret Life of Bees Goodreads

Lies We Tell Ourselves Goodreads

Disability

You're Welcome, Universe Goodreads

Riding the Bus with My Sister: A True Life Journey Goodreads

Faith

Heaven is for Real: A Little Boy's Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back Goodreads

Saints and Misfits Goodreads

Mental Health

It's Kind of a Funny Story Goodreads

The Five Stages of Andrew Brawley Goodreads

Nonfiction

The Glass Castle Goodreads

Trans Mission: My Quest to a Beard Goodreads

Alex

Anxiety

I’ve been suffering from a week of anxiety, and I’m not posting this to get pity or anything like that from my readers. I have hopes that in writing how I feel and opening myself up will help someone else in knowing they aren’t alone. The first time, I remember having an attack I was about seven or eight when a child at school tried to push me down all the stairs. Another time the same kid grabbed me by my throat, and that’s how it all started. As a teen and adult, I have anxiety about staying alone all my life ( which to many of you that sound stupid, but I feel the need for love). For me blogging and writing help. What do you think comment down below!
Have a great day,
Alex

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Top Ten Tuesday

August 7: Books You’d Mash Together (pick two books you think would make an epic story if combined) (Submitted by Rissi @ Finding Wonderland)

Hosted by thatartsyreadergirl.

In Order to Live: A North Korean Girl's Journey to Freedom I Am Malala: The Story of the Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban

I ship them together because both girls fought to live.

Water for Elephants The Notebook

Both books show that true love never dies.

The Secret Life of Bees The Hate U Give

Both books talk about racism.

This is How It Always Is Parrotfish

Two families with a transgender kid.

She's Not There: A Life in Two Genders Symptoms of Being Human

Both main characters are gender fluid.

Paper Hearts (The Heartbreaker Chronicles, #2) Songs About a Girl (Songs About a Girl, #1)

Boybands and music.

Been Here All Along The Definition of Normal: A Tender Transgender Love Story

Love next door.

Queens of Geek Ship It

Blogging and love.

It's Not Like It's a Secret The Summer of Jordi Perez (And the Best Burger in Los Angeles)

Lesbians with different family.

Suicide Notes It's Kind of a Funny Story

Talking about mental health.

Alex