Some books are just a wild roller coaster ride from start to finish – they reach inside of you and mess with your soul. Others have a massive plot twist at the ending that comes out of nowhere and hits you like a freight train and leaves you shattered. There have been many books that left me dazed, confused and frankly just plain upset. Here are 5 of them.
Do you see that big-ass quote on the bottom right? And my name underneath it? THAT’S BECAUSE I WAS IN THE NEWSPAPER. Like, an actual newspaper that people buy and read. In a Harry Potter article, no less.
It is a truth universally known that traveling is a life-changing, soul-enriching, heart-warming experience. But contrary to popular belief, it’s not all rainbows and candy canes. Yes, you will meet inspiring people, see mind-blowing sunsets, and experience unforgettable moments on magical beaches. However, there will also be moments of loneliness and adversity. Moments when the only thing you seem capable of is booking the first flight home and lie in your own bed for 17 years. Here are a few things I’ve learned the hard way that may help you through your hardships.
My bosses decided to bring me to Book Expo America in New York because my job is to oversee our sales in the US. However, what they didn’t know was that I would turn into a massive fangirl as soon as I set foot on BEA’s fancy yellow carpets. It all started this morning, when I spotted Conan O’Brian sitting next to us at breakfast. The amount of celebrities I spotted throughout the day only went up from that point.
Yes, my friends, sometimes dreams do come true!
As a writer, you’ll always have that one book that you wish you had written yourself, whether it’s because of the gripping narrative style, the mind-blowing plot, or the realistically complex characters. The Spectacular Now is mine.
Allow me to paint you a little picture. It’s February. It’s cold, windy, and terribly dreary outside. I’m suffering from what feels like the worst flu in the history of humanity. After two days of high fever, stomach cramps, and thumping headaches, I decide that the only way that I’m getting through this is with the help of a good book. I reach for my saddeningly high pile of new books and come up with The Spectacular Now.