Searching Saturday is a weekly meme created by me! The aim is to search a book (or multiple books) that is new-to-you and fits the weekly theme. This could be a book to add to your TBR, or just to address on your blog. It’s up to you! You can search as many as you want, wherever you want.
This week’s topic is “Important Topics”
“Reading books about important topics is… important. How intelligent of me. Which topics are important to you? Which topics would you want to know more about? Which topics would you want others to know more about? Search for books that discuss a topic that is important to you. What classifies as ‘important’ is completely up to you!”
Mental Illness is an important topic to me; since it’s what I choose to study and what I’m very passionate about. Depression is extra important to me because it’s something I’ve seen people that are close to me go through.
The Memory of Light by Francisco X. Stork
“Vicky Cruz shouldn’t be alive.
That’s what she thinks, anyway—and why she tried to kill herself. But then she arrives at Lakeview Hospital, where she meets Mona, the live wire; Gabriel, the saint; E.M., always angry; and Dr. Desai, a quiet force. With stories and honesty, kindness and hard work, they push her to reconsider her life before Lakeview, and offer her an acceptance she’s never had.
Yet Vicky’s newfound peace is as fragile as the roses that grow around the hospital. And when a crisis forces the group to split up—sending her back to the life that drove her to suicide—Vicky must find her own courage and strength. She may not have any. She doesn’t know.”
Where I found it & why I chose it
I found this book on this Goodreads list for books about mental illness. I chose it because a lot of reviews say that they have experienced depression and feel like this book is an accurate representation. It also states that the author of this book wrote it based on his own experience with depression. I think these things are very important when selecting a book portraying mental illness.
A World Without You by Beth Revis
“What if finding her means losing himself?
Seventeen-year-old Bo has always had delusions that he can travel through time. When he was ten, Bo claimed to have witnessed the Titanic hit an iceberg, and at fifteen, he found himself on a Civil War battlefield, horrified by the bodies surrounding him. So when his worried parents send him to a school for troubled youth, Bo assumes he knows the truth: that he’s actually attending Berkshire Academy, a school for kids who, like Bo, have “superpowers.”
At Berkshire, Bo falls in love with Sofía, a quiet girl with a tragic past and the superpower of invisibility. Sofía helps Bo open up in a way he never has before. In turn, Bo provides comfort to Sofía, who lost her mother and two sisters at a very young age.
But even the strength of their love isn’t enough to help Sofía escape her deep depression. After she commits suicide, Bo is convinced that she’s not actually dead. He believes that she’s stuck somewhere in time—that he somehow left her in the past, and that now it’s his job to save her. And as Bo becomes more and more determined to save Sofía, he must decide whether to face his demons head-on or succumb to a psychosis that will let him be with the girl he loves.”
Where I found it & why I chose it
I found this book in the same Goodreads list. I chose this one because it seems completely different to the first one. It sounds really interesting and it might have an important message. This book seems to incorporate romance and mental illness which is tricky in my opinion. I also don’t know if the author has experienced something like the main character in this book.
Your Searching Saturday Posts
I will be linking other posts on this topic as they pop up, so make sure I see yours!
What topic is important to you?
How do you feel about my picks?