Hi dear friends,
It is already the third day of #BestBooksof2018 my version of Blogmas!
Don’t forget if you want to join in the fun you are welcome! Just use the hashtag and leave your link in the comments and I will show your post some love 😀
Today’s topic is one of my favorite: a book that I’ve read in 2018 and that made me cry and cry and cry and…
But why do I love to cry when reading?
I have no idea! I know that I cry at the drop of a hat so that’s not difficult to make me shed some tears but there is a difference between “cheap” cry and “cry from the bottom of my soul”.
I think crying is cleansing, cathartic.
I am always in control of everything at work with being the boss and all that. Reading books with lots of feelings are probably my outlet. My way to let lose.
Now before choosing my winner of the day I have to speak about two other contenders who gave me #allthefeels!
First contender: The Boy and His Ribbon or rather the duet written by Pepper Winters!
“Good girl,” I whispered. “You’re very brave.” The transformation in her entire body blinded me. A smile spread. Cheeks pinked. Spine straightened. Any sign of sickness and starvation from living in the wild deleted, all because of one morsel of praise. There was a key in that. A message that all humans—tiny or ancient—needed nutrition in the form of love as well as everything else.
Second contender: The Beautiful Hearts duet by Emma Scott.
This was my own “prologue”: This epic love and friendship story will push you through your limits. It will frustrate you. It will hurt you. It will also fill you with so many beautiful emotions you won’t be able to contain them. Read this with a survival kit composed of: ice cream, alcohol, tissues and punching bag. It is also best to protect your E-reader with the latest and bulkiest case or have a good insurance.“
But my winner of the day is
Heartbreak Warfare by Heather M Orgeron and Kate Stewart
I hate love triangle because I consider them unnecessary drama but that’s the problem here: none of this drama was unnecessary. Scottie/Katy was not some undecided teenager who does not know which to fall for: the jock or the sexy nerd. No. She wanted to make her husband happy. She wanted to go back to her old self. Yet she could not forget how Briggs made her feel safe. She did not recognize up from down, she did not know what she wanted or what she needed.
And honestly I could never fault any of them.
I hurt for Gavin because he tried the best he could. I hurt for Scottie/Katy because she was lost and did not know how to open up or what she wanted.
“You won’t talk to me, you won’t let me in, you don’t want my help, and now I can’t touch you?”
Katy felt so bad to hurt Gavin. To disappoint everyone.
“He’s losing his patience, and I came home without any. I’m the problem, and that’s the hardest part. Our marriage was completely different before I was deployed. Army spouses deserve fucking medals.”
I hurt for Briggs because he was also lost even if he seemed to deal better with what happened.
To make it short: I hurt for everyone! All the time!
I don’t know how many times I cried while reading this book!
Now it’s your turn: give me THE book that made you cry in 2018!
Thanks for reading.