A few days ago I asked my followers on twitter to give me a number between 1 and 419. I didn’t told him why. The numbers started to come and I started to count the books on my shelf and each time I stopped on a number given to me I pull that book from shelf and now I’m will talk about it 🙂
The firs number is #24
Depression and Other Magic Tricks by Sabrina Benaim
Depression & Other Magic Tricks is the debut book by Sabrina Benaim, one of the most-viewed performance poets of all time, whose poem “Explaining My Depression to My Mother” has become a cultural phenomenon with over 50,000,000 views. Depression & Other Magic Tricks explores themes of mental health, love, and family. It is a documentation of struggle and triumph, a celebration of daily life and of living. Benaim’s wit, empathy, and gift for language produce a work of endless wonder
I am a huge huge fan of Sabrina Benaim. I love all of her poems especially explaining depression to my mother. That one is amazing! Once I found out she had an actual book I had to get it! I loved this book by the way. It was a 5 star for me!!! 🙂
Next Number is #26
The Bipolar Addict by Conor Bezane
The bipolar Addict is an insider’s look into the invisible world of those living with the co-occurring disorder of manic depression and addiction.
For the newly diagnosed as well as loved ones living and struggling to understand, these true tales of survival, including the author’s own, provide insight into a secret tribe of mentally ill heroes while offering the promise of sobriety and the triumph of stability.
For anyone who battles a dual diagnosis of bipolar disorder and addiction — alcoholism or substance abuse — this quick and inspiring read is an essential collection of stories that reinforce the idea that addiction is a treatable disease and that becoming sober is attainable. The author’s personable voice makes the topic accessible for families and friends hoping to better understand their loved ones’ mental illness.
Alcohol and drugs are all too tempting for those of us with bipolar because they alter our state of mind. The Bipolar Addict serves as validation for those who struggle with moods, madness, and substance abuse as well as their friends and family, offering testimony that recovery is very much achievable in the world of mental illness plus addiction.
This book was an Arc given to me for a honest review.
It was deep, sad and very real. One of those books that destroys you! This was a 3 1/2 star for me.
Number #42 is next
Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler
Lauren Olamina and her family live in one of the only safe neighborhoods remaining on the outskirts of Los Angeles. Behind the walls of their defended enclave, Lauren’s father, a preacher, and a handful of other citizens try to salvage what remains of a culture that has been destroyed by drugs, war, and chronic shortages of water, gasoline, and more. While her father tries to lead people on the righteous path, Lauren struggles with hyperempathy, a condition that makes her extraordinarily sensitive to the pain of others.
When fire destroys their compound, Lauren’s family is killed and she is forced out into a world that is facing apocalypse. With a handful of other refugees, Lauren must make her way north to safety, along the way conceiving a revolutionary idea that may mean salvation for all mankind.
From a recipient of the MacArthur Fellowship who has won multiple Nebula and Hugo Awards, this iconic novel is “a gripping tale of survival and a poignant account of growing up sane in a disintegrating world” (The New York Times Book Review).
This ebook features an illustrated biography of Octavia E. Butler including rare images from the author’s estate.
This book has been on my shelf as a tbr for a little while. I am trying to get to it but have so many other books, especially ARCs to read first. How ever I can tell you that Octavia Butler is an excellent author! 🙂
Number #100 is up next
The Ocean at the End of the Lane
A brilliantly imaginative and poignant fairy tale from the modern master of wonder and terror, The Ocean at the End of the Lane is Neil Gaiman’s first new novel for adults since his #1 New York Times bestseller Anansi Boys.
This bewitching and harrowing tale of mystery and survival, and memory and magic, makes the impossible all too real…
This was my first read from Neil Gaiman and I absolutely loved it. It terrified me but in a good way. I do recommend this book to anyone. Its amazing!
Next we have #205
The Girl who loved Tom Gordon by Stephen King
From international bestseller Stephen King, a classic story that engages our emotions on the most primal level, a fairy tale grimmer than Grimm but aglow with a girl’s indomitable spirit.
What if the woods were full of them? And of course they were, the woods were full of everything you didn’t like, everything you were afraid of and instinctively loathed, everything that tried to overwhelm you with nasty, no-brain panic.
The brochure promised a “moderate-to-difficult” six-mile hike on the Maine-New Hampshire branch of the Appalachian Trail, where nine-year-old Trisha McFarland was to spend Saturday with her older brother Pete and her recently divorced mother. When she wanders off to escape their constant bickering, then tries to catch up by attempting a shortcut through the woods, Trisha strays deeper into a wilderness full of peril and terror. Especially when night falls.
Trisha has only her wits for navigation, only her ingenuity as a defense against the elements, only her courage and faith to withstand her mounting fear. For solace she tunes her Walkman to broadcasts of Boston Red Sox games and the gritty performances of her hero, number thirty-six, relief pitcher Tom Gordon. And when her radio’s reception begins to fade, Trisha imagines that Tom Gordon is with her—her key to surviving an enemy known only by the slaughtered animals and mangled trees in its wake.
I haven’t read this book yet but I’m looking forward to reading it. I love Stephen king books he is my favorite male author.