Today Steph has tasked us with listing six books we wished we’d had as a teen. Well like most of you who will be reading this I love books and there’s so many fantastic books out at the moment I would happily have had most of them back when I was a teenager. Some of the books on the list are books I think would have benefited me as a teenager; books that would have given me a greater insight into things my friends were dealing with. Others perhaps don’t have the same depth of meaning in the wider world but are still things that I would have loved to read.
I’ve limited the list to books that I’ve read, I know there are some amazing books that one day once I’ve read them would probably end up on the list – books like The Hate You Give or A Quiet Kind Of Thunder.
There are also some amazing books that I’m very pleased I got to read as a teenager, I could have written a list on those! Noughts and Crosses, Harry Potter and To Kill A Mockingbird would all have been on it.
Books You Wish You’d Had As A Teen
Countless by Karen Gregory – One of my closest friends developed anorexia during our first year of secondary school. I wish I’d had this book to give me a little more of an insight into what she was going through.
The State Of Grace by Rachael Lucas – The State of Grace was such a brilliant read, I know that one person’s story cannot be representative of everyone but I really thought this book would help people understand how certain things, some seemingly innocent, can affect others in a different way
Wishbones by Virginia Macgregor – A beautiful book that deals with some difficult subjects including mental health, eating disorders and being true to yourself.
Letters To The Lost by Brigid Kemmerer – I fell in love with the central characters in this book. We see Juliet dealing with the loss of a parent but also the discovery that many of the facts she was sure of weren’t actually true. The book also deals with guilt and the issues with judging people based on your assumptions.
One Of Us Is Lying by Karen McManus – I just love mystery and thrillers and I wish more books like One Of Us Is Lying were around when I was a teenager – maybe they were and I was just looking in the wrong place!
Gilded Cage by Vic James – This is the first part of one of my favourite trilogies ever. I loved the concept and the twists, the second guessing the characters and wondering who to trust and who not to. I adored this now, I would have adored it as a teenager!
They were my #SixforSunday! If you’ve taken part leave a link to your post below and I’ll be sure to check it out!