This is my first time doing Six for Sunday, so bear with me here. Six for Sunday is a meme hosted by
Steph at A Little But a Lot. This week’s topic is books that made me feel.
Mick Harte Was Here by Barbara Park
This was one of the first books I remember really making me cry hard. It’s about a little girl whose brother dies in a bike accident.
2. Rain by Kirsty Gunn
This book’s ending was almost sadistically downbeat.
3. Beside the Sea by Veronique Olmi
Another kick-you-in-the-balls bleak ending.
4. Free as a Bird by Gina McMurchy-Barber
Emotionally grueling but ultimately hopeful historical novel about the treatment of a girl with Down Syndrome in an institution.
5. The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate
Both this book and it’s sequel are worth reading for kids and adults alike.
6. King and the Dragonflies by Kacen Callender
I’ve read three books by this author but this is definitely my favorite.
6. Tatty by Christine Dwyer Hickey
This book was devastating. Why is Irish literature so damn depressing?
7. Mapping the Interior by Stephen Graham Jones
Heartbreaking family drama and supernatural horror combined into one slim, potent package.
8. The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo
Kate DiCamillo is one of my favorite children’s writers, and this is one of her best books.
9. Home by Toni Morrison
This was a brilliant book but I’m kind of afraid to read more of Toni Morrison’s work. This one was so hard on my heart.
10. The Box Children by Sharon Wyse
You will hate the parents in this book so much. I loved this book’s protagonist and I wish this author had written more than one novel.