Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme in Goodreads, where you list your top 5 for the week’s chosen topic. You can check the group here for more discussions and topics. Today’s topic was “Books featuring Mental Health in honor of Mental Health Awareness Month”
To be honest I forgot this book even existed. I gave Say What You Will by Cammie McGovern four stars back in 2015 and unfortunately I didn’t write any reviews back then. I think if I remembered anything about this book it would be higher in the list.
Amy was born with cerebral palsy. She can’t walk without a walker, talk without a voice box, or even fully control her facial expressions. Matthew has obsessive-compulsive disorder. He’s consumed with repeated thoughts, neurotic rituals, and crippling fear.
Juliette in Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi has depression and anxiety. No wonder since she grew up feeling unloved and abused. She has difficulty trusting others but when she makes friends, she’s totally loyal to them.
I’m in desperate need of re-reading The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin. I read the original trilogy back in 2015, so while I was exited about the spin off I just couldn’t finish The Becoming Of Noah Shaw. This book series lets you to see inside of Mara’s head. Doctors have diagnosed that she has PTSD.
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell isn’t only a coming to age story, but it also has mental illness representation. The main character; Cath has anxiety struggles and his father is bipolar.
The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang features a main character with autism. Stella is good with numbers and socially awkward. She’s doesn’t really know how to act with people and she’s careful with her words with them. This is an excellent read if you’re in the mood of slow burn romance.
Do you have any recommendations for Books featuring Mental Health?