#SixforSunday is… it’s really just that. You choose 6 books (normally) that you’d choose to fit whatever the prompt is that week. This meme is hosted by A Little but a Lot and you can follow the link to find the prompts for January to March. I’ll also post this month’s prompt’s at the end of the post.
This week’s prompt: Books that made you FEEL
*These novels are ones that I just greatly enjoyed. They did not get me over emotional, but they kept me invested in the story and characters.*
**My choices are in no particular order. You can click on their covers to explore their Goodreads entries.**
1. Lost in Translation
Charlotte picks up her life to move to a different county where she does not speak the local languages or understand the local customs for the sake of her family as her husband is relocating for his job. The living in a different country was very relatable as I have been there when I lived abroad for a short time. You have a lot of adjusting as you try and climatize yourself to the new environment. I also felt for this character as she is trying to make the best out of the situation when she did not want to go in the first place. The story also goes through her marital woes as well, which is just another reason that I enjoyed this story.
2. What Now?
Carly is at a cross-roads in her life. Her marriage has ended and she begins to wonder if the soul mate she chose may not have been the right one or maybe he could have been and they just need to work on their marriage. Even if you are not at a this emotional place with romance, it is a relatable concept to anyone who wonders if they made the right choices along the way and if they are ending up in a place where they should be. It also is very heart-warming how this character has a fantastic support system and it emphasizes how important those types of relationships are in your life.
3. Maggie Finds Her Muse
Maggie temporarily relocates to Paris in order to find new inspiration to finish her novel. Along the way she discovers more about herself and finds inspiration everywhere. It is very relatable and translatable as people can sometimes need a change of series to reevaluate things in their own life. Although in this story, the main character relocates for writing inspiration, the concept can apply to any person for anything as sometimes you need to change routine a little to gain new perspectives.
4. Choosing You
Brynn and Ethan both lots of baggage associated with their pasts. This book makes you feel a lot of emotions for each character as each are no longer with their past romantic partners for different reasons and are currently acting as single parents. Brynn is trying to help her son walk again and you emotionally connect with her and the love she has for her child. There is a lot of emotions in this story as each is trying to move forward while still doing the best they can for their respective children.
5. Cottage by the Sea
Annie goes through a lot in this novel. She is hit with a major tragedy that she now has to try and move forward from. Honestly, this character’s story is admirable as I would have an extremely difficult time if I went through the events she went through. I loved her journey to try and figure out where to go after and how to find the new “normal” in her life.
6. The Happy Ever After Playlist (The Friend Zone #2)
Sloane is still dealing with her tragic loss and is trying to move forward. It has been two years since the incident, but she is still grieving. This novel makes you feel for this character as she is still in the darker place, but the world around her keeps moving forward and she has to try and find her new place in it. Even if you have not experienced the exact same situation, you can relate if you ever lost someone close to you as there is no timeline for grief and each person/character moves on differently. This story integrated this story well with a cute romantic tale that was very heart-warming and another reason why I am still a fan of this series.
FEBRUARY – Read it and weep!
My 3rd Sunday post in February is complete! This week’s post was difficult as I could not decide the direction I wanted to go with the word “FEEL.” Ultimately, I chose my six novels based on how invested I was with the main character. I found that I actually cared what happened with all six of the main characters as I wanted them to find at least some type of happy ending, even if it was not the standard everything is perfect in the end. Now that I chose my six, I have a lot more in mind that could fit this topic really well, but I wanted to stick with my original first thoughts. As this topic can go in multiple directions, like most topics, I cannot wait to see what others choose/think!