I am currently reading a novel I am completely absorbed by- The Shock of the Fall by Nathan Filer. I am about 2/3 of the way through and it's one of those books that appeals to our hearts; our hears ache with the characters- we want only the best for them. It's one of those books that is so unique in the way that it is written that I wish I had thought of it first. Except... It's one of those books that I wish not to steal its glory but only announce how truly glorious it is.
Then there are books like The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern which completely daze me with its magic. It's one of those books where every sentence is phrased with such magic - whether it be colourful or dark - that I could never full express how stunning it is with my own words. It's one of those books that enchants us and makes us wonder about this magical kind of world, and whether there are elements of our world in it. It's one of those books that I feel humbled to read.
A while ago I read Looking for Alaska by John Green. It's one of those books that is haunting. I felt so haunted when I read it but I wasn't sure why. It gave me a chill but it also made me laugh; really laugh. It's a completely endearing and charming read... But let's not forget that sadness. It's one of those books that sings of friendship. We see the happiness, but we sense the darkness. It's one of those books that will always be one of my favourite books because we open our eyes to things we didn't know were there.
There is a quote that claims books to be real life magic, and it's something I couldn't believe more. Books can stir these feelings inside of us- feelings we know we have; feelings we don't know we have. I wanted to write a post because The Shock of the Fall is having such an affect on me- a book effect that I adore. It got me thinking about the way a few different books have made me feel; and how much I adore those books because of it. Of course I could write about many more (and maybe I will again!), but here I am with a couple of my favourite books and a book that I know will be one of my favourites because it is making me feel a "I'm so happy this books exists" feeling that I felt with The Night Circus and Looking for Alaska.
Magic & Real Life,
The Girl in the Moonlight.