We will be a teachin’ & you will be a readin’…

Posted August 25, 2015 by Ink Ladies || 19 Comments

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish

The course Erica will be teaching is…Don’t Be Scared of Depression 101.

Don’t Be Scared of Depression 101

I have been talking about depression a lot lately because I feel like a lot of people need to dive into it rather than being scared. A lot of people avoid it because they feel like it doesn’t depict it the right way or they don’t want to be upset, but reading about it helps us see. It allows us to see what people go through and allows us to become a shoulder to lean on. So, below you will be seeing books I would want to showcase in the class.

When Reason Breaks // it showcases that anyone can put on a front and even if their life seems perfect…it’s not.

The Last Time We Say Goodbye // you get to see how a family handles the loss of a loved one and it’s so touching.

All the Bright Places // probably my favorite out of these…it depicts the struggle of depression and how someone can bring so much life into you, but you’ll still have your dark times.

Thirteen Reasons Why // I don’t like how Hannah treated the people who mistreated her, but I think this showcases how even if you don’t find something to be depressing/hurtful someone else may.

Speak // this book shows how someone can prevail through the worst of times…even if it does take a little longer than you’d hope.


The course Christy will be teaching is….

ย Adulting 101

I was originally going to do a course on Thrillers (after all, it is my favorite genre), but I done a post a few months ago on my favorite thrillers so I figured I would give something else a try.ย  So, I thought I would do a course on some of my favorite adult books instead.

darkfever halfway to the grave spiders bite jennifer estep succubus blues richelle mead a hunger like no other stray first grave on the right moon called once burned

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What are some of your favorite books about depression?ย  What are some of your favorite adult books?

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19 responses to “We will be a teachin’ & you will be a readin’…

  1. I’ve been dying to read All the Bright Places, I have heard so many great things about it! Succubus Blues by Richelle Mead, I have also been wanting to read this for quite a while ever since I saw a blogger rave about it! Great list! ๐Ÿ˜€

  2. I love Don’t Be Scared of Depression 101! Speak is such a great book. I think I need to take Adulting 101 since I haven’t read any of those books. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. These are such great lists! I agree that reading about depression is so important–All The Bright Places has been on my TBR for a few months, though the best book about depression that I’ve ever read is Saving Francesca by Melina Marchetta. It’s just fantastic. And Adulting 101 is such a good idea, though the only one of those books that I’ve read is First Grave on the Right. ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Ooh I like all those covers for your Adulting 101. I actually just wrote down this list on a piece of paper so that I can look for them at my library. haha

  5. I haven’t read many books about depression. None come to mind, in any case. As for adult books… I really haven’t read any “adult” books (as in, books with adult situations). But I did really enjoy Emma Donoghue’s Room, which, despite being narrated by a child, isn’t for kids.

  6. I’ll admit to avoid books about depression whenever I can. My biological father is manic depressive, and I just don’t like going back into that. It’s too raw for me.

    I freaking LOVE Night Huntress, the Fever series, and Charley Davidson! I have the first two books in the Shifters series, but…love triangle, so I haven’t picked them up yet.

  7. Love your topic! I’ve only read Thirteen Reasons Why and Speak. They were both really great reads. I still have to read All the Bright Places! Great list!

  8. Love this list! You kind of hit it right on the head about books about mental illness – a lot of people are so hesitant to read them because they’re afraid of what they would feel after. It’s a heavy topic, that is true, but I think it’s a necessity because these people deserve to be understood nad not be shied away from! Certainly love that list of yours and will make sure to read them this year (yep, haven’t read a single one yet).

  9. I would be scared to take the depression class. I’m one of those people that shies away from those type of books because their a heavy subject for me. I’m one who likes to escape reality and read a book that doesn’t make too emotional. I actually almost read All The Bright Place but I ended up giving it away.

    I keep seeing Dark Fever everywhere. I have no idea what it’s about but it sounds interesting by the cover alone. I’ve also been wanting to read Stray and Succubus Blue for a while now!

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