Books with Mental Illness | Top 5 Wednesday [10]

Top-5-WednesdayHey guys!

Welcome back to another Top 5 Wednesday! This fun weekly meme was created by Lainey over at GingerReadsLainey. If you want to join in the fun and be apart of the #T5W … you can find all the details at the GoodReads page.

This week’s topic is Top 5 Books with Mental Illness.

This week’s topic is going to be a hard one for me. I haven’t really read too many books with characters that have a mental illness. I’m not the biggest fan of contemporary, therefore my picks all come from books that I have read this year. So let’s just get into it then!

5. The Last Time We Say Goodbye by Cynthia Hand

17285330The main character’s brother commits suicide, so there is one instance of mental illness. And because of his death the main character becomes depressed and goes through her own internal struggles with life.

4. Vanishing Girls by Lauren Oliver

Vanishing GirlsI don’t want to give away too much because I don’t want to spoil the book, but let’s just say you find out at the end that one of the main characters Multiple Personality Disorder.

3. The Five Stages of Andrew Brawley by Shaun David Hutchinson

The Five Stages of Andrew BrawleyNow I’m not 100% sure if this book has a mentally ill character, but a character self harms and another one attempts suicide.

2. My Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga

My Heart and Other Black HolesTwo characters come together for a joint suicide pact. Both struggle with severe depression.

1. All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

All the Bright PlacesThe main character suffers from different types of mental illnesses which takes both him and her on a wild journey until the end.

I hope you enjoyed my Top 5 Wednesday this week. So I know there are other great books out there that speak on mental illness and I am hoping I get to learn about them from other Top 5 Wednesdayers. Which books would you have chosen?

Until next time,

Sig New

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Jesse Nicholas lives in Toronto, Canada. He is an aspiring writer and one day wishes to have a novel published. Along with writing, Jesse enjoys music, travel, trashy TV, and is an avid reader of anything in the Young Adult and Fantasy/Sci-Fi genres. He is currently posts reviews on the novels he reads on his blog, and spends hours upon hours coming up with ideas for a future stories.

21 thoughts on “Books with Mental Illness | Top 5 Wednesday [10]”

  1. I need to read Vanishing Girls or another Lauren Oliver book because she’s apparently coming to Australia next year, EEEP! Patrick Ness is as well 😀 I am gonna be one busy lady in 2016!

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