Blogoween Post 10: Barely Breathing, Forever Haunted

Where has the month gone?! Sam at Fictionally Sam came up with this Blogoween 👻 prompt and it’s a great one! Have you seen her site? Click over and say hi!

Barely Breathing; Forever Haunted – Books you’ve read that have left you emotionally crippled.

This one wasn’t too difficult since there are so many. Narrowing it down was the tricky part!

I always rave about the BRONZE HORSEMAN trilogy because it’s a beautifully written historical romance. The book begins on June 22, 1941, the day Russia enters the Second World War. Here’s just one of many quotes I love. (Also Tatiana and Alexander are #relationshipgoals) ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

Please don’t die,” she whispered. “I don’t think I can bury 
you. I already buried everyone else.” 

“How can I die,” Alexander said, his voice breaking, “when you 
have poured your immortal blood into me? – Paullina Simons, 

Another book that always slays me is NOVEMBER 9 by Colleen Hoover. My first and favorite of her books. Here’s the synopsis and a quote.

Fallon meets Ben, an aspiring novelist, the day before her scheduled cross-country move. Their untimely attraction leads them to spend Fallon’s last day in L.A. together, and her eventful life becomes the creative inspiration Ben has always sought for his novel. Over time and amidst the various relationships and tribulations of their own separate lives, they continue to meet on the same date every year. Until one day Fallon becomes unsure if Ben has been telling her the truth or fabricating a perfect reality.

It took four years for me to fall in love with him. It only took four pages to stop. – Colleen Hoover

NECESSARY LIES by Diane Chamberlain was eye opening and heartbreaking. I can’t believe parts are based on something that actually happened in our country.

Set in rural Grace County, North Carolina in a time of state-mandated sterilizations and racial tension, Necessary Lies tells the story of two young women, Jane and Ivy, seemingly worlds apart, but both haunted by tragedy.

You and me,” I said,”we both got the same kind of hurt inside us.”
She nodded, and suddenly, just like that, I knew I could trust her with my life. – Diane Chamberlain

At a hefty 891 pages, this novel tells the powerful and moving story of Dominick and Thomas, identical twins – one living with schizophrenia and the other his caretaker.

The opening lines:

On the afternoon of October 12, 1990, my twin brother, Thomas, entered the Three Rivers, Connecticut, public library, retreated to one of the rear study carrels, and prayed to God the sacrifice he was about to commit would be deemed acceptable. . . . Wally Lamb

So tell me, which books are you haunted by?

For the month of October, I’ve joined book bloggers Sam and Clo to celebrate BLOGOWEEN! 🎃👻. I’ll be following some of the hosted prompts and encourage you to visit the hosts and show some love!