Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly blog meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.
This week’s theme is a books for my younger self catch-all, so I decided to go with books I wish I’d had as a teenager!
To sum my childhood up: I have ADHD, I’ve had multiple mental illnesses since childhood, I was always “the fat girl”, I’ve had invisible disabilities and chronic pain since I was 11-12 years old, I’m queer and struggled immensely with accepting it, I was an assault survivor from an early age (and was in abusive relationships through most of my teens), and I dared to question my beliefs in a very religious setting.
Reading was 100% my safe place. If I wasn’t reading books or fanfiction, I was writing them. Books kept me going when few other things could. I was very privileged to see a cis white girl in almost every book I picked up, but the parallels stopped there. Today, I want to talk about 10 books that make me feel seen and would have gone so far in soothing my soul. ♥
Are there any books you wish you’d had as a teenager? If you feel comfortable talking about them, I would love to hear it!
— destiny ♥