The reads this time were:
The End of Your Life Bookclub by Will Schwalbe
My Love Story (Ore Monogatari) by Kazune Kawahara
I’ve had this on my reading list forever! It’s a memoir about a son who accompanies his mother to her chemo therapy. They talk mainly about books during this time. The book talks a lot about his mother and how she lived her life to the fullest. It’s also about the mother-son relationship between them. It’s that kind of book that once it ends, you immediately want to call your parents and tell them how much you love them. It’s that kind of book. Sort of like Tuesday’s with Morrie or For One More Day.
Will Schwalbe’s mother was amazing, by the way, she did so much charity work and was always traveling. She also tried to never let her cancer slow her down. It’s not a book for everyone. It can seem a little slow to read and of course, not everyone likes depressing books that center around death and how death affects those closest to us.
This is probably my favorite shoujo that I’ve read in a long while. It’s so fabulous! So, if you haven’t heard about it, it’s about a high schooler named Takeo, who never gets the girl because his best friend (Suna) is the hot one. Although, Suna always turns everyone down since they all make fun of Takeo behind his back. Although, one day on the train, Takeo saves a girl named Rinko from a creepy guy trying to touch her butt. Afterwards, Takeo is convinced that Rinko has the hots for Suna, like every other girl that he’s ever liked…but low and behold, that isn’t the case at all!
It’s an adorable story and hilarious as well! Takeo and Suna have such a great friendship and Takeo’s relationship with Rinko is seriously the cutest thing ever!! It had a 24 episode anime run this past season, which actually just ended! It was fabulous, although the timeline didn’t quite match up to that of the manga. I’ve only read the first volume, but now that the anime ended, I’m curious to see how the story developed further! Since they did introduce some characters closer to the ending that probably have more development and screen time in the later volumes of the manga.