7. A book at the bottom of your “to-read” pile.

Push, also known as Precious. 


A friend lent me this particular title a few years ago and it’s been sat on my bookshelf ever since, slowly gathering dust. I hear it’s a fantastic book and I’m aware that the movie adaptation won multiple awards upon its release…but I’m way too empathetic for my own good. Books like these have a profound effect upon me. They literally depress me for days on end and when I already have depression, the feelings books such as Push evoke are too much for me to deal with. That’s the short and simple answer, I’m afraid.