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Coming Undone May 2015 #SecretSubjectSwap

Welcome to a Secret Subject Swap. This week, sixteen brave bloggers picked a secret subject for someone else and were assigned a secret subject to interpret in their own style. Today we are all simultaneously divulging our topics and submitting our posts. 

My “Secret Subject” is:
Sell me your favorite book.
It was submitted by the wonderful lady behind  The Momisodes  
(Thank you for such a fabulous subject! Though it was a tough one!)

My favorite book. What?! I thought we were not supposed to pick favorites. Oh wait. Is that just kids? Well, in some ways books were my kids for many years. I love books with a depth that reaches my soul. I am a reader. I am a writer. Books are just sort of part of me. So, picking a favorite is not as easy as it would seem. "Where the Red Fern Grows", "She's Come Undone", "Wuthering Heights", "Yesterday I Cried", so on and so on. Gosh. Pick one and sell it to you.

"She's Come Undone" by Wally Lamb. It's on Oprah's Book Club. Sold? No? Oy.

The reason I am a writer, the reason I do this, the reason I don't stop doing this... "She's Come Undone" by Wally Lamb. This book is the reason I started writing my words and thoughts down. It is the reason I started writing poetry. It is the reason I have written the novels, I have written (and kept hidden). Whenever I get the nerve to one day submit some of my work for publishing, will be this book. The reason I face life's difficulties and just keep going, is this book.

This book has defined who I am on many levels. I read it when I was fourteen. During one of the hardest years of my life. It spoke to me on so many levels, and really helped me come out of my shell. It helped me to face my demons and move on. It enabled me to cope with the tragedies that had been weighing me down. It helped me to blossom as a person. It did so much for me. It helped me heal, at a time I needed to heal. 

It is truly a book that I feel everyone should read. Once, twice, twenty times. It is a difficult read in some ways. Wally does not sugarcoat it. He just tells the story bluntly and perfectly. He touches on some really tough subjects. There is rape, obesity, a broken family, suicide attempts, abortion... There is a lot of depth to it. There is also beauty and hope in the darkness. It is really just a well written book. 

I have dealt with a lot in my lifetime. I think my life mirrors this book more than I would like it to, but I am okay with that. Life cannot be all roses, there needs to be thorns, so we can appreciate the roses. It truly is a wonderful book. Yes, it has a darkness to it, but as with life, the darkness is accompanied by light. 

If you have not already read it, I strongly recommend it. If you have read it, what do you think about it? Everyone I have ever discussed it with, has loved it. 

If you do decided to read it (because I sold it so well), please let me know your thoughts, once you've read it! I have decided that I am going to read it. Again. It is so worthy of reading several times. 

Here are links to all the sites now featuring Secret Subject Swap posts.  Sit back, grab a cup, and check them all out. See you there:


  1. I think I would have had to put all my favorite books into categories, even then it would have been so hard for me. Going to have to check this book out, always looking for new ones to read.

    1. Yay! I hope you can add it to your favorites!

  2. I'm gonna have to add this book to my "To read" list!

  3. The best books are those you can relate to. You did a great job of selling this one.

    1. Thank you! I hope so. It's a great book.

  4. SOLD!!!!!
    I have never read this one but now I HAVE to!!!! Great job!!!

    1. Aw. Thank you! I hope you love it.

  5. I've never read it, but now I'll have to check it out! Thanks for the recommendation. I'd have a really though time picking my favorite book too!

  6. I haven't been a good book reader these past years. Whenever I am back, I hope I will remember to pick up a copy of "She's Come Undone"!

    One of my favorites - if I had to sell one - is "les jeux sony faits" by Jean-Paul Sartre. It is about two people who died but shouldn't have because they were supposed to meet and love each other. They get the chance to go back to life and try and do just that.

    1. I don't read nearly enough these days. That sounds like an excellent book!

  7. Thank you so much for telling us about this book and also the influence it had on you and your desire to write.

    1. It was my pleasure. Thank you for reading!

  8. I don't know if I could have picked.

    I have never heard of that book until today but your passion did sell me on it.

    1. Yay. It was hard to pick, so I went with the one that had the biggest impact.

  9. Headed to the library~ I don't think I could pick just one book. Too much of a reader myself

  10. I'm not familiar with this book and I'm an avid reader, I will have to look it up.I have SOOO many favorites I don't think I can pick just one.

    1. I hope you love it!! It was hard to pick. Picking favorites in music, books, and movies... definitely difficult.

  11. SOLD! Going on my list right now.


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