A Book is a form of storytelling, where an author uses written words to convey their thoughts and feelings to readers. Some books are based on real-life events, while others are purely fictional. No matter what the story is about, however, books have the ability to provoke emotion in readers.
In this blog post, we’ll take a look at some books that are focused on the topic of regret. As we read these stories, we’ll explore the different ways that regret can manifest itself, and how it can impact our lives. Whether you’re someone who has never experienced regret before, or you’ve been dealing with it for years, these novels will offer insight into this complex emotion. So sit back and get ready to dive into some amazing reads!
Best Books About Regret?
Here are some of the best books about regret and the past:
Twilight (The Twilight Saga, #1) By Stephenie Meyer
Twilight is a story about Bella Swan who moves to Forks, Washington in order to live with her father. There she meets Edward Cullen, and quickly discovers that he is a vampire. Their love for each other is overshadowed by the fact that Edward’s family are vampires who drink animal blood, and Bella manages to become a human-vampire hybrid. In this book there is regret, the main characters regret the fact that they are in love with each other because their relationship is full of danger.
New Moon (The Twilight Saga, #2) Stephenie Meyer. …
New Moon is a story about the development of Bella and Edward’s relationship. It is set in motion when Edward leaves Bella because he believes it will keep her safe from the dangers of their relationship. As a consequence, Bella spends most of her time with werewolf friends, Jacob Black and his pack of wolves, and she quickly realizes her feelings for him. But it is difficult to compete with a werewolf, and Edward’s return makes things complicated. There is a regret of choosing the wrong partner, and Jacob’s regret of not being able to be with Bella.
Thirteen Reasons Why (Hardcover) Jay Asher (Goodreads Author) …
Thirteen Reasons Why is a story about Hannah Baker, a girl who leaves behind thirteen reasons why she killed herself. The novel is written as a collection of cassette tapes where Hannah reveals each reason and who had a part in it. There is regret on the part of those who caused her to take such an extreme step.
Breaking Dawn (The Twilight Saga, #4) …
Breaking Dawn is the fourth and final installment in The Twilight Saga. It follows Bella’s struggles to find ways of becoming a vampire because she wants to become one so she can spend eternity with Edward. When she finally becomes pregnant, it is terrifying for all of them because nobody knows what the unborn child is, or what it will do to her. There are regrets of mistakes made during the pregnancy.
Each Kindness (Hardcover) …
Each Kindness is a story of friendship. The book is written in poems and follows the stories of sixth-grader Sarah who becomes friends with Ayanna. But Ayanna’s friendship only lasts until the next girl comes along- and this happens several times with different girls, until finally nobody is left. There is the regret of not being true friends and Sarah’s regret that nobody wants to be her friend.
Eclipse (The Twilight Saga, #3)
Eclipse is a story of how difficult it can be to choose between two things you love. The book follows Bella, who loves Edward Cullen but also feels a connection towards Jacob Black, who is a werewolf. As the mystery around Edward’s past is revealed, Bella tries to make peace between her love for Edward and her more carnal feelings towards Jacob. There is the regret of choosing the wrong partner, and perhaps a little bit of jealousy on Edward’s part towards Jacob.
Books that gave you the ‘I regret putting off reading this book for so long’ feeling?
There are some books that are incredibly amazing, and you wonder how you could have ever put off reading them for so long such as:
The Giver (Hologram)
The Giver is a novel that follows the memories of Jonas, who lives in a seemingly perfect world. But there are many secrets in his world, and despite being warned never to look for them, he discovers the terrible truth. This book is full of regret, because of the choices made by characters that changed their lives.
The Catcher in the Rye
The Catcher in the Rye is a story about Holden Caulfield who thinks he understands everything that is happening in the world but doesn’t. He makes terrible choices, including running away from school and spending time in a mental institution. It’s about the regrets of mistakes made during this period of his life, and what he learns from them.
The Great Gatsby (Blooms Modern Critical Interpretations)
The Great Gatsby is a story about Jay Gatsby and his long-lost love, who now lives near Gatsby with her rich husband Tom. He falls deeply in love with Daisy and wants her back, but there are many obstacles that stand in his way. It’s about the regret of mistakes made in the past, and how Gatsby tries to understand and deal with it.
Regret is a powerful emotion. It can keep us up at night, make us second-guess our decisions, and make us wish we could go back in time to change things. But what if regret didn’t have to be such a negative force? What if we could learn to use it as a tool for growth instead?
These books about regret offer readers a new perspective on emotion, one that encourages them to see the potential for positive change. Whether you’re looking for insight into your own life or simply want to read a good story, these titles are sure to leave you thinking about regret in a different light. Have you read any of these books and experienced this feeling?