to all the books I’ve loved before: JELLICOE ROAD

To-all-the-books-tagHi there, everyone! This tag was created by Chyna at and was inspired by Jenny Han’s novel To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before. Basically, the idea is to write letters to books that you either love now or once used to love. I wasn’t tagged in it, but I decided what the hey! Life is too short to wait to be tagged, you know?

For my letter, I have chosen to write to Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta. Here goes nothing!

Jellicoe-Road-by-Melina-Marchetta_thumbDear Jellicoe Road,

You’re perfect. You know that, right?

I’ve been in love with you since the very first time I read you years ago. There’s something about your fascinating story, your raw emotion, your puzzling mysteries, that I just can’t get enough of. Each summer I pick you up again only to read you once and then to abandon you on my bookshelf for another whole year. Any other book would have left me long ago, but not you. You’re loyalty is impeccable. That’s one of the many things I love about you.

Each time I open your front cover to read you again there’s a fear that lingers in the back of my mind. For some reason I’m afraid that our love won’t be the same this time around, that something will have changed to make the flame dimmer. But then I read you and I’m right back to where I started, head over heels in love for the countless time with you.

Thank you for keeping up your end of this relationship. And don’t you ever worry- I’ll never tire of reading you.



And there you have it! Boy, that was strange to write. It’s weird writing to a book like it’s a person!

What book would you write a letter to? What would you say? Would it be to your current crush or an awful ex? Let me know in the comments section below!



5 thoughts on “to all the books I’ve loved before: JELLICOE ROAD

  1. I am so going to have to try this one. It seems like it will be so much fun to do, and I’m already compiling a list of all the books to write a letter to.

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