Five Minute Review: Veronika Decides to Die

In my quest to read 52 books in a year over the course of 2017, I’ve had some hits and some misses. This has to be one of the good ones. I looked forward to reading it every evening before bed, and would recommend it to anyone.

If I had to describe Veronika Decides to Die in five words, it would be:

Life-affirming, soothing and beautiful.



The premise of this book is a girl named Veronika who decides to commit suicide by taking an overdose. She survives her suicide attempt, but wakes up in hospital seriously ill and with only a few days to live. And so it begins…


Honestly, as morbid as this sounds, it’s truly beautiful and life-affirming. It’s a relatively easy read, and as with The Alchemist, I finished it feeling uplifted- Coehlo just has a gorgeous, lyrical style of writing that captures you from start to finish.

Would I recommend it to a friend? Absolutely!

Marks out of 10: 8

That’s it folks!
What should be the next book on my list? 

Lots of love,




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