I’m back! I haven’t participated in Top Ten Tuesday in a couple weeks because I’ve just had no answers for the topics. I almost thought this week was going to be a no-go, too, but when I got to thinking a little more, I came up with some books!
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This week’s Top Ten Tuesday is a Top Ten Books Dealing with Tough Subjects (abuse, suicide, grief etc or something personal hard for you). I read a lot of Paranormal and Dystopian, but while they deal with tough subjects, I don’t think that’s the main focus. But I got to thinking a little harder, and I have definitely read some.
- She’s Come Undone by Wally Lamb – I read this in high school, and I don’t remember a lot about it, but I do remember that it was the first book that really unsettled me and made me think.
- My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult – On the surface, this was a cancer book, which is a tough subject in its own right, but it also deals with family struggles in the wake of cancer and issues of morality and fairness.
- The Pact by Jodi Picoult – I think it’s safe to say almost anything by Jodi Picoult can be on this list, and my list will contain several, but The Pact was a book dealing with teenage murder/suicide and suicide pacts, and it was a very emotional read for me.
- 13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher – This book wasn’t as heavy and heartbreaking as I expected it to be, but it did deal with the subject of suicide, and I found it to be very interesting.
- The Fault in Our Stars by John Green – This was a wonderful book, but the thought of cancer and teenage mortality really gets to me.
- Plain Truth by Jodi Picoult – This book dealt with murder, unplanned pregnancies, and the strict values of the Amish.
- Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry – I literally just finished this one, but I thought it was wonderful. It covered death, mental illness, and abuse.
- Sarah’s Key by Tatiana del Rosnay – This book dealt with the cruelty that ensued during the Holocaust, and I thought it was a really emotional, great book.
- The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton – I read this in junior high and loved it, but it wasn’t until I read it again as an adult that I realized how intense it really was. Drugs, alcohol, poverty, class distinctions, bullying, murder, and suicide, this book really covers a lot of touch subjects.
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