Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the Broke and Bookish
Hey guys! It is time for another TTT! This week it is rewind – so I decided to go with Top Ten books about tough subjects. I feel like I have read a lot of those recently and they are always so important and integral to today’s society! Without further ado and in no particular order:
10. Only Ever Yours by Louise O’Neill – I think anyone who has read this book will agree with me! This book was extremely hard hitting and hit the nail on the head when it comes to women in today’s society! I struggled for words when I wanted to write a review!! If you haven’t read this book – then go get a copy and read it!!
9. Asking for It by Louise O’Neill – Before you ask, no, this isn’t going to be a TT Louise O’Neill list! However, this book made me bawl my eyes out and I was angry as well!! It does not go the way you think it will and I think this is a very true look at situations that don’t always have a happy ending!
8. This Is Where it Ends by Marieke Niejkamp – We get a lot of books that feature the aftermath of a school shooting… which is also important. However, what goes through peoples minds during the school shooting? How do people react if they know the person with the gun – and how do their family members get treated? I think this book was a great look into school shootings and it left me reeling for days afterward!!
7. What We Saw by Aaron Hartzler – This is actually based on true events. What I loved about this book was the fact that it wasn’t told from the perspective of either the victim or the perpetrator, but from the point of view from an outsider who is trying to figure out what happened. It takes a very real look at society’s reaction (particularly amongst teens) to sexual assault and the role that social media plays in that.
6. Because I Love You by Tori Rigby – I think this may have been the first book to feature teen pregnancy that I have read? This book deals with multiple issues, with teen pregnancy being at the centre of it and I feel like all the issues are presented well within this book!
5. Dangerous Girls by Abigail Haas – Maybe not a tough subject in the typical sense, but in the sense that, how do we know if anyone is ever really truly innocent or guilty of any crime? “wouldn’t we all look guilty, if someone searched hard enough?”
4. Rites of Passage by Joy N. Hensley – Another interesting look at women in today’s society – and how they are treated in certain situations!! This book definitely had me hooked and rooting for Sam to succeed!!
3. The Fat Girl by Marilyn Sachs – This book takes a look into controlling relationships. It was actually pretty moving and I hated Jeff wth a very large amount of passion.
2. Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuka – This book. Just this book. This book moved me in so many ways that even when I think about it, I still feel like tearing up! Brother and sister, forbidden romance, taboo subject. Do you need anymore reason to read this book?!?
1. Reclaimed by Sarah Guillory – I don’t want to give too much away about this book, so it is pretty hard to comment about it! However, this book does deal with some pretty tough issues, and in such an amazing way!
That’s it!! Have any of you guys read any of these books? What did you think?
What topic did you choose for this weeks rewind? Feel free to leave links and comments and I will check them all out!