Top Ten Tuesday


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 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 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 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 sa 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  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 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 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 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 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 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!

35 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday

  1. Reg @ She Latitude says:

    This is a great list, and I’m ashamed to say I haven’t read any of them! Asking for It, Only Ever Yours, and This is Where it Ends are kind of on my TBR though, except I’m not too sure about that last one because reviews have been really bad (from what I’ve seen). It’s good to see that it made you reel for days afterwards, though – I might check it out. 😀

    Here’s my TTT, if you’re interested. 🙂

  2. Georgiana Darcy says:

    That’s a great choice of topic. A have read a few of the books you mentioned but some are new to me, so I’d love to read them.

  3. Michelle @ Pink Polka Dot Books says:

    LOVE your list. So many I’ve read and really want to read. Reclaimed has definitely been on my TBR for a while, but it’s not one that I hear about a lot so I forgot about it!! Also, Louise O’Neill’s books are on hold for me at the library, so I’m excited to finally read them.

  4. Jamie Wu says:

    These really are heavy subjects. I’m going to have to prep myself before I read them, otherwise I’ll just sink. Get it? Haha…… Jokes aside though, I really appreciate the fact that books like this exist, since it really allows us to empathize with the people who face similar problems and brings attention to things that we might not otherwise have considered.

    • lry93 says:

      I probably should have done that before reading some of these! I think I underestimated them!! I definitely think that it is a great way to put the problems out these that most people would never actually face or even think about!!

  5. Beth (Reading Every Night) says:

    This is a great list, and a great pick for the rewind topic this week as well.
    I haven’t actually read any of these books but I have This is Where it Ends on my to-read list and I really want to get around to it soon.
    A lot of these sounds like really interesting books, and the fact that they deal with tough subjects is just a plus as I’m guessing the fact that they’re on your TTT list this week means they’re good reads! 😀

    • lry93 says:

      I hope you enjoy them all!! I have actually already read Wrecked and I adored it!! I received an E copy from Netgalley a couple of months back 🙂 I did want to put it on this list, but I thought considering it hasn’t come out yet, I should probably wait! 🙂

  6. Paige @ Paige's Pages says:

    I regret that I haven’t read any of these. From reviews, Louise O’Neill sounds like an incredibly powerful writer. I’m actually scared to read Asking For It. I feel like it would be an important experience, but just thinking about the topic makes my chest tight and painful. This is a fantastic list.

    For my TTT, I wrote about books I love but never reviewed:

  7. Kat Impossible says:

    such a great list! I’ve only heard good things about Forbidden and definitely want to read it one day. And I have Because I Love you from NetGalley and will be reading it soon. So, that should be cool too!

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