Top Ten Tuesday


Top Ten Tuesday was started by The Broke and the Bookish. Every Tuesday there’s a different topic. This week is top ten books for readers who like being left thinking about the book long after reading it.

10. challenger deep Challenger Deep – Neal Shusterman. This book deals with what it’s like for some people to live with schizophrenia. It was eye-opening and the more I read, the more I could see the parallels between the real world and Caden’s fantasy world.

9. something real Something Real – Heather Demetrios. With how many reality shows are on TV these days, this book makes you think of the affects being raised on camera in front of millions of people can have on the children of the show.

8. heart and other black holes My Heart and Other Black Holes – Jasmine Warga. A book dealing with depression and with healing. The way the author described depression and the affects it has on people were so spot on.

7. no parking No Parking at the End Times – Bryan Bliss. This book deals with something a little different where it’s not the teenage characters messing up, it’s their parents. What do you do when your parents keep making bad decisions and you can no longer trust them?

6. way we bared our souls The Way We Bared Our Souls – Willa Strayhorn. The grass isn’t always greener on the other side. That sums up this book. Five kids with different burdens in life end up switching with each other.

5. faking normal Faking Normal – Courtney C Stevens. This book focuses on the aftermath of being attacked and trying to deal with it. Can you ever truly heal? Should you forgive?

4. lies we tell ourselves Lies We Tell Ourselves – Robin Talley. A book set during the time of desegregation. How would you have reacted in the characters’ situation?

3. when reason breaks When Reason Breaks – Cindy L Rodriguez. Another book dealing with depression and also anger issues and suicide(not a spoilers, it’s in the synopsis). Are one person’s reasons ever more important than another person’s?

2. positive big Positive – Paige Rawl. A biography. This girl is amazing. Born HIV-positive and the whole school finding out, being bullied every day, just wanting to live her life and have fun. This books makes you wonder how people can be so cruel but also how people can be so brave.

1. goodbye The Last Time We Say Goodbye – Cynthia Hand. Another book dealing with suicide. This one has the main character trying to deal with her younger brother’s death. Would you notice? How could you ever deal?


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10 responses to “Top Ten Tuesday

  1. Fantastic list. I have yet to read some of these books, but they’re coming up for me soon. I’m so excited to get to them!

  2. bendingoverbookwards

    Really interesting concept for a list. I’m really looking forward to reading My Heart and Other Black Holes when I get round to it. The Positive biography looks equally hearbreaking and inspiring- I hadn’t heard of it before.

  3. I haven’t read any of those! I really want to read My Heart and Other Black Holes though 🙂 The others I’ll have to add to my TBR

  4. aidylewoh

    Wow, these looks like some really good, deep reads. I do like thinking about a book after I’ve finished it. There’s something about thought-provking books that changes perspective. Aidyl @ Noveltea

  5. I just bought Faking Normal, hopefully I’ll get to it soon!

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