Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish.
Each week they will post a new Top Ten list that one of their bloggers over at The Broke and the Bookish will answer. Everyone is welcome to join.
This week’s topic is: Top Ten Books Dealing With Tough Subjects
I’m going to break this down into a few different categories.
Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher [review]
The S-Word by Chelsea Pitcher [review]
Saving June by Hannah Harrington [review]
Megan, Megan 2 and Megan 3 by Mary Hooper
Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green [review]
A Walk to Remember by Nicholas Sparks
She gets a category of her very own. She writes such lovely books that sometimes deal with really tough issues. Eating disorders, Teen Pregnancy, suicide, death, divorce – I think she may be the queen when it comes to young adult books that deal with tough issues.
A few of my favourite by her are:
Someone Like You by Sarah Dessen
The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen
So I may have cheated and gotten a few more than 10… but I liked coming up with books for this week’s topic. There are so many books out there dealing with serious issues and I can’t wait to check out other people’s lists from this week to see the books they listed!
I adore Sarah Dessen, so I love how she gets her own category in your post! 🙂 The Truth About Forever is one of my favorites!
Alice @ Alice in Readerland
Love your new blog theme, it’s so pretty! 🙂
Aww… Thanks Alice! I have no graphics skills what so ever so it’s taken a while for me to use a picture that’s not the default… but I’m liking how my MS paint skillz turned out 😛 I really appreciate the kind words!
Sarah Dessen tackles some heavy stuff while still keeping this feeling of lightness to her stories. Maybe it’s the covers? Anyways, nice list!
You might be onto something… maybe IT IS the covers? Thanks for visiting 🙂
I still haven’t read Sarah Dessen. Hopeless and Speak are amazing. And I loved A Walk To Remember. Great picks!
I like that you made a category solely for Sarah Dessen. She has some powerful books among her titles, and I have to say that JUST LISTEN is my favourite. Great selections this week 🙂
I love your Sarah Dessen category!!! She definitely tackles a lot of issues in her books!! I can’t wait for The Moon and More! Also 13 Reasons Why, Speak, and TFIOS are definitely favorites of mine 🙂
Thanks for stopping by My TTT
Great list… I didn’t include Sarah Dessen in mine, but I’m sort of kicking myself for that right now. 🙁 That’s a normal reaction to these TTT posts for me, though. 😉
Great list of books you have here! I love all of Sarah Dessen’s books (that I’ve read) and love how she deals with tough issues. Saving June was on my list as I absolutely LOVE it and think it deals with suicide really aptly without feeling distasteful. The Fault In Our Stars is a really good book as well, really raw and rich and powerful 🙂
Feel free to check out my top ten here
The S-word is close on my list, I got an ARC I better read soon 🙂
sarah dessen is so good! the truth about forever still affects me to this day.
Me too! And that’s a huge reason why she got a category of her on my list – because so many of her books just stand out in my mind her characters are so real and vivid to me despite it being years since I read them. Thanks for visiting!