Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Top Ten Books Dealing With Tough Subjects

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the fabulous ladies at The Broke and the Bookish. This week's topic is the Top Ten Books Dealing With Tough Subjects. Ready? Let's go!

Saving June is about suicide, finding out answers, and grief. There's also hope, love, and an unforgettable road trip. If you haven't read it yet, please do!

Goodness, how I loved The Survival Kit. It's about a girl who lost her mother to cancer and all the emotions and basically crap she has to deal with. She's not the same and is tired of people wanting her to be. But she also finds comfort in a boy who lost his father to cancer the previous year. Grief and healing, that's what this book is about.

First off, it's John freaking Green. This guy knows how to pull the heart strings. It's amazing how many times The Fault In Our Stars made me laugh and then made me cry. Unforgettable.

I know I constantly mention The Sea of Tranquility but it's one of my favorite books and also one of the hardest books I've ever had to read. We're talking bawling and needing time to recover hard. Oh, but it's so worth it!

This is the classic epic battle between good versus evil. It's about standing up for what you believe in, even if it means sacrificing your life. Yep, I cried at least ten different times reading Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

Again, Wintergirls is not an easy read. Plenty of girls and even boys deal with weight issues and anorexia. Though it's a tough one to get through, I cannot recommend it enough.

Living Dead Girl is disturbingly good. I'm fairly certain I had to read at least five happy books before my heart could finally heal. It's about a little girl who was abducted as a child and how she's still living with her capture five years later...only now he speaks of killing her. It's intense, it's horrific, but it's good.

Suicide, notes left behind, and one boy's quest to find the answers. Thirteen Reasons why offers a fresh take as to how we (as a whole) can affect someone, even if we didn't mean to. It's brutally honest.

The cover may have a heart in it, but it's trapped in a block of ice. This doesn't even begin to cover the intensity that is Dreamland. By far, this is Sarah Dessen's darkest book. It's about being in a abusive relationship and not knowing how to get out of it, especially when you still think you love him. This book will make you want to hug your mama and never let her go.

Another book about being in an abusive relationship only this time, the main character still believes there's a good person in there somewhere. In Bitter End, she goes against her friends and those she loves most just for this one guy who she truly believes loves her back. Maybe he does, but he sure does have a horrible way of showing it.

What are some books you guys have read that deals with tough subjects? Did you love them or did you love/hate them?


  1. I LOVE SAVING JUNE!! That book was so amazing and I keep reading it over and over again and not get bored, it was so amazing! And also, my name is June so you know......hehe

  2. Dreamland made me so sad when I read it, which I wasn't expecting as it's a Sarah Dessen book. But it was seriously good though, and an eye opener into that time of relationship.

  3. totally love all of your picks and agree with them :)

  4. I'm so glad to see SAVING JUNE on your list... I love that book sooooo much!

    I own quite a few of these and have yet to read them... looks like I have some catching up to do!

    Second Chance Summer ended up on my list too, Shanyn! :) You were right, I ended up crying A LOT. :) I've been meaning to read Butter... and Easy keeps popping up all over the place, so I plan on checking that one out too. Great List. :)

  5. Oh my gosh, how did I NOT include Harry Potter on my list?! That is the epitome of good versus evil. Well done :)

  6. I completely agree with you on The Sea of Tranquility! I LOVED it so much! I've also read the fault in our stars and harry potter. I need to read Dreamland though, been hearing good things about it!

    - Juhina @ Maji Bookshelf

  7. Nice! John Green is on mine also(:


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