Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Top Ten Tuesdays: Books That Tackle Tough Issues

TTT is a weekly meme held by The Broke and Bookish. This week's topic is about books that hold tough issues in society.

1) Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher - Suicide

2) Starcrossed by Mark Schreiber - Suicide and Depression

3) I Heart You, You Haunt Me by Lisa Schroeder - Grief and Loss

4) Willow by Julia Hoban - Self-Injury and Loss

5) To Kill A  Mockingbird by Harper Lee - Racism

6) The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne - Innocence

7) Bloodletting by Victoria Leatham - Self-Injury

8) The Quiet Room by Lori Schiller, Amanda Bennett - Schizophrenia

9) The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath - Mental Illness

10) My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult - Cancer

What books do you like that tackle tough issues? Did I mention any?

Peace and Fangs,


  1. Great list, I've just brought Starcrossed, can't wait to read it.

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  2. I loved 'I Heart You' - well, really I love any verse novel, but that one is truly special. Interesting choices.

  3. I just saw Willow yesterday at the bookstore and thought to myself that I need to read it. I think you have a very good list.


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  4. 1 and 10 are on my list and I LOVED Heart you, haunt you.

    My Top Ten


  5. My Sister's Keeper was on my list too. Great list.

  6. I've been meaning to read The Bell Jar but the way people say they've identified with it. . . I don't know; it sounds almost too disturbing.

  7. Interesting list - you included some great ones that didn't make our list. I was happy to see you included a Lisa Schroeder book. I think she does a great job of addressing grief in her work.

    Reading Lark's Top 10

  8. Wow that is quite a list. I haven't read many but you picked some great ones. I like how you put in a general blurb telling us which issue is tackled.


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