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Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Its basically a list of top tens and this week is the top ten books that make you think!

  1. The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak – This one is pretty self-explanatory. A book about war, and fear under nazi rule in Germany. It made me think about all the bad and good things humanity can do.
  2. Rebecca by Daphne du Marier – One of my favourite books of all time. Made me think about power and women. Was the titular Rebecca strong or weak?
  3. The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold-  A really sad book, this one made me think about life and how fast it can be snatched away.
  4. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins – The first dystopian novel I read. Made me think about society, hunger and some of the extreme ways we entertain ourselves even today.
  5. Noughts and Crosses by Malorie Blackman – A extremely clever book, made me think about racism and its effect on society.
  6. Lucky Man by Michael J. Fox – This is a bit of a different one, but Michael J. Fox is one of my favourite actors and his life story and how he has really campaigned for treatment and scientific research for parkinsons disease is inspiring.
  7. Northern Lights by Philp Pullman – I loved Lyra, but I think the idea of an all powerful religion really made me think about how lucky I am to have free choice.
  8. Liesl and Po by Lauren Oliver – A great middle grade book about grief and braver. Made me think about how I would respond if I were in Liesl’s situation.
  9. The Perks of being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky – A thought-provoking novel about a teenage boy and his friends. Such a great book and I am so excited about the film!
  10. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde – Although I didn’t 100% enjoy Dorian Gray, it really made me think about vanity – especially in a world of plastic surgery and an obsession with being thin. Did Oscar Wilde have some kind of time machine?

I hope you enjoyed my top ten this week!

Happy Reading,

Laura 🙂

3 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday

  1. I have to admit that I really really didn’t like The Lovely Bones though I do agree it makes you think. Currently reading The Perks of Being a Wallflower, enjoying it 🙂 x

  2. I’m amazed by how many people are listing The Hunger Games as their first dystopian.
    It’s kind of an updated take on Battle Royale (which, if you liked the Hunger Games, check this out.)

    I’ve also read The Lovely Bones, and loved the book… and yeah, it absolutely haunts you.
    I have the same problem with The Time Traveller’s Wife… parts of that book I just cannot unread -_-

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