Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Top Ten Books Dealing With Tough Subjects

Hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, this is Top Ten Tuesday: This week is 
Top Ten Books Dealing With Tough Subjects

Before I begin my top ten list, I've got to say that I have slacked off big time on my reading. With super busy times at work proofreading, a lot of games on my iPhone and many family and social engagements, I have just not made reading a priority and that's changing ASAP. I did finish Speak last week and thought it was very well done so we'll start off the list with that one.

Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
Tough Subject: Rape

A Child Called "It" by Dave Pelzer
Tough Subject: Extreme Child Abuse

Go Ask Alice by Beatrice Sparks
Tough Subject: Addiction

Night by Elie Wiesel
Tough Subject: War and Genocide

A Piece of Cake by Cupcake Brown
Tough Subjects: Death, Addiction, Rape, Childhood Abuse, Prostitution

Sickened: The Memoir of a Munchausen by Proxy Chilldhood by Julie Gregory
Tough Subject: Childhood Abuse/Munchausen by Proxy

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Steven Chbosky
Tough Subjects: Mental Illness, Abuse, Homophobia, Peer Pressure

Black Boy by Richard Wright
Tough Subjects: Racism, Homelessness

A Question of Power by Bessie Head
Tough Subject: Mental Illness from the point of view of someone with the disease

Forever by Judy Blume
Tough Subject: (not really tough I guess in comparison but...) Losing Virginity


Susan said...

Ha! I know what you mean -- I spend WAAAYYY too much time playing word games on my Kindle. It cuts into my reading time, not to mention my housekeeping time ...

Anyway, I've read most of the books you list and I agree, they're definitely about tough issues. Good books, though!

lillylilac said...

Good list, I love Perks of Being a Wallflower as well.