Sep 11, 2012

Top Ten Books That Make You Think

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, and today's theme is "Top Ten Books That Make You Think."

Just Listen1. Just Listen by Sarah Dessen. A lot of Sarah Dessen's books make me question love and the way I treat other people, but this one really hit the mark. It made me think about friendship and what could really lie on the inside of other girls.

2. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. Don't think less of me for this one guys. It made me think about what people will do to survive, and how much they are will to turn a blind eye on to stay under the radar.

3. The Demon's Lexicon by Sarah Rees Brennan. I mean, at the end of my review for this book I told you guys I had to question whether I was evil or not!!

4. Ultraviolet by R.J. Anderson. It portrays a side of mental illness that I had never before even thought about! The kids mentioned in the hospital all had something traumatic that happened to them as children that harmed them and pushed them into the realm of mental illness. It was kind of a beautiful story, and I loved how we never know whether or not the MC is sick or not until the end.

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer (Mara Dyer, #1)5. The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin. (y'all knew this one was coming!) The Unbecoming didn't make me think so much in the sense of other people or the outside world, it just sucked me into Mara's world and left me questioning her sanity even after the second time I read it. So, it made me think about the characters and their world and question her psychiatric state.

6.  The Alchemy of Forever by Avery Williams. While I didn't really love this book, it brought up the age old question of "If you could, would you want to live forever?" And their brand of immortality always came at the expense of someone else, and it made me question myself and what I would do.

7. East of Eden by John Steinbeck. I am being forced to dissect this book chapter by chapter in AP English, so I have to think about it. It does bring up a lot of questions about family and relationships, especially in that time period (early 1900's ish). Plus, we get to discuss Cathy today (she's crazy. it's fantastic).

Across the Universe (Across the Universe, #1)8. Across the Universe by Beth Revis. It made me think about what I would do if I woke up hundreds of years in the future, and my parents were right there, but I couldn't talk to them or wake them up. It made me really imagine Amy's pain. Plus what would it be like to be the only different person in a society of strangers?

9. Ashfall by Mike Mullin. What would you do if you were caught by yourself in such desolate conditions? That's what I kept asking myself as I read it, because Alex does get stuck alone after the super volcano erupts, and he has no idea where his family is and whether or not they're ok!

10. Nevermore by Kelley Creagh. I mean, Poe plus freakish worlds. Also, Isobel does have to make the choice between what she knows is right and the friends she has, and that was though-provoking!

So, that was kind of pathetic, but I did it! Don't mock me :) Leave me a link to yours and I'll go check it out!!
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  1. Awesome list. I really want to read Across The Universe ! I also have The hunger Games on my list. Check out my TTT Here;

  2. Great list! I really like it :) :) The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer was really, well, to me? Weird. I think I sould re-read it because seriously I didn't understand anything about this book. Well, except for Noah! :P :D But really, it was way confusing :S I liked it though. Really need to read The Alchemy of Forever ;) And I really enjoyed the Hunger Games! ;)

  3. Awesome list, just wanted to let you know that I nominated for the Beautiful Blogger Award :)

  4. I loved Just Listen, I've read it more times than any other Sarah Dessen book. I also really loved Nevermore, I'm so excited for the next installment! :) Great list!

    Here's mine :

  5. Great list. It's been ages since I've read any Sarah Dessen. Time for a re-read I think. You've reminded me what I love about her :)

  6. I picked up a Sarah Dessen book from the library but ended up taking it back before I could read it. I definitely intend to check out her stuff though. Great list. Alot of these are on my TBR list.

    Check out my TTT.

    New follower by the way.

    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

  7. great list , i have the hunger games on mine too!

    Katie @ Inkk Reviews

  8. I really liked The Hunger Games series and Across the Universe too. I so need to get to Ashfall!

  9. I liked your list.... I love almost every book you have mentioned and they certainly have made me think.

    I am your new follower.
    Would appreciate a follow back

  10. Oh, I should have added a Sarah Dessen or two to my list as well! She's amazing and her books make me rethink my own life/decisions every time :)

  11. I've heard so much about Sarah Dessen, maybe it's time I give her book a try :D
    Your blog is BEAUTIFUL by the way, I had to follow! I'd love it if you visited me :)


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