Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Books That Make You Think

I decided not to be totally serious on this week's The Broke & The Bookish Top Ten Tuesday. :) So here are 10 books that make me think, either about serious things or how I would react in that world or situation.

1. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak--okay, well obviously this is a serious one. This book is up there with Anne Frank, Eli Wiesel, and others. It makes you wonder about the cruelty of people and if something like that could happen again now.

2. The Help by Kathryn Stockett--I like to think that if I had lived thru that time period, I would have tried to change things too. I don't know if I actually would have had the guts to do anything, but I hope I would have.

3. The Future of Us by Jay Asher--this is coming up soon for me to review, so I won't say much. But I really enjoyed thinking about 1996 me and all the crazy fads again lol.

4. Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin--I just read this one last week and it was heart-breaking in many ways; it really made me think about what I believe happens in the after-life and such.

5. Harry Potter by JK Rowling--no Top 10 is complete without Harry Potter and/or Anna & The French Kiss, right? Lol..."yer a wizard, Harry." I have spent so much time thinking, talking, crafting, researching Hogwarts I could probably find my way around without a Marauder's Map lol. (Oh and stay tuned on Thursday for a very special TILT!)

6. The Winter of Our Discontent by John Steinbeck--what would you do to make your family proud of you again? Anything? Even at the cost of your own beliefs and morals?

7. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green--another heart-breaker. It made me think about life and death and how I'm living my life.

8. 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami--this book has so many twisted, changing plots you have no choice but to think as you're reading it! I need to review it soon too, arg, I am so behind on my reviews!!

9. The Princess Bride by William Goldman--basically, this book makes me wonder what kind of drugs Goldman was on when he came up with this lol.

10.The Summerhouse by Jude Deveraux--ending on a lighter note, I like to think about what week I would go back in time to and if I would change my future or leave it the same.

14 comments:

  1. That last comment has me thinking--maybe I should read the book. Nice list today and I appreciate your explanations along with the titles. kaye—the road goes ever ever on

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    1. It's one of my faves, even if it is a "romance" lol. Glad you enjoyed it and thanks for stopping by!

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  2. The Book Thief had to be included on my list! It was pretty much a given. I really want to read 1Q84 at some point as well, as I've heard it's incredible.

    My Top Ten

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    1. I really enjoyed 1Q84, even though it took me forever! Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. Loved the Fault in Our Stars, HP, and the Book Thief! LOL about The Princess Bride...definitely agree with your explanation. Thanks for visiting my list!

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  4. We have a similar taste in books. Fantastic list!

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  5. I was going to put The Book Thief on my list but ended up going with Between Shades Of Grey instead.

    AH and you just reminded me that I need to get on The Future Of Us. I remember being so intrigued by it and HAD to buy it...and so it has sat on my shelf.

    I had two John Green's on my list but I know I need to get to TFIOS but I know I'm going to BAWL.

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    1. I think The Future of Us is worth it, I enjoyed it. Oh yes, TFIOS will make you cry lol...

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  6. Interesting list. I love Princess Bride book and your comment! The Book Thief was also on my list.

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  7. Ugh, I have The Book Thief, got it months ago, and it sits on my shelf still. I need to get on that! Great list!

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    1. Oh, you absolutely should! I think you'll really enjoy it!

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