Top Ten Tuesday – Top Ten books dealing with a difficult subject
This week on Top Ten Tuesday, we share the Top Ten books we have read that deal with a difficult subject. The subject can be suicide, abuse, drug-use or something that is difficult to us personally. Top Ten Tuesdays is a fun meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, where we share our excitement for books, and I really like how this meme makes me think about the books I read, why I read them, and who to recommend my favorite reads to. So, here we go :
As usual, my list is in no particular order :
The Truth About Lilly Barnes by Kimberly Russell is a story about why Lilly wanted to take her own life, and the reasons behind her decision were very hard to read about!
Most people know what The Fault in our Stars is about, and I was really touched by John Green’s writing in this one! And I have to admit I was very surprised by the ending. It was hard to read about two young people fighting cancer, especially because I thought their story was so compelling.
I love Slammed by Colleen Hoover, but it was very hard to read about a young man whose both parents had died in an accident, and how he was raising his younger brother. I think that ever since I became a mother, stories with either children or parents die touch me on a much deeper level than before – and I don’t mean that I wasn’t touched by this kind of stories before.
Since I just mentioned Colleen Hoover, here is another book by her – Hopeless. Beautifully written, but very hard when the past started unraveling!
I’m not sure if Ida’s Dans has been translated yet, it’s by Norwegian author Gunnhild Corwin, and the last year and a half of her daughter Ida’s life. Ida got leucemia, and she fought a very hard battle and lost it. I cried so much when I read this!
Another book by a Norwegian author: Hvis jeg forsvinner, ser du meg da? is written by Kristine Getz, and it shows her fight and her life with anorexia. I felt so bad for her when I read the book, and it also made me realize that being slim or looking like a model is far from the reason why some people develop this illness! Translated, the title means : if I disappear, will you see me? Pretty telling, no?
I can’t think of any other books with difficult themes that I have read lately – it’s pretty telling too, because I usually read to be in another world, and to be entertained. And books that touch that tender part of me, with fear or sadness, aren’t the ones I read most often.
What about you? What books with difficult themes to you have to recommend?
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