Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the awesome people at The Broke and the Bookish
This week’s topic is: Top Ten Books That Make You Think (About The World, People, Life, etc.)
This is just an incredible book. It’s filled with Levithan’s usual incredible insights that always make you think. It’s also about 9/11. I was a freshman in high school then. I was old enough to know it was bad, but not really old enough to grasp the magnitude of how unbelievably bad it truly was. This book really gives you a different perspective, 3 actaully, on that day and the weeks after.
2. Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
Speak is just a remarkable book. Plain and simple.
It’s hard not to see similarities between the our world and Katniss’. It’s very poignant
I really adored this book and whether you loved it or not, you have to admit that it gets you thinking about some things you don’t normally think about.
5. The Giver by Lois Lowery
This was my very first experience with dystopia. I think we read it in 6th grade? I was just in awe of this book. It definitely makes you think about the freedom we have in our lives.
6. Eating Animals by Johnathan Safran Foer
This is a non-fiction about factory farming. I read it because I had some thoughts about becoming a vegetarian. It’s been almost 3 years since I read it and I haven’t ate meat since.
This book is kind of scary in this could happen kind of way.
8. Anything that A.S. King writes
Her books always have a very important issue in them like bullying or sexual abuse. They are very thought provoking.
Jenna Fox is just a great read! It brings up stuff like how far is too far and the role that science should have in life.
You can’t read this book without giving some thought to how you would choose.