Top Ten Books About Difficult Subjects

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week they pick a fun topic for a top ten list. This weeks list is Top Ten Books Dealing With Tough Subjects.

War

Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein (Review)

Suicide

Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher (Review)

Cancer

The Fault In Our Stars by John Green

The Fault In Our Stars by John Green

Death

The Rules of Inheritance Claire Bidwell Smith

The Rules Of Inheritance by Claire Bidwell Smith (Review)

Addiction

Rachel's Holiday by Marian Keyes

Rachel’s Holiday by Marian Keyes

Mental Illness

It's Kind Of A Funny Story by Ned Vizzini

It’s Kind Of A Funny Story by Ned Vizzini

Marriage

The Uncoupling by Meg Wolitzer

The Uncoupling by Meg Wolitzer

Domestic Abuse

This Charming Man by Marian Keyes

This Charming Man by Marian Keyes

Rape

Speak by laurie Halse Anderson

Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson (Review)

Abduction

Room by Emma Donoghue

Room by Emma Donoghue

Any books you would add?

 

Cover images taken from goodreads.

 

Comments

  1. Deb Nance at Readerbuzz says:

    I don’t know how I could have left Speak off this list. What was I thinking?!

    Here’s my list of top ten books that deal with tough subjects.

  2. Ooh, I didn’t know It’s Kind of a Funny Story was about mental illness! I have that one waiting to be read. More excited about it now. Hurrah!
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    • It takes place mostly in a mental hospital but is such a great book. I’m sure you will enjoy it!

  3. Interesting list! I’ve seen several of these over and over today (TFIOS is on my list, too!), but you have others that I’ve never even heard of. I’ll have to check them out. Thanks for the recs!

    • TFIOS is such a great book and it is funny how often it pops up on blogs. It is starting to become the cancer book.

  4. I can’t believe I forgot Code Name Verity and The Fault in Our Stars. Both really great choices!

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