Top Ten Tuesday: Books That Made Me Think…

2012, Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday: Books That Made Me Think…

About Life…


Looking For Alaska by John Green – What are we doing with our lives?! This book made me consider a great perhaps… ;)

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky – Made me think about how many moments I chose not to participate in my own life. CHOOSE TO PARTICIPATE, PEOPLE! :)

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green – Gosh…this book made me think about how we should love the people in our lives with our every breathe, because there are people whose lives get cut too short.

If I Stay (If I Stay #1) by Gayle Forman – All I could think about was how life can be over in the blink of an eye….seriously. Besides making me cry, it made me want to hug everyone I love.


About People…


Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher – Reading what it could be like for a kid who is constantly tormented, sometimes unintentionally, really made me think about how I treat others. You never know what someone’s already going through, so why add on to that.

Send by Patty Blount – I turn, I never considered a book from the point of view of the bully would be so emphatic. It really made me think how it’s not always good vs. evil…sometimes it’s just a mistake.

What I Saw And How I Lied by Judy Blundell – What would you do for your family? How far would you go? I really can’t say too much without spoiling it for you, but I see a lot of true crime shows on tv that always make me think of this book…and it always enrages me.


About the World…


The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games #1) by Suzanne Collins – Need I say more?!

Delirium (Delirium #1) by Lauren Oliver – A world without love is no world for me!!

Wither (The Chemical Garden #1) by Lauren DeStefano – In this world, I’d be dead already since I’m way past the life expectancy, but it made me think how awful it could be to always live in fear of being kidnapped, killed, or married off for breeding purposes. *shudders*


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16 Responses to “Top Ten Tuesday: Books That Made Me Think…”

  1. barefootmeds

    Love your choices – TFIOS and Thirteen Reasons just blew my mind for good, I had to basically debrief myself. I’m especially keen to read “Send”.

  2. Becky@Cardigans, Coffee and Bookmarks

    Wow! I loved TFIOS, Perks of Being a Wallflower, Looking For Alaska, 13 reasons why, and The Hunger Games. A few of them are on our list too! Great post! Here’s Ours

  3. Sara

    I love when I see lists and I have read the majority of the books on it and I can 100% agree with everyone thing you have said. John Green, his novels know how to get a person thinking.

    Here’s my Top Ten Tuesday

  4. nea barabea (@neabarabea)

    Beautiful list!! I love most of the books on your list!! :) :) The others I haven’t read yet :P The fault in our stars is so good, and If I stay!! <3 <3 And the Hunger Games on this list I think it's a must :P ;)

  5. Adina

    Great list. The Hunger Games always struck me how it just a few steps away from some of todays reality shows. They don’t commit murder but they do thrive on the misery and in some cases humiliation of contestants, and the appetite of the general public for such fare.

  6. Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books

    John Green’s books ALWAYS make me think. For real. I love how with simple situations and just blunt moments between his characters we kind of end up thinking about life and other things.

    And yes, The Hunger Games definitely made me think too! Lot of what-ifs with that book.

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