Top Ten Books Dealing With Tough Subjects

Tuesday, May 14, 2013


This week's Top Ten from The Broke and the Bookish asks for Ten Books Dealing With Tough Subjects. 

1) The Submission: Racism

2) Speak: Rape

3) The Longest Goodbye: Losing your mother to cancer

4) The Cement Garden: Incest

5) Rabbit Hole: Coping with the death of a young child

6) The Innocent Man: The death penalty

7) The Yearling: Animals being killed   

8) Beautiful Boy: Addiction

9) Unbroken: Torture

10) Columbine: School shootings

7 comments:

Riv said...

The Cement Garden would have made it to my list, too. That was overall a heavy book to read.

Sandy Nawrot said...

Now that list is two tons of fun! Haha! Just reading it makes me cringe. However, I really did love Speak and Columbine. Couldn't put them down.

annieb said...

I have only read one of the books on your list--Columbine. It blew me away. Generally, I try to stay away from books that tear me up.

Cecelia said...

SPEAK made my list, too. I love the individuality of each person's list this week - everyone has different 'tough subjects' that hit close to home for them. THE YEARLING didn't come to mind for me, but that book is so beautiful and sad...

Thanks for sharing! If you'd like, you can check out my list here.

Melissa (Avid Reader) said...

Riv - I know! It was so disturbing and yet it was so short.

Sandy - Ha, this week's theme isn't really an upper.

annieb - Well then this is a perfect list of books to avoid!

Cecelia - That's so true! Everyone picks subjects that are tough for them. Somehow no Holocaust books made it on to my list, though that's obviously a tough topic.

Andi said...

They look so much harder to process when the "tough subject" is hanging out there all by itself. lol I enjoyed Speak, but I don't think I've read any of the others! Ack!

Melissa (Avid Reader) said...

Andi - I didn't even think about that! I guess it is much harsher without explanations!

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