It’s time for Top 5 Wednesdays, a weekly meme created by gingerreadslainey and hosted by Sam @ThoughtsOnTomes. If you want to know more or join as well, just go to the Goodreads group by clicking here. This week we are talking about books with “hard” topics, which could be anything from sexual assault, mental or some other kind of illness to really anything you can think about. There are so many books that would be great examples to talk about here, so let’s see which devastating stories I can find.
- Nineteen Minutes by Jodie Picoult
This book is about the aftermath of a school shooting from various perspectives. I remember reading this one quite clearly and it was more than a little scary to see it broken down into components where you actually get the shooter …
- The Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick
I guess most of you know the movie and know that it’s about mental health. I thought it was a good book.
- The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
Murder and rape! All from the eyes of the victim! That book ruined my feels.
- The Bang-Bang Club by Greg Marinovich and João Silva
This is the real account of photo-journalists and their dilemma between capturing war regions and intervering in events.
- How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff
Okay, this one I have talked about before, but I remain of the opinion that it dealt brilliantly with a really difficult topic. I am not sure I could handle a World War III and the books raises some interesting questions about all the things we wouldn’t be prepared for.
What are some books with difficult topics you can think of? Have you read any from my list?