Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
There's something impenetrable about him that makes me afraid to look him in the eye. He's old enough to be my father, and in real life I'd be completely grossed out, but somehow, over the past few months, my life has slid far away from anything approximating real, and so Christoph, like everything else in the shadowy dream world I inhabit when the lights go down, has somehow become a possibility.
*This is and ARC copy. Page number and quotes may not be the same in the finished copy.
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.
Top Ten Books Dealing With Tough Subjects
If I Stay (If I Stay #1) by Gayle Forman
I know I have talked about this before, but it is such a powerful book about death, and finding the will to live. So amazing and so powerful.
Looking for Alaska by John Green
Another book that deals with some hard subjects. I won't go into what, but it is so amazing. Honorable mention goes to The Fault In Our Stars. I didn't want to put two John Green books on here, but it is equally as powerful.
Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
I may have mentioned this book before, but it remains one of the most powerful books I have ever read. It is just simply amazing. I think it should be a must read for everyone.
Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
I read this years ago, and it's still with me. A great look at suicide and what would cause someone to pick that option.
Go Ask Alice by Beatrice Sparks
I know, I know. This is a work of fiction meant to be a autobiography. Doesn't matter. I read this in middle school and it kept me off of drugs my entire life. Scared the crap out of me.
Life is But a Dream by Brian James
I thought a really well done look at mental illness. I found it to be very engaging and real.
Identical by Ellen Hopkins
Really you can put any Ellen Hopkins book in here and it will be a book dealing with tough subjects. I don't know if she's ever written a happy fun book.
Just Listen by Sarah Dessen
I don't know if any of my lists would be complete without a book by Sarah Dessen. This one deals with a few hard topics, and it just so very good to book. All of her books deal with tough issues. But they are so very good.
The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
I debated a while putting this on the list. I don't normally think of it as a book dealing with tough issues, but really it does. Between orphaned kids, abused & neglected kids, social issues, murder. There are some things going on here.
Pushing the Limits (Pushing the Limits #1) by Katie McGarry
Yes, it's a love story, but that doesn't take away from the fact that the characters are dealing with some pretty tough issues.