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!
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Maybe later tonight hell will freeze over and donkeys will start flying out of my ass. It all seems possible at this point.
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.
Top Ten Books That You Wish Were Taught In Schools
This is a little hard for me, because more often than not, I think teaching books in schools tends to ruin an otherwise very good book. There were very few books that I actually liked that I had to read in school, and even those books I liked, by time we finished analyzing the books, taking tests, and writing papers, I had negative feelings towards the books. So in a hypothetical world, where teaching doesn't ruin a book, these are those that I think should be taught.
Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell
So many issues to discuss in this one. Family dynamics, friendship, parental relationships, bullying, and cultural history. Good stuff all around.
If I Stay (If I Stay #1) by Gayle Forman
I would have a hard time justifying this one, but some of the topics include decisions, and life and death.
Teens dealing with mental illness. Recognizing the need for medical intervention.
Looking for Alaska by John Green
A great coming of age novel. Think Catcher in the Rye, but more current. It would actually work for the other TTT topic, and could easily be paired with Catcher. I think there are some forward thinking schools that do teach this book, which is great.
My Life After Now by Jessica Verdi
This book can get a little preachy, and it is pretty predictable, but the topic is so important, and I just don't know of many books that cover it.
Not That Kind of Girl by Siobhan Vivian
I kind of love this book for it's different views on women and sexuality. How do/should women act in order to have the most power? So many interesting discussions can come from this book.
Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
Another book that I think may already be taught in some schools. It deals with SUCH an important topic. This is an issue that so many girls face and the guys in the classroom can bring in their perspective.
Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
Once again bullying is being dealt with her, as well as suicide. Such a memorable take on both issues.
The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen
Why? Because no TTT would be comeplete without a Sarah Dessen book. But really, I picked this one because it deals with some interesting issues including family issues as well as dealing with an unexpected loss and how to move on from it.
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games #1) by Suzanne Collins
This may be a bit of a stretch, but I think it deals with some interesting issues including, some morality issues. As well as survival issues. Plus it's a great book.