Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish where a new topic is given each week by the host blog and participants write up a corresponding list of ten things. Simple, fun, and great for those obsessed with lists. This week's topic is: Top Ten Books That Make You Think.
(1) The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson - How far is too far? I love this book and can't stop recommending it to people. It has a serious wow factor and I definitely think that it is underrated. There is just so much going on in there, so much to make you think, so you much to seriously frighten you if you think too much on it.
(2) Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher - This book made me really question the rippling effect of our actions, how something we do could effect someone else down the line and so on.
(3) The Realm of Possibility by David Levithan - One of my favorite books to date, beautifully written and filled with quotes that I love to plaster everywhere. I feel like I learn something new each time I read this book, that I question something, or that I come to know a new perspective.
(4) The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins - My first ever dystopian novel and the first novel to ever make me question where our world was going and how close we really are to achieving a dystopian world like the one in the book. Really scary stuff.
(5) The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier - Do I dare disturb the universe? I can't see the cover for this book or hear mention of it without that question popping into my mind. I know that it originates from a poem by another author but it isn't that poem that makes me ask myself that very question.
(6) Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson - One of the most powerful YA books I think I've ever read and one that I definitely consider a must-read for just about everyone. A quiet book but it has power.
(7) Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card - Amazing how many of my favorite books keep weaseling their way on to this list, hm? I love Ender's Game. Hands down my favorite science fiction novel ever and one of my favorite novels of all time in general. And one that makes me think. For those of you that haven't read it, I don't want to elaborate too much more than that because I'm afraid of ruining the whole book for you...but, don't just take my word for it, go read it for yourself.
(8) Burned by Ellen Hopkins - Okay, basically anything by Ellen Hopkins is designed to make you think. Her works are so beautifully written, so powerful, so raw, so intense, so many things...Her novels always seem to knock me back on my butt and make me think. Definitely a tough act to follow. [Burned was my first Ellen Hopkins novel, closely followed by Impulse and both have really stuck with me.]
(9) Beauty Queens by Libba Bray - Though it is as thick as it is humorous Beauty Queens is definitely the kind of read that makes you think. All of its snark, sarcasm and irony...there is so much going on in this book. You giggle at something then seconds later stop and actually wonder what it is that you're laughing about. Definitely a thoughtful read.
(10) I just know I'm forgetting something so...-insert that book here- :]