(Disclaimer I forgot to post this yesterday but had it done!! go me!!) Hello! It’s time for another Top 5 Wednesay (#t5w). This week’s discussion is books with hard topics. Hard Topics are listed as mental health, sexual assault, illness, etc. I thought for sure I was going to have a hard time with this one but amazingly I have tons of these on my shelves. I guess I like a wide array when reading.
The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer – This book probably has more difficult topics in it than most. It has drug abuse, child abuse, serious diseases, and all of the trials and tribulations that they go through. It follows 4 people from teenage years to their later adult years. I actually couldn’t put this book down I needed to know what was going to happen to each person.
Remember My Beauties by Lynne Hugo – It was so good I couldn’t put it down I literally just sat and read it until I was done. This book has drug abuse, child abuse, incest, broken families and illness. Following these people through their journey that also revolved around the horses was amazing. I thought the author actually telling from the horses POV every once in a while was amazing. I would highly suggest this book I believe it was released this week.
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green – Have you heard of this book?? No?? That would be amazing if you hadn’t… This book deals with teens and cancer and how it affects them and their families. It deals with one young lady and her new acquaintance. Be prepared to laugh and cry… sob crying in public mind you.
Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson– I’m not going to say to much about this book since I am only half way through it right now. It is a wonderful book about Jenny’s life and how she copes with her mental illness. I have laughed and cried… I really needed this book at this time and I’m so happy I found it. The front of the book says “A Funny Book About Horrible Things” I feel with this book (and probably her previous one which I don’t own yet) Jenny Lawson is breaking down barriers and opening discussions on mental illness.
Stupid Girl by Cindy Miles- I really enjoyed the first 2 books in this series by Cindy Miles. Each book deals with college age students going through some sort of trauma. Emotional, physical, etc. This is about a young girl entering college and trying to leave her horrible high school experience behind. Then she runs into the bad boy from the other side of the tracks and wonders if people can change. I definitely had tears in my eyes for this one….