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Top Ten Tuesday #14

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Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.
 
Top Ten Books Dealing With Tough Subjects
 
1. The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold. (This book. Man, it was so hard to read, but wow, it was a very good one. It is about a girl who tells her story from heaven, trying to somehow connect with her family to help them move on and also find her killer.)
 
2. Bared To You, Reflected in You by Sylvia Day. (These are adult novels that deal with very heavy sexual subject matter. Both main characters are incredibly broken and try to have a relationship but have so much heaviness to sort through.)
 
3.The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay. (My heart broke while reading about Nastya and Josh. She suffers from the reminder of a horrific past, and he deals with the loneliness of everyone leaving him. Such an amazing book, but wow, it was hard to read.)
 
4. Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry. (There are some hardcore family issues in this one, but wow, it has to be one of my favorite contemporaries this year. Because despite everything, the two main characters are able to find love and trust within each other.) (Giveaway HERE)
 
5. The Kite Runner by Khaled Houssini. (Another really hard one to read. The worst part of it was the bullying that one of the kids received and the things that were done to him. I can probably never read this book again because it was so disturbing to me.)
 
 
 
6. Thin Space by Jody Casella. (This book does not release until September, but the main character is dealing with the loss of his twin brother and is trying to find a 'thin space' (or a place where he can enter a different dimension) in order to find him.)
 
7. Ten Tiny Breaths by K.A. Tucker (I loved this book, but it still hurt me to see how traumatized our main character Kacey is after the accident that took away the people she loved. She meets Trent, and we finally see things look up for her, before Tucker tears them all down again.)
 
8. Wait For You by J.Lynn (Don't get me wrong- this book is awesome and has more wonderful parts than bad, but I feel bad for our main character who was violated as a teenager and still struggles to move past it.)
 
9. Everneath by Brodi Ashton. (I remember reading this thinking how Nikki even managed to pick herself up and go to school. Reading about her and seeing how utterly low and desolate she was broke my heart.)
 
10. Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher. (It's been so long since I've read this book, but it's about a girl who commits suicide, but has left a tape detailing why.)
 
 




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38 comments

  1. Great choices! I have The Sea of Tranquility waiting for me to read on my Kindle. It sounds so good!

    Here's my list this week --> TTT @ Krista's Dust Jacket

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    1. Oh it was such a great book Krista! You'll really enjoy it!

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  2. Eeeek... I forgot about The Lovely Bones... that book was super disturbing. I honestly thought the movie was better than the book. I think the visual aspect was lacking in the book. I remember being so sad about it that I gave it to our neighbors for their yard sale!

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    1. Oh wow! Yeah I read it once and swore I never would again. I like that you thought the movie was better. I may have to rent it and give it a try!

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  3. A couple of our choices overlap! Love Ten Tiny Breaths and Wait For You! I still need to read The Sea of Tranquility, I have heard nothing but great things.

    Teresa @ Readers Live A Thousand Lives

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    1. Yes Ten Tiny Breaths and Wait For You definitely make my list of top read books this year so far. And I loved Sea of Tranquility- I think you'll really enjoy it!

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  4. Pushing the Limits made it my list too, the things Echo and Noah had to deal with was horrible.
    I agree with you with Bared to You and Reflected in You, both Eva and Gideon had sad pasts that they have to make it through. I'm angry that the author decided to make it from three books to five books though. ):<
    And Everneath! All that isolation! Poor Nikki. ):
    Awesome list Jessica! :D

    My TTT

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    1. YES! I heard Sylvia Day was going to do that and I am not happy. I was really looking forward to the conclusion next month! I totally felt for Echo and Noah- my heart broke so many times in that book- same with Everneath!

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  5. I've been meaning to pick up 13 Reasons for forever. I've heard good things about 10 Tiny Breaths and Everneath, too, and love both covers. Great list!
    Natflix&Books' TTT

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    1. Thanks Natalie! I really loved both Ten Tiny and Everneath. It's been so long since I've read 13 Reasons Why- I think I need to go back and do a reread sometime!

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  6. Great List!! I just picked up Pushing the Limits and Everneath two weekends ago. I'm glad to hear you enjoyed them.

    Here is my TTT: http://jacquesbooknook.blogspot.com/2013/05/top-ten-tuesday-books-dealing-with.html

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    1. Thanks Jacque! I hope you enjoy both of them!!!

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  7. Lovely list as always, Jessica. I have not read Wait for You yet but I have seen it on a couple of lists today and I think I will need to add it to my TBR. I can't believe I forgot The Sea of Tranquility! My favorite book of 2013 and a very heavy subject.

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    1. Thanks CeCe! I really enjoyed Wait For You (I love JLA!) so if you pick it up I hope you'll enjoy it too! And don't you just hate when you forget a book? I do it ALL the time! LOL.

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  8. I've only read one of your books, but wow, THE LOVELY BONES was definitely a tough read. A good one, for sure, just tough. Good pick!

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    1. Thanks Susan! I remember really liking the book once I got past the beginning, but man it was heartbreaking.

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  9. The Kite Runner is another book I forgot to add to my list today! That was one hard book to read.

    Several others are on my TBR, but not all of them :)

    Here's my TTT post.

    Happy reading.

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    1. I honestly don't think I could read The Kite Runner again. As much as I like Hosseini's books they are just so emotionally hard to read. Thanks for stopping by!

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  10. The Sea of Tranquility is on my TBR pile, I'm just waiting on the hype to die down. Judging by your description I shouldn't have waited. Great list!

    Here's My TTT

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    1. Thanks Nikki! Oh, it's such a beautifully written book. Definitely worth picking up!

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  11. I really want to read Ten Tiny Breaths. I LOVE this cover.
    Pushing The Limits was an amazing book and dealt with a lot of tough subjects.
    Great list!!

    Sapir @ Diary of a Wimpy Teen Girl 

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    1. I really enjoyed Ten Tiny Breaths! And I agree- I love this cover too!

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  12. I've three of the books on your list. The Kite Runner was a tough one to read, and I don't think I could handle reading it again either. It was a good book though. Ten Tiny Breaths was also really good and it surprised me with how much I ended up loving it.

    You have a great list!

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    1. Oh I'm glad you loved Ten Tiny Breaths too! I've seen that some people didn't care for it, but I absolutely adored it. I cannot wait for Livie's book next! Thanks for stopping by Michelle!

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  13. TRW is on my wish list, sounds so emotional and intense. The Lovely Bones was so hard to read but well worth pushing through my comfort zone to do so. Great list.

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    1. I agree Trish. As difficult as these books were to read, I'm glad I pushed through because they were memorable and definitely made me appreciate the fact that I haven't gone through anything like some of these characters have.

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  14. The Kite Runner disturbed me as well. The graphic novel affected me even more. Forget the movie, lol. I don't think I could manage watching it. Here is my TTT

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    1. No way. I could never watch the movie, even as beautifully done as it may be. Never happening.

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  15. Pushing the Limits and Everneath definitely put me through the emotion rollercoaster! I've got Ten Tiny Breaths and Sea of Tranquility on my kindle but still haven't gotten around to reading them *sigh* I'm glad you liked them though!
    Thanks for sharing your list :)

    My TTT

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    1. I hope you'll like Ten Tiny and Sea when you get to them! They are two of my favorites this year!

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  16. I'm looking forward to The Sea of Tranquility and Pushing the Limits. I read Thirteen Reasons Why a while ago, too. Such a difficult read.

    Stephanie (Go Flash Go) @ Read, Rinse, Repeat

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    1. I'd like to read Thirteen Reasons Why again sometime. It's been so long I've practically forgotten everything about it.

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  17. Great list! I neeed to read PTL.
    http://www.nobentspines.blogspot.com/

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  18. Thirteen Reasons Why sounds really good and I think I'll pick it up sometime.

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    1. I remember it definitely being good, but also heartbreaking. I'm glad I read it though.

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  19. There are so many of these that I need to read. I mean literally I've only read Thirteen Reasons Why and Wait For You. The rest I've already been wanting to read for a while.

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    1. So many books! Never enough time. Sigh...

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