Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday

This week's topic is:
Top Ten Books dealing with tough subjects...
Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
A very interesting take on the story of a suicide. Let's you into a troubled mind that just wanted a kind person to take notice and help them. 

The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides 
I really enjoyed this novel and I liked the whole premise. This novel shows that there is always more to the story and that appearances can be deceiving. 

The Chosen One by Carol Lynch Williams (my review)
A fictional inside look at cult life. It's heartbreaking to think about this going on. 

Scars by Cheryl Rainfield (my review)
A lot of raw emotion in this read. A great glimpse into the mind of a troubled teenager.

 by Patricia McCormick

This was one of my favorite books in middle/high school. I just felt like Patricia McCormick know exactly what it felt like to be a teen. It made me feel less alone.

Lark by Tracey Porter
(my review)
This was a beautifully tragic story about a young girl being murdered and two girls trying to come to terms with it. 

Living Dead Girl
 by Elizabeth Scott

A story from the perspective of a girl who was kidnapped years ago and has been living with the terrible person who took her. Totally horrifying and heart-wrenching. 

Such a Pretty Girl
 by Laura Weiss

A girl's sexually abusive father is let out of prison early, so she still lives at home and has to deal with the new circumstances of his release. 

Bitter End by Jennifer Brown (my review)
A realistic look at how a teen girl can be sucked into an abusive relationship without hardly realizing what happened. 

But I Love Him
 by Amanda Grace
 (my review)
A teenage girl finds herself in a very abusive relationship and looks back on how she got here. 

Well, now I'm thoroughly depressed...

The Broke and the Bookish is a group of college aged and twenty somethings that have an unhealthy obsession with reading and would spend every last penny on books even if it meant skipping a few meals. We are the people  who lurk in the library, buy handbags based on how many books can be stashed in them, and who refer to characters in books as if they are personal friends.
We sought after other bookish college students to share in our love for reading and were brought together by the College Students group on Goodreads that was created in September 2008. Our desire to share great books with each other in and our tendency to be opinionated and passionate about all things book related naturally led to the birth of The Broke and the Bookish in June 2010.


  1. I haven't read The Virgin Suicides, but I watched the movie and though it was pretty good. I loved Cut and Thirteen Reasons Why. I haven't read Bitter End, but I do love Jennifer Brown so I'll have to check that one out.

  2. Oh my god, so many of these books sound fantastic (in a sombre, mood-killing way). Particularly Thirteen Reasons Why, Lark, Living Dead Girl, Such a Pretty Girl, Bitter End, and But I Love Him... so basically everything, haha. Thanks for adding new books to my to-read list!

  3. Such good choices! I've read most of these and they are definitely tough. Super tough to read though!

    girl loves books

  4. Nice choices. I haven't had the chance to read Lark or Cut. They seem like really good books. Thanks for the recs.

  5. I have only read 2 of those and I'd pick them for my top 10 too. I really want to read The Virgin Suicides and Bitter End, though the others are also on my wishlist. Yeah, this week's topic is extremely depressing. Thanks for sharing!

  6. Great list! The only one I've read is Thirteen Reasons Why, I'll have to check out the others. Thanks for the suggestions!


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