Top Ten Tuesday # 6: Do Not Disturb (OK, please DO disturb.)

May 14, 2013 Abuse, Cormac MacCarthy, Daniel Keyes, Emily Murdoch, Emma Donoghue, Jay Asher, Jon Krakauer, Lionel Shriver, Markus Zusak, Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games, Top Ten Tuesday, William Peter Blatty 15

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week a new topic is given and this weeks topic is:
 Top Ten Books Dealing With Tough Subjects

If You Find Me by Emily Murdoch: This book deals with the after-effects of terrible abuse, and you won’t be able to get the main character, Carey, out of your mind.  My review is here.

Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher: A young girls recounts the reasons she committed suicide.

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins: A bunch of kids are forced by the government to kill each other.  Yup – disturbing.

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak: Just about any book or movie dealing with the Holocaust is bound to make me an emotional mess, but this book is both beautiful and awful.  Read it.

Flowers For Algernon by Daniel Keyes: I read this book in school, and it made me cry.  Not much made me cry back then.  

Room by Emma Donoghue: This has been on my mind as a result of the monster in Cleveland who
locked up three girls for more than a decade.

Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer: If you want to understand just how deadly Mt. Everest can be, you can experience it here.

The Road by Cormac MacCarthy: One of the most frightening post-apocalyptic books I’ve read, primarily because it feels so believable.

We Need To Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver: A sociopath shoots up his school (and commits a couple of other atrocities).  

The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty: The movie freaked me out, and so did the book.






OK, folks!  Let me hear all about the books that disturb YOU.  Link up your picks below!

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Stephanie

15 Responses to “Top Ten Tuesday # 6: Do Not Disturb (OK, please DO disturb.)”

  1. Christine

    I love Into Thin Air and The Road, very different but both equally as challenging in terms of topics and emotions evoked.

  2. Melissa (i swim for oceans)

    I definitely agree with THIRTEEN REASONS WHY. That book is so powerful and poignant, and it’s so well-written, too. Fantastic choices all around this week, and I’m excited to see a survival story like INTO THIN AIR on a list today!

  3. Andi

    Great choices! I included ROOM on my list, too. And thank you for reminding me to read 13 Reasons Why.

  4. mynovelopinion

    Great picks. I included Room and Thirteen Reasons Why as well. Although I haven’t gotten around to actually reading them yet. (Awesome Blog – new follower)

  5. Lectus Read

    I started reading We Need To Talk About Kevin and lost the book at the airport! Well, I wasn’t going to buy it again 🙁 but I watched the movie and loved it.

  6. wendy-book-scents

    For some reason, I’m one of the very few who didn’t read Flowers of Algernon in school. I read it really recently, a few weeks ago in fact, and omg. I was so depressed.

  7. sarah

    Yes. Jay Asher’s 13 Reasons Why stunned me. It has stuck with me for so long.

    Also, Room is on my TBR list. In fact, it’s on my TBR this year or else list …

  8. rivie bleu

    I just found Room and chose it for a challenge, probably for next month. Now, I think it’s going to be harder to read since what happened with the girls. I have We Need to Talk About Kevin, I bought it in 2007 but I still haven’t read it. I don’t remember why I bought it, though. I didn’t know what it was about until about two months ago. The Hunger Games is really disturbing, I don’t know if we’re looking at it only as fiction, because it’s been very popular, specially with teens but I’m not sure we’re really looking at it the way it really is. Kids are turning into killers and it’s something we shouldn’t be okay with.

  9. Jessica Leigh

    I almost put Hunger Games on my list too! Except I probably would have done Mockingjay because that book destroyed me. (And made me really angry) So many people are reading/have read Book Thief. I am definitely going to get it soon!

    Thanks for stopping by my TTT Stephanie!

    Jessica@Lovin’ Los Libros

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