Top Ten Books That Make You Think (About The World, People, Life, etc.)
Hmm good topic this week! And, depending how you look at it, could be appropriate to the significance of today. I can’t believe another year has passed already… but I find with each passing year, everyone’s stories of where they were at that moment will still feel fresh in their minds. I wrote about my memories of 9/11 last year, here.
- The Help by Kathryn Stockett
- The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
- The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce
- Still Alice by Lisa Genova <– One of the first books I read that dealt with Alzheimer’s.. it still stands out in my mind.
- Push by Sapphire
- A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini <– I didn’t think Hosseini’s second book would strike me as amazing as his first one, but it did in different ways but both are phenomenal
- Room by Emma Donaghue
- Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother by Amy Chua <– This book sparked so much controversy, but it definitely made me reflect on my own upbringing
- Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer <– A touching story about a child who misses his father after he dies in the World Trade Center… while the circumstances in the book might be at times disbelieving, it illustrates the impact that that day had on not only the spouses but the children of the victims.
- Flashforward by Robert J. Sawyer <– Definitely something that sparks discussion… whether a glimpse into your future means you’re unable to change it.
I didn’t have too many comments on all my picks.. most I feel are pretty self explanatory!
And of course, what made your Top 10 list this week? Share your link and I’ll check it out too!