Top Ten Tuesday – Books that make you think

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the Broke and the Bookish.

This week’s topic:  Top Ten Books That Make You Think
(About the World, Life, People, etc)

1.) The Things They Carried – one of the most beautiful books about war I’ve ever read. Lovely writing but heartbreaking.
2.) The Book Thief – Though there are a lot of books about the holocaust, this one really sticks with you long after you’ve read it. Beautifully written.
3.) 1984 by George Orwell – The first time you read this in school you’ll just have to examine a lot of aspects of humanity and life. It stays with you.
4.) The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck – Most of Steinbecks work will make you just sit there long after you’ve read them for the first time going over the book in your head (in a good way.)
5.) Anna Karenina – If this book doesn’t make you think about love, jealousy, beauty, betrayal, everything that life encompasses, then I am quite surprised at you.
6.) Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury – Though I love all of Bradbury’s books, this one should be read by all.
7.) The Remains of the Day – This book always makes me think about the extremely small, but oh so significant moments in life. Those moments you should have spoken up, or wished you could have done something differently, and you wonder if it would have changed everything.
8.) Push – Sometimes books are heartbreaking, but they reflect humanity quite honestly.
9.) Middlesex – a wonderful book about figuring out who you are, even if its not who were raised as, and being true to that person.
10.) Blindness – What would the world be like if everyone slowly went blind like a plague? Would we lose all our humanity? An interesting look at what people are like under pressure, societal expectations and of course, an unlikely illness we all hope never comes to pass.
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