Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and The Bookish.
This weeks theme is "books that were hard to get through (because of difficulty, subject matter, because it's cringeworthy ..... etc.)"
I haven't really read a whole lot of books that were hard for me to read, so this is more of a Top 5 Tuesday. This list is no particular order.
- The Book Thief by Markus Zusak: This is a WWII/Holocaust book so obviously it's a very depressing book, and I wasn't very successful in getting through this book without tearing up a bit.
- Looking For Alaska by John Green: To be honest, I found TFiOS very sad, but it did not make me cry, but LFA... woah! It ripped my heart out and repeatedly stomped on it. I read it right after reading The Book Thief, so I had quite the bookish hangover that weekend.
- The Color Purple by Alice Walker: I read this last year for my sophomore year of high school. It deals with a lot of painful everyday problems, even thought it was set sometime between the 20's-40's, and many years later those problems are still pretty common, and my attachment to the characters didn't make things easier.
- Count On Me by Melyssa Winchester: I still haven't even gotten half-way through this book, but in the very first few chapters, our main character Isabelle and another character get bullied, and the description is very detailed. It's gruesome really.
- Isla and the Happily Every After by Stephanie Perkins: It's not about this book, but it's always very difficult for me to turn the last page of the last book in a series, and this was the most recent.