Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a really cool original feature/weekly meme created over at The Broke and Bookish. Each week they post a new Top Ten list that bloggers join in on answering. And today I'm one of them :)

This week the topic is:

Top Ten X Genre Books:
I'm supposed to fill in the X with my choice.... and I'm going to go ahead and choose:
YA Books about Death/Suicide.... (really cheery, I know)

1.  Love You, Hate You, Miss You -By: Elizabeth Scott
I started reading this one and just wanted to read all night to finish it.  I love how the main character comes across so real and truthful.  You can't help but feel for her.

2.  Hate List -By: Jennifer Brown
It's a book about grieving for someone you're not allowed to grieve for.  Val is devastated by the loss of her boyfriend, but he did a terrible thing that she can't understand.  She's stuck between sadness and anger, suspicion and savior.

3.  Cracked Up To Be -By: Courtney Summers
It's all about guilt in this one.  Guilt and forgiveness.

4.  Thirteen Reasons Why -By: Jay Asher
Well you can't have a suicide list without this book.  It's THE suicide book.  I really liked this one because of the non-traditional element of it (the whole listening to a cassette tape thing).

5.  The Lovely Bones -By: Alice Sebold
Not really sure this is classified as YA, but it's about a young girl so I'm gonna go ahead and put it in that range.  Awesomely sad book, so much better than the movie!!

6.  Wintergirls -By: Laurie Halse Anderson
Not my favorite by this author (seriously can anything be as good as Speak??), but it's still a good one about death.

7.  Aimee -By: Mary Beth Miller
This is another book that you just have to find out what happened, even if you're up til 3 AM.

8.  Impulse -By: Ellen Hopkins
I love her books!!  Prose books are so cool!  I especially loved Connor!!

9.  Please Ignore Vera Dietz -By: A.S. King
One of the best books I read last year!  So heartbreaking... although I could've done without the whole pet shop thing...

10.  Undone -By: Brooke Taylor
A great book about friendship and loss.

So that's it.... sorry I was such a downer today! 


  1. Hi there :) just popping in...

    Looks like a great list!

    I'm also your newest follower :) Here is my choice...

    Top Ten Tuesday

  2. I almost did this same topic! I really love sad books for some reason and I love a lot of these. Vera Dietz is one of my favorite books ever.

    My Top Ten Tuesday

  3. I never read the lovely bones, but I have seen the movie:)

  4. The bleakest I've ever read was Nothing. Dark, dark, dark.

    Here's my
    Top Ten Books That Take Place in Paris.
    I'd love to have you stop by!

  5. I'd never have anticipated that a blog with this title would choose a Top Ten list so bleak! Interesting.

    1. Haha yeah, pink polka dots and death don't really go together lol!!

  6. I love love Wintergirls and Thirteen Reasons Why. And intriguing list. I also never would have guessed that a blog named pinkpolkadot would choose this list! :)

    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    ~Danica Page
    Taking It One Page at a Time

  7. I love this list. I've read 6/10 and another 2 I've been meaning to read for a long time. The other two are on my TBR now. Thanks!

  8. Also, I feel like I don't know many people who've read Aimee. I read that 5 or 6 years ago and really really liked it.

  9. I love that you did something different! I love Dystopia, but I'm kind of getting sick of seeing the same books over and over, so Bravo! to you. You've earned a new follower in me for your originality! I've read a bunch of these and you have great taste in death books! I would have also added If I Stay by Gayle Foreman (it's kind of a death book) and Everlost by Neal Shusterman! Happy Reading!

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    1. I have If I Stay sitting on my shelf... gonna read it soon!!

  10. Haven't heard about any of these books, but they sound interesting. Very nice blog, Michelle. Come and visit my blog http://whatafeeling-mailene.blogspot.com/

  11. I absolutely adore CRACKED UP TO BE and PLEASE IGNORE VERA DIETZ! I'm so happy to see them on your list!

    Thanks for stopping by The Hiding Spot!

  12. Hmm...interesting topic! I agree with what you said about 13 Reasons...I liked the cassette tape thing too, and I thought it dealt with the topic really well. Good list, way to tackle a tough topic!

  13. New follower! I think this was a great list! And I ADORE Ellen Hopkins too! I've read every last one of her books. Wintergirls and 13 Reasons Why are 2 of my faves from your list. Here is my TTT if you'd like to check it out and follow back: http://theonceandfuturelibrarian.blogspot.com/2012/03/top-10-tuesday-historical-fiction.html

  14. This is an interesting list. I've only read 13 Reasons Why but now I want to read all your other's. Thanks!