Top Ten Tuesday is a really cool original feature/weekly meme created over at The Broke and The Bookish. Each week they post a new Top Ten List that bloggers join in on answering... and today (October 2nd) I'm one of them :)
Top Ten "Older" Books You Don't Want People To Forget About
HARD!!! Where to go with this? I was going to just do contemporary that was published in the last 10 years or so (but not in the last 2 years obv.), but then I started thinking about older older books that shouldn't be forgotten like The Outsiders and Diary of Anne Frank. But then I decided to stick with the 2000-2010 decade of books that should not be forgotten about :)
1. Speak By: Laurie Halse Anderson
-Got to put my #1 YA book (besides HP) on here! I hope this one never goes away and young girls are reading it for years to come.
2. & 3. Lock and Key & Just Listen By Sarah Dessen
- My 2 favorite Dessen books.... Sarah Dessen books are going to be a must in any era!
4. Crank By Ellen Hopkins
-I thought this one was just important and since it's semi-based on a true story, it has credibility.
5. The Hate List By Jennifer Brown
-LOVED!! It seems like it's already getting lost since JB has been publishing a lot of other great books. The main character in this one had a unique perspective on school shootings, and so I think it should stay.
6. In Her Shoes By Jennifer Weiner
-I think the fact that there was the movie made the book kind of forgotten about over the years... and the movie was good, but the book was so much better!!
7. Hold Still By Nina LaCour
-Such an important heart-breaking story!
8. Where the Heart is By Billie Letts
-It's definitely older and was one of Oprah's books (and was a movie), but I loved this book and want it to stay around!
9. Sloppy Firsts By Megan McCafferty
-Do a lot of people know about this book? I think outside the YA blogging world this book is not on people's radar and it should be!!!
10. After By Amy Efaw
-A hard book to read, but an important story!
Runners Up: Go Ask Alice (scared me!!!), The Lovely Bones, The Sky is Everywhere, Please Ignore Vera Dietz, 13 Reasons Why
So that's mine this week, what were yours?