Top 5 Wednesday | Books With “Hard” Topics

Top Five Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by GingerReadsLainey and Sam from Thoughts On Tomes over on Goodreads. This week’s topic top 5 books with “hard” topics. I had a little bit of trouble with this one, mostly because I felt I wasn’t competent enough to rate these by top 5 due to the fact I haven’t experienced all of these topics first-hand and can’t really be a judge of them. So, honestly, these aren’t really in any particular order. I also tried to only pick one book from each author, which turned out to be a lot more difficult than expected.



Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson



This Is Where It Ends by Marieke Nijkamp. The review for this should be posted on Friday, so stick around if that interests you!



Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher



Crank by Ellen Hopkins



The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

And, that’s my list for the week. Thanks for reading!


13 thoughts on “Top 5 Wednesday | Books With “Hard” Topics

  1. really excited to see your review of ‘this is where it ends’ it’s a book i’ve been stalking for quite a while now and I love seeing what everyone thinks about it! definitely one of the hardest topics to tackle. I love thirteen reasons why, it makes me cry so hard every single time : I read ‘asking for it’ by louise o’neill last month which is about rape culture and it was honestly SO interesting yet such a difficult topic to read about. that would be at the top of my list!

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  2. I’ve never read an Ellen Hopkins book before because I’m not too sure how I’ll like the writing style. I’ll have to check out the library. I have 13 Reasons Why on mine also!

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      1. I would say to start, yes, but only because it’s the first book and it’s the one that Hopkins has the most personal background for. My favorite was the Tricks series, but I know many people who say the Burned series is their favorite. They all have varying topics, so it’s a little hard to compete them against one another. I’d say to just go straight for Crank to see if you like the writing style!


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