Top Ten Tuesday is a meme created over at The Broke and the Bookish that allows us to list our top ten answers to a different question each week.
This week’s topic is:
Top Ten Books Tackling “Tough” Issues
My list is shy a few books this week, but I tried to limit it to those currently on my shelves. Since I read primarily for entertainment, I don’t have too many books tackling social issues in my personal collection.
2. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
A haunting look at the slow creep of mental illness made all the more poignant by its author’s own struggle with her mental stability.
4. Briar Rose by Jane Yolen
A beautiful story that blends fact with folklore as a woman learns of a fairy tale that may hold the secret to her grandmother’s life during the Holocaust.
6. Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan
A tale of magical realism in which homosexuality is the norm in a small American town.