As usual, Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the fantastic blog The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s topic is ten books you’d want to read with your book club (whether you belong to one or wish you did!) I decided to split mine up by my favorite genres when it comes to discussions.
I love YA books that tackle tough social topics, so I chose three books that handled different issues and that handled the tough topics without being preachy. Topics in my picks include racism, bullying, abusive relationships, and slut shaming. As I’ve mentioned before, along with majoring in English while in college I also majored in Religious Studies (not to be confused with theology, religious studies looks at comparative world religions through an interdisciplinary approach including sociology, history, and anthropology). I love reading modern books with religious themes, whether they be retellings (such as East of Eden being a retelling of Adam/Eve and Cain/Abel) or if they just pull from religious concepts (I’d love to read Angelfall and nerd out over all of the biblical references and interpretations with someone!) Lastly, I chose three YA psychological thrillers that I would love to read with a club so we could deconstruct the narrative, as all three feature very unreliable narrators!
What books made your book club wish list this week? Let me know in the comments!