September 11, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday: If I Really Think About It

As always, this feature is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish
It's one of the best feelings in the world to be reading a book that thoroughly provokes you into really engaging in thought. I've been lucky enough to read quite a few books that have inspired me to think about particular issues or circumstances in life, and I'm sharing them all with you today.

Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry (Goodreads || My review)
Divine Secrets of the Ya-ya Sisterhood by Rebecca Wells (Goodreads)
Origin by Jessica Khoury (Goodreads || My review)

Hunted by Cheryl Rainfield (Goodreads || My review)
Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson (Goodreads || My review)
Nigel Barker's Beauty Equation: The Art Behind the Science of Beauty by Nigel Barker (Goodreads)

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (Goodreads || My review)
It's Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini (Goodreads || My review)
Divergent by Veronica Roth (Goodreads || My review)

The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin (Goodreads || My review)
Wanderlove by Kirsten Hubbard (Goodreads || My review)
Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert (Goodreads)

Speechless by Hannah Harrington (Goodreads || My review)
Unbreak My Heart by Melissa C. Walker (Goodreads || My review)
Between You & Me by Marisa Calin (Goodreads || My review)


  1. I think Hunger Games is a big one. I really want to read Wintergirls. What is Nigel's book about ? He was always my favorite on ANTM I'll have to check that one out.

  2. Oooh that a nice mix of books! And a good reminder for me to checked out Between You & Me!

  3. Anything by Laurie Halse Anderson would be on my list. Man, that lady sure does know how to write a thought provoking story. They all just stick with me... always.

  4. Very interesting list of books! I've read about half of them and I def agree that they make you think. I'll have to look up the rest later on goodreads :)

  5. How in the world did I forget about WINTERGIRLS and THE HUNGER GAMES?! I have yet to read WANDERLOVE, but everyone keeps telling me how good it is. I'm going to have to check it out.

    Awesome list, my love! That's right, I called you my love. It's not meant to be creepy, but saying this somewhat makes it creepier. I'm leaving now...

  6. I also used THG but decided to leave Divergent out even though it made me think as well. :) Nice selection ;)

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  7. This is such a great list. I am gonna check out the ones I have not heard/read!

    Happy Reading!! Here is my Top Ten post!

  8. I keep coming across books I forgot to put on my list! Seriously, how could I forget Pushing the Limits?! -.-

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  9. Im a fan of this list!!! I just finished Pushing the Limits a week ago.

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  10. Oh, Ya Ya! I LOVED that book when I read it! Thanks for reminding me of it. I haven't read a lot of these, but will definitely have to keep them on my radar. I'm especially excited about getting to read Origin. Don't know why, just am! :)

  11. LOVED Speechless! And the Hunger Games really makes you question everthing you know. And Pushing the limits as an almost psychology made me consider and reconsider lots of things I've learnt at the University. Great list!! ;)

  12. Wow. This is a really good collection of books! There are several on here that I haven't read before but I do know though that you can never go wrong with The Hunger Games, Divergent, Origin, or Wanderlove. :)

    ~Allison @ Good Books and Good Wine

  13. So many great books on your list, Alexa! LOOOOOVED Wanderlove, Divergent, Pushing the Limits, Wanderlove ... and so many more! There are a few on my TBR list right now, too! :)

  14. Pushing the Limits is my favorite book I've read so far this year. That is the only book I've read on your list, but I am interested in Speechless. Great list. I will have to check out some of the ones I haven't read.

  15. Oh great list! Unbreak My Heart, yes. Because IT WAS ME. So yes, it was amazingly thought-provoking for me! So much love for that book!

  16. It's Kind of a Funny Story was such a great read! Even though the situation is quite heartbreaking, Ned presented it in an enjoyable way. That book definitely made me think about how not enough YA books truly get in the minds of kids that are going through similar situations.


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