Hi hi! I am actually here today to give you a T5W! Top 5 Wednesday was created by Gingerreadslainey on booktube and is now hosted by Thoughts on Tomes on booktube. You can join the Goodreads group for any and all future topics here. I haven’t done one in forever so I thought today I would tackle the topic.
So without further ado…
BOOKS WITH “HARD” TOPICS.
Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
This book has some very hard topics woven into the story. It not only deals with depression, but the topic of euthanasia or assisted suicide. I see many people give this book a lot of hate because of the topics or how it was dealt with because one of the characters is handicapped, but I think it was handled perfectly. This book broke my heart and made me rethink many things and I am so glad I read it.
I’ll Meet You There by Heather Demetrios
I absolutely loved this book! This book follows a girl named Skylar who begins working at a small motel in her “blink-and-you’ll-miss-it” town where she is thrown together with Josh who just returned home after serving in the Marines and is an amputee. Josh suffers from PTSD and my heart breaks for him. Every time he had nightmares of his time in service and his pain of phantom limb. This is a special book and I love Heather Demetrios for writing it. I have never read a book like this before I picked this book up and thought it was so important to show this side of PTSD.
Another thing that I really enjoyed about this book was that Skyler was straightedge. I don’t see many MCs in YA that are straightedge either. Some characters won’t drink or do drugs but they don’t label themselves straightedge and I thought that was kind of cool 🙂
Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover
This is one of my favorite Colleen Hoover books. It was one of the first CoHo books I ever read and I fell in love with it. I know many probably don’t like this book because of the subject matter but I loved it. This book deals with infidelity and I honestly think it was dealt with in such a way that I couldn’t hate the characters. Ridge, our male swoon-worthy MC, is deaf. So we not only deal with infidelity but also the subject of one of our MCs having a “disability”.
Plus, all the music and lyrics within this novel just leaves a special imprint on my heart. ❤ ❤ ❤
Hopeless & Losing Hope by Colleen Hoover
I don’t really want to say what this book deals with because it would technically be a spoiler, but I will say it’s tough. If you’ve read it…you know. And in Losing Hope, we see another hard topic: suicide. In the first book, Hopeless we learn our male MC Dean Holder’s sister, Les, has committed suicide. In Losing Hope, we see the affect of her suicide has left on her family and how hard it hit Dean.
A Walk to Remember by Nicholas Sparks
Cancer. Two teens who are from separate circles fall in love and then that love goes through one of the toughest obstacles. The girl has cancer. I read this so long ago and it was one of the first books to ever break my heart.
Well there you have it. Just some of my choices, I am sure there are more, but I couldn’t think of anymore. I know TFiOS probably should have been on this list but I assumed everyone else would use it so I put A Walk to Remember instead 😀
Anyway, what are some of your favorite books with “hard” topics?
Until next time,