Each week, The Broke and Bookish host a Top Ten Tuesday based on a certain bookish topic. Other bloggers are able to participate and post their own top ten list based on the topic.
This week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic is a Top Ten Books That You Wish Were Taught In Schools.
So here’s my list in no particular order:
1. Daughter of Smoke & Bone Laini Taylor
Everybody needs to read Laini Taylor’s beautiful, unique writing. I’m not sure how the guys will feel about the romance though.
2. Days of Blood & Starlight by Laini Taylor
Same reason as above. Except that the sequel is better of course. :P
3. Crank by Ellen Hopkins
This book screams DON’T DO DRUGS and shows the major consequences of it. What better message can you send to kids? Plus, it’s Ellen Hopkins.
4. Sold by Patricia McCormick
This book may scare some people (aka middle school kids), but it also opens up your eyes to the world. Kids really need that.
5. Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer
I don’t know why, but I feel that everybody in school should read this. At least they’ll have some survival skills when the moon is closer to the Earth.
6. This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales
Everybody needs to know that they are not alone and that suicide is not the answer. They need to know that they can be themselves and there will always be friends out there for them.
7. Stolen by Lucy Christopher
Kids need to experience Stockholm Syndrome first hand. And take precautions so you won’t get kidnapped by a stranger/stalker.
8. Every Day by David Levithan
Everybody needs to read a David Levithan book. Plus, this book will also teach you to look not judge people asap and to try to look at things from their point of view. At least that’s what Every Day taught me.
9. In Honor by Jessi Kirby
Road trip! Every person needs to read a road trip book sometime in their life. Plus, this book touches on grief, something kids need to know how to handle.
10. Want To Go Private? by Sarah Darer Littman
Every single kid must read this book. Want To Go Private? will show kids the danger of online chatting with strangers and how things can develop without you realizing it. I hope this book will scare kids from talking online with strangers. :P
And now, I want to know, what are your top ten books that you wish were taught in schools?