I love lists (as demonstrated by my last blog 365lists that comprised of me making lists of things, increasing by one each day). Lists mean that things are categorized and all in one place which means they’re easy to find. Can you tell I’m a little bit (over) organised? I make lists of everything – movies I’ve seen this year, books to read (this is always increasing), things to do on that day.
To make a list, items on that list are (somehow) related. Whether it be by colour, letter, size, shape or where they’re found, the items are linked in one way or another. This brings me to this weeks Top Ten Tuesday meme, hosted by the Broke and the Bookish
This weeks list:
Top Ten Books If You Like X tv show/movie/comic/play:
Top Ten Books if you liked 50/50 (movie):
1. The Fault in Our Stars (John Green)
This story also centres around people with cancer and it makes sure it focuses on the people, rather than the disease. John Green has a way with words – definitely recommend this!
2. My Sister’s Keeper (Jodi Picoult)
Once again, another cancer read and also, once again, it doesn’t focus on the actual cancer, but a problem stemming from the cancer (not what you might think). There’s also a movie and I liked the book more (different endings) and I would like to know what people thought of the alternate ending? Which did you like better?
3. This Star Won’t Go Out (Esther Earl’s (Auto)Biography)
Esther Earl is who Fault is dedicated to. She’s a young girl who passed away from cancer at the age of 16 and the book includes diary entries, her stories, poems, her parents comments and an introduction by John Green. Very very sad, but very very good.
4. The Story of Tom Brennan (J.C. Burke)
5. Starfish Sisters (J.C. Burke)
6. The Perks of Being A Wallflower (Stephen Chobsky)
7. Will Grayson, Will Grayson (John Green)
8. Thirteen Reasons Why (Jay Asher)
9. A Million Little Pieces (James Frey)
10. Ketchup Clouds (Annabel Pitcher)
These novels all involve, like the film, some sort of struggle. Whether the struggle be internal or external, almost every one of these characters, like Adam from 50/50, had something going on in their lives. For some, it’s just about fitting in, and for others, it’s about recovering from very extreme physical injuries. While their problems may not be sickness [like cancer], they still have adverse affects on the character. These are the sort of books, even though you haven’t had the actual problem/struggle yourself, you can identify with it. I recommend all of these novels, especially Will Grayson, Will Grayson, Perks [of being a wallflower] and The Story of Tom Brennan. Fair warning, though, A Million Little Pieces is verrrrrrrry long!