Top Ten Tuesday – Top Ten Books With X Setting – Top Ten Books Set During War/Conflict

Usually I don’t like when The Broke and The Bookish  give us topics about genres or settings but this week we have Top Ten Books With X Setting and I managed to think of a good one for a change. I have decided on books set during war or conflict. I have read quite a few books set during real conflicts around the world particularly the Second World War so there was enough to pick out 9 of the best. (I couldn’t decide between the other ones which I would put 10th and I wanted to stick with ones turned to fiction so didn’t include Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank)

WW2

    

Germany – Nazi – Hitler

  • Annexed by Sharon Doger
  • Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
  • The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
  • Goodnight Mister Tom by Michelle Magorian
  • When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit by Judith Kerr

Lithuania – Soviets – Stalin

  • Between Shades of Grey by Ruta Sepetys

WW1

  • Private Peaceful by Michael Morpurgo

Other Conflicts

 

  • The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini – Set during conflict in Afghanistan
  • Over A Thousand Hills I walk With You by Hannah Jansen – Set During the conflict in Rwanda

What Are Your Favourite Books Set During War/Conflict?

What Setting Did You Pick?

 

Top Ten Tuesday – Top Ten Books Featuring Travel In Some Way

This week The Broke and The Bookish‘s topic is our Top Ten Books Featuring Travel In Some Way. I didn’t think I was going to find this topic that easy when I first seen it but once I started thinking about it there were quite a few books to choose from. I have cheated a little by adding a few series but these are the ones I enjoy the most. My favourite is the last one on the list but the rest are in no particular order.

  • Passion by Lauren Kate 
  • Angel by L.A. Wetherly 
  • The Darren Shan Saga by Darren Shan    
  • The Saga of Lartren Crepsley by Darren Shan    
  • Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver 
  • The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness 
  • Gallagher Girls by Ally Carter     
  • Between Shade of Gray by Ruta Sepetys 
  • An Abundance of Katherine’s by John Green 
  • We’re Going On A Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury 

What Are Your Favourite Books Involving Travel?

Top Ten Tuesday – Top Ten Books With Tough Subjects

This week our topic from The Broke and The Bookish is perfect for me. Top Ten Books With Tough Subjects. I could’t pick just 10 however so I’ve picked 11 topics and shared some worthwhile reads about them as books about tough subjects are ones that I tend to go for. It’s not so much that I like them, in some cases the topic isn’t something you can enjoy reading about, it’s more that I find them interesting. That might sound odd and maybe even horrible to some people but for me I guess it’s partly about knowing that things could always be worse but more allowing myself not to be desensitized by issue that are always in the news and really understand the pain that people are feeling right now and hoping they can get help.

Self-Harm

  • Red Teas by Joanna Kenrick

Incest

  • Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma
  • Flowers in the Attic by Virgina Andrews

Death/Suicide

  • The Pact by Jodi Picoult
  • If I stay by Gayle Formam

Illness

  • Before I Die by Jenny Downham
  • My Sisters Keeper by Jodi Picoult
  • The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
  • The puzzle Master be Heather Spiva

Teenage Pregnancy

  • Roxy’s Baby by Catherine MacPhail

Racism

  • Noughts & Crosses by Malorie Blackman

Drugs

  • Junk by Melvin Burgees

War/Genocide

  • Malka by Mirjam Pressler
  • Before We Say Goodbye by Gabrielle Ambrossio
  • Between Shade of Grey by Ruta Sepetys
  • Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
  • Private Peaceful by Michael Morpurgo
  • Over A Thousand Hills I Walk With You by Hannah Jansen

Loosing a family member

  • Many Stones by Carolyn Coman
  • The Shack by Wm Paul Young

Bullying

  • Cloud Busting by Malorie Blackman

Criminal Past

  • Looking for JJ by Anne Cassidy

Top Ten Tuesday – Top Ten Books I’d Like To See As A Movie

This weeks Top Ten Tuesday from The Broke and The Bookish is the Top Ten Books you’d like to see as a movie. This is a particularly interesting one as I don’t like when books get made into films, they are just never nearly as good. But I understand some concepts would make for an interesting film and it means a lot to authors so I do have a list.

1. Junk by Melvin Burgess

I think this would make an interesting film as, like ‘Train Spotting’ is has the controversial issue of would it glamorize drugs. Personally I think it does the opposite and the story is one that would be interested to see.

2. Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank

This would also be really controversial as it is based on a real story but I think if done tasteful, like many on the TV adaptations it could be a very beautiful and powerful movie.

3. Between Shades of Grey by Ruta Sepetys

I think this would make a good film because it is about a different side of the second world war. I did really have any knowledge of the work of Stalin but this book opened my eyes a lot and I think a movie version would be really good.

4. Cathy’s Book by Stewart Brigg

When I read this book I have to admit I didn’t really understand it all. There was a lot of good things go on though and I think if I was watching it I would understand and enjoy it a lot more. 

5. Before I Die by Jenny Downham

This was a very emotional book and I think it would make a really good girly film. It was about dealing with real issues but they had fun along the way that  I think would be amusing to watch.

6. Noughts & Crosses by Malorie Blackman

The whole idea of this book, with the switched powers is really interesting. The story line is one that you are gripped to all the way through the book and I imagine would have viewers full of anticipation. I think if it was done well it could have the audition on an emotional ride and make people think about how they see the world.

7. 13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson

This would make a good film because it is about travelling about trying to solve clues. The film would take the watchers lots of places and be full of surprises. I suppose it is a bit like P.S. I Love You,  but that did well so I think this could too.

8. You Against Me by Jenny Downham

The point of view that this book is written in is what makes this book interesting. The story is very good too of course but I think it would make a good film to see the issue of rape and court dealt with from a new angle. I think it would definatley make a good TV drama though. 

9 & 10. Bumped and Thumped by Megan McCafferty

 

I think these would also possibly make a better TV series than a film but it would be interesting to see done either way. A world were only teenagers can get pregnant would maybe make a lot of people think that need to and there is a lot of comedy in the books too that would be great to see.