Top 10 Tuesday is a post hosted by The Broke and the Bookish and this week's topic is Top Ten Books that Make You Think (About Life, People, the World, etc).
1 – The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson– Because it reminds me that there are really some screwed up people out there.
2 – Crossing Oceans by Gina Holmes– Because we’ve all been touched by someone we know that has cancer, and though I’m not yet a mother, this woman’s story of deciding who to leave her daughter with after she’s gone breaks my heart.
3 – Boundaries by Dr. Henry Cloud & Dr. John Townsend– Because it changed the way I see interactions with other people.
4 – Crazy Love by Francis Chan– Because what inspires deep thinking like pondering how much the Creator God loves me.
5 – 13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher– Because our actions matter. Because even though not everyone is a doctor, it should be the oath of all to do no harm. Yet I was also extremely frustrated with Hannah because she had people reaching out to her, but she’d already made her choice. And because those left behind have to find a way to heal.
6 – Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire– Because it makes me think about unhealthy relationships. When is enough enough? When is it better to cut ties and move on?
7 – The Shack by William Paul Young– Because it asks the question “why do bad things, horrible things, happen to innocent people?” And “if God can let these things happen, is He truly a good God?”
8 – A Song of Fire & Ice by George R R Martin– Because even though I love the time period of castles, knights, kings, and queens, balls, and feasts, this book reminds me that there’s no way I’d trade anything to live my life during that period. And because no character is truly all good or all evil in this series, it makes me thinks about people and behavior and motivations.
9 – Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers– Because this book is a retelling of the story of Hosea and shows the beauty of forgiveness, repeated forgiveness.
10 – Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer– Confession, I’ve only seen the movie, but since it’s based off a book….this one deals with the question of whether the journey of life and adventure is worth it if you’re alone.