It’s been a little while since I read this book, but I still think about it as one of those books that should be mandatory for everyone to read. The way this book reveals two different senarios affected by one moment, is so powerful.
I think this book does something really important in the way it deliberately doesn’t give us much in the way of Auggie’s appearance. Don’t judge a book by its cover. I’m interested to see the movie, because we’ll get that visual straight away.
In comparison to most on this list, this book is nonfiction. But the concept of everyday sexism, the stories and the facts that this book offers definitely changed me. I don’t look at sexism or feminism the same way. Because hearing the stories and learning that other women feel this way as well, it’s so important.
This book follows two stories, one of a homeless teen and one of a teen volunteer. You can read my review, and listen to Michelle and I chat with Pip over on Better Words. I think the discussion about homelessness, particularly teen and women’s homelessness needs to be more prominent.
Destiny, life and the universe. That’s what this book makes you think about. Everything.
Do people who do the wrong thing deserve to be punished? How do we decide how wrong it is? Are these actions legal crimes or just morally wrong? Flawed is an incredible book about this whole other world where people who do morally wrong things are literally branded as flawed. Made me think so much about right and wrong and the thin line between them.
I loved this book! You can read my review here, but basically it’s about this technology company and social media. There’s lots of different monitoring, live streaming and social media platforms that I found really interesting. It really made me think about the power of social media and the internet. Are books like this a warning? Will the world end up this way? How do we make sure we don’t?
This one is probably a tad more specific to me, but this book made me think a lot about friendship. I’ve probably said similar things in other blog posts, but I really think I read this book at the right time. The way it deals with changing friendship dynamics and different relationships from different perspectives. Plus there’s some really good quotes in there.
I read this book in high school, for English class. A fantastic book, its the only ‘school’ book that I’ve reread. I’m pretty sure that before this, I didn’t know that much about Afghan culture or Islamic religion. It’s a beautiful story, but it’s also an important one to tell. It’s important to understand and be educated about other cultures and religions, because I believe that most racism and hate stems from ignorance.
My current read, this book had me thinking from the first page! I feel like I’m questioning everything in my childhood that might have affected the way I think about, am presenting and understand gender.