Hello all and welcome back to Top Ten Tuesday! This week’s top ten topic is all about books I wish my school library had stocked. My high school library didn’t really have that many books. So, this topic is about books I hope they stock now! Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.
So without further ado, here is this weeks Top Ten Tuesday, books I wish my school library had stocked.
1) The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli
“Seventeen-year-old Molly Peskin-Suso knows all about unrequited love—she’s lived through it twenty-six times. She crushes hard and crushes often, but always in secret. Because no matter how many times her twin sister, Cassie, tells her to woman up, Molly can’t stomach the idea of rejection. So she’s careful. Fat girls always have to be careful.
Then a cute new girl enters Cassie’s orbit, and for the first time ever, Molly’s cynical twin is a lovesick mess. Meanwhile, Molly’s totally not dying of loneliness—except for the part where she is. ”
I wish this book was out when I was in high school and I hope my school library stocks it now. I would have loved to learn more about the LGBT+ community through a book. I feel like this book would have been perfect for that. Also the representation of people in this book is something I hope my school library promotes now.
2) Super Awkward by Beth Garrod
“I, Bella Fisher, am absolutely WINNING at FAILING at life.
1. I once got my tongue stuck to a box of Calippos in a supermarket.
2. I accidentally called my geography teacher Mum. Twice. He wasn’t impressed.
3. I’m a geek. And not in a geek-chic kind of way, but in a secretly-caring-about-failing-maths-and-science way.
4. I always fail maths and science.
So it figures that when I meet the FITTEST BOY IN THE WORLD, Zac, I’m doing solo star jumps. While dressed as a cereal box.”
I wish this book was in my school library. I was an awkward teenager that is for sure and if I had read this book in high school I think I would have felt better about myself. Being awkward is a thing that happens in life but as a teenager I just thought I stuck out like a sore thumb. So, I would have loved this book as a teen.
3) Countless by Karen Gregory
“When Hedda discovers she is pregnant, she doesn’t believe she could ever look after a baby. The numbers just don’t add up. She is young, and still in the grip of an eating disorder that controls every aspect of how she goes about her daily life. She’s even given her eating disorder a name – Nia. But as the days tick by, Hedda comes to a decision: she and Nia will call a truce, just until the baby is born. 17 weeks, 119 days, 357 meals. She can do it, if she takes it one day at a time … ”
This book would have been so useful in high school. I was never taught anything about eating disorders and teenage pregnancy was the worst thing in the world at my school. So, being able to read a book that taught be about eating disorders but also gave me another light on teenage pregnancy would have been very helpful.
4) Things I Should Have Known by Claire LaZebnik
“Things Chloe knew: Her sister, Ivy, was lonely. Ethan was a perfect match. Ethan’s brother, David, was an arrogant jerk.
Things Chloe should have known: Setups are complicated. Ivy can make her own decisions. David may be the only person who really gets Chloe.
Meet Chloe Mitchell, a popular Los Angeles girl who’s decided that her older sister, Ivy, who’s on the autism spectrum, could use a boyfriend. Chloe already has someone in mind: Ethan Fields, a sweet, movie-obsessed boy from Ivy’s special needs class.”
Again, another book I would have loved to read to teach me things I never learnt in high school. I feel like books that have characters on the autistic spectrum should definitely be stocked in the school library. If not a required piece of reading. This book taught me so much when I was reading it and I would have loved to learn it in high school.
5) All I Know Now by Carrie Hope Fletcher
“We all know that growing up is hard to do, and sometimes the only thing that makes it better are the reassuring words of someone who has walked that bumpy road just a few steps ahead of you and somehow ended up as a fully-functioning adult. Carrie Hope Fletcher is that person. Thanks to her phenomenally popular YouTube videos, Carrie has become an ‘honorary big sister’ to hundreds of thousands of young people who turn to her for advice, friendship and, most of all, the knowledge that things will get better.”
I wish this book was out when I was in high school! This book contains all of the advice I would have needed when I was in high school. The advice even stands now when I am about to turn 20-years-old. I would have loved a book like this in high school to just relax me and just give me a little bit of advice.
6) Doing It! by Hannah Witton
“Figuring out how to build and maintain healthy relationships – with your family, friends, romantically and with yourself – is a crucial part of being a teen. It’s not easy though, particularly in a digital age where information and advice are so forthcoming it can be hard to know who or what to believe or trust. Porn is everywhere, sexting is the norm and messages about body image are highly mixed. Hannah combats this by tackling subjects ranging from masturbation and puberty to slut shaming and consent in an accessible, relatable and extremely honest way. She is unembarrassed about bringing little-discussed topics into the open, and as such empowers teens to have the confidence to conduct relationships on their terms, and in a way that they feel comfortable with.”
I think this book should become a required reading book! It covers so many topics, especially topics I feel aren’t taught to teenager who are in high school. I learnt things when I was reading it. I haven’t even finished this book yet and think it is incredibly written, contains amazing advice and I have learnt so much from it.
There you have it, this weeks Top Ten Tuesday, books I wish my school library stocked! I’m sorry that there are only 6 books on this list, my mind just went blank whilst writing this! Don’t forget to leave links to your Top 10 Tuesday below!
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