Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish.
This Week's Top Ten is: Top Ten Books I Wish Were Taught in Schools
I chose my top ten in no particular order.
Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea by April Genevieve Tucholke
This book is so well written and has such a modern gothic feel to it. It's perfect for teaching style and genre in writing.
The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay
This book is also well written and touches on a lot of different life issues.
The Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter rocks! They're easy to read and also manage to teach important life lessons disguised as fantasy.
The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins
These books not only suck you in, but also teach scary lessons about our obsession with entertainment, the troubles with class systems, and how easy it is to forget about unfortunate people whose only crime is not being born in an affluent place. This is one of the few dystopian series' that are frighteningly realistic and believable. It also harkens back to the gladiator games and shows how easily history could repeat itself.
Gameboard of the Gods by Richelle Mead
This is an adult novel, but it's not so adult it couldn't be taught in school. It's the first book I've read that includes Gods, Goddesses, and mythology from all different cultures. It's interesting, while also being educational and raising questions about religion, government, and basic human ethics.
The Infernal Devices Trilogy by Cassandra Clare
These books are just awesome! There really isn't much more to it than that. I guess I learned a little but about Victorian London, but mostly I just think they're fun and teens would enjoy reading them.
The Covenant Series by Jennifer L. Armentrout
These books are so well written and relatable while also informative about Greek mythology.
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
This book is beautiful, heartbreaking, but hopeful all at the same time. It also teaches some great life lessons.
The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey
This book is scary, but well written and intriguing. I mostly just think it would be fun to read in school. Not to mention almost all dystopian books get you thinking.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Ok. Not a book. Well except for the comic books, but I'm talking about the show. I had a hard time thinking of a tenth book so I went with Buffy. I think all teens should watch this show. Adults too. Buffy rules!!