Top 10 rewind: Top 10 books that make me think

10. Botany of Desire: A Plant’s Eye View of the World by Michael Pollan – This made me think, “Genetic engineering is dangerous.”  Also how great Johnny Appleseed was – he’s not exactly what you think!

9. Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson – This made me think, “Being teenager isn’t always great.”


8. My Life in Dog Years by Gary Paulsen – This made me ask myself, “If I named a handful of events to symbolize my life, what would they be?”  Also, how absolutely great it is to share your life with dogs.

7. Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith – Even if I’m mad at Grahame-Smith for how he ruined this book for the big screen (with that said, I’ve already pre-ordered the DVD), his book definitely made me think, “What if it’s true?”

6. The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls – This made me think, “I have no idea what my students’ lives are like at home.”

5. The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer – This made me think, “Are we already on the road to El Patrón’s world?”

4. Night by Elie Wiesel – This made me think, “How can man do this to man?”  Also, “How did a generation live through these horrors?”

3. Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America by Barbara Ehrenreich – This made me think, “I really have no idea what life is like for those around me.”  And it made me a better tipper.

2. The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates by Wes Moore (obviously) – This makes me think, “What one decision have I made that changed everything in my life?”

1.  The Giver by Lois Lowry – I refused to finish this book the first time I tried, it made me so angry.  I finished it eventually, and it makes me think, “Be careful what you wish for.” 

3 thoughts on “Top 10 rewind: Top 10 books that make me think

  1. I've only read two of these – Night and Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter. I thought almost the same thing with the Abe Lincoln book as you did. I'll need to check out some of the others on your list. Thanks for visiting my post earlier.

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