Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday for 28/04/15


Firstly I would like to apologise for my lack of posting over the weekend! I have been so busy, so I will post a ‘Quote For The Weekend’ later today (which will be more like ‘Quote For The Middle-of-the-Week)

Top Ten Tuesday was originally started by The Broke And The Bookish, where a topic is given every Tuesday and the blogger then produces a top ten list of books to fit the weekly subject. The topic this week is ‘Top Ten Books Which Feature Characters Who… Have An Illness/Mental Illness/In An Accident‘ so here it is:

1. Me Before You- Jojo Moyes

Character: Will Traynor, in a taxi-motorcycle collision, causing him to remain paraplegic in a wheelchair for the rest of his life.


2. If I Stay- Gayle Forman

Character: Mia, in a car accident and stranded in a state between life and death, frustrated at the fact that she can see and hear others around he, but she is unable to communicate with them.


3. The Fault In Our Stars- John Green

Character(s): Hazel and Augustus, both have some form of cancer in the book, a love story and a everyday battle against their illnesses.


4. Every Last Word- Tamara Ireland Stone

Character: Samantha, has OCD and an anxiety disorder, which then leads her to a new found love of writing poetry.


5. My Sister’s Keeper- Jodi Picoult

Character: Kate, long-term cancer sufferer, her parents decide to grow a test tube baby to help with bone marrow transplants.


6. Fracture- Megan Miranda

Character: Delaney, pulled from a lake with sever brain damage, but miraculously survives. Can she see death, or is she causing it?


7. Before I Go To Sleep- S.J Watson

Character: Christine, who suffers from amnesia and cannot remember what she did yesterday, or anything that has happened to her. There is a constant struggle with her husband, her doctor and herself throughout the book, as she searches for the truth.


8. The Way I See It- Nicole Dryburg

Character: Nicole, written as Nicole’s biography, all about living her life with cancer, and the ways she saw things in life, maybe differently than others, and cherished each moment as if it were her last.


9. The Shock of the Fall- Nathan Filer

Character: Matt, suffers from schizophrenia, and starts seeing his dead brother. The book is written as a documentation of his life, almost as if it were a tribute to his brother’s.


10. Still With Me- Thierry Cohen

Character: Jeremy, who takes his own life, but then starts to be able to see his life from two perspectives; what is like when he is dead, and what it would be like if he were still alive.


All cover photos taken from Goodreads. Click on a book cover to see its Goodreads profile.

By bookmuffin

I like books and tea. MA Children's Literature student.

9 replies on “Top Ten Tuesday for 28/04/15”

I have a feeling that these books are really sad- if they’re anything like TFiOS, they’re bound to be! This is a really interesting topic, and an important one. I think it’s good that mental and physical illnesses are becoming more common themes in books because perhaps it can help break the negative stigma that often surrounds them. Anyways, great list!


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