Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Top Ten Books That Made Me Think...

It's Tuesday and time for another Top Ten Tuesday post.
The topic is:

Top Ten Books That Made Me Think.

This is very difficult. All books make me think, so the question should be top ten books I've read, and that is kind of like asking a mom to rate her children. Anyway, here's a list of books, while reading which I had to stop and think or chuckle in agreement with, book that reminded me of something or books that stayed in my mind for weeks after I finished reading them.

1 - About Choice: Macbeth by William Shakespeare

2 - About Youth: Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury

3 - About Family: Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

4 - About Belief: Hogfather (Discworld series) by Terry Pratchett

5 - About Fear: Ghost Story by Peter Straub

6 - About Civilization: Lord of the Flies by William Golding

7 - About Imagination: The Land of Laughs by Jonathan Carroll

8 - About Language: 1984 by George Orwell

9 - About Innocence: The Children's Book by A. S. Byatt

10 - About Time: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

What about you, which are the books that made you think the most?


Risa said...

I like how you've mentioned what the books made you think about. I guess for me, off the top of my head, I would mention Atlas Shrugged and The Fountainhead that made me contemplate genius and mediocrity. Gone with the Wind made me consider the matter of survival in its various forms/characteristics.

And, as you've mentioned language, Alice in Wonderland is what popped into my head with Carroll's play on words. :)

Anne said...

I love how you did your list! I have not read Anna Karenina yet, I hope to get to it soon.

Read.Breathe.Relax. said...

I love your break down of topics! Great choices - especially the Lord of the Flies and Harry Potter.

Unknown said...

Great choices. I love how you broke it down. haven't read all of those, but the ones I have, I definitely agree with why you chose them.


I like the Harry Potter one - I remember all the "thinking". :D

Kat said...

Love your blog! I am a big fan of Tolkien and also Neil Gaiman, so it made my happy to see your banner and the pic with Good Omens (great book!)

The Lord of the Flies is definitely one of the most thought-provoking books I've ever read, too. Haven't read the Hogfather, but it's been at the top of my tbr for a while. 1984 is a good choice also. New follower, and thanks for stopping by my Top Ten!

Kat @ A Myriad of Books

Anonymous said...

I really need to reread Something Wicked this Way Comes. Love that story, and my dance teacher based one of our yearly recitals on it.

Erin @ Quixotic Magpie said...

I love how you have organized your list! I am going to have to read Ghost Story, I am in the mood for a scary book. We read Something Wicked This Way Comes in our book club, so good!

LBC said...

I love that your tag for 1984 is "about language" and not something more obvious like "about totalitarianism." Great list.

Just a Lil Lost said...

Oooh GREAT list.. I love how you've categorized them and had so many classics on there!! I think I have Ghost Story.... will have to dig that one up to read :)

Sorry it took me a bit to get to your TTT! Been a busy week! :P

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