Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly blog hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.
Today’s theme is supposed to be a Valentine’s Day themed post. Since I’m not a huge fan of romance, I figured I’d go with those books that won’t be making your Valentine’s Day reading list, but are still great reads.
1. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
Now come on. There’s nothing more romantic than setting up your husband for your disappearance on your 5th anniversary.
2. Paper Towns by John Green
Who doesn’t want to go searching for the girl of their dream, only to have their little heart squashed when you discover she never cared about you?
3. The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
After the murder/disappearance of their youngest daughter, an entire family falls to pieces as they try to grieve for their loss. Though a touching and haunting story, there’s nothing creepier than an eternal 12 year old ghost slipping into someone else’s body to have sex with the first boy she had a crush on.
4. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
This is a beautiful and tragic story about a little girl’s experience during World War II Germany. But as a Valentine’s Day read, it might leave you wanting to tear your heart out.
5. The Breakup Bible by Melissa Kantor
6. 172 Hours on the Moon by Johan Harstad
Kind of hard to make a budding relationship work when something is trying to kill you.
7. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
This tragic story is a recollection of the main character’s childhood in Kabul, Afghanistan. A day that should have been a victory for him, ends up in tragedy as he finds his best friend being tortured by a group of local boys.
Anyways, that’s all I have for today folks! Can’t wait to see your Valentine’s Day themed posts.