Top Ten Tuesday- Open Your Eyes

The Broke and the Bookish ask us to list the top ten books that make us "think about the world/people/life." Oh yes, let's do this.

By the way, if you're easily defensive you may not want to proceed.

1. Fifty Shades of Grey by EL James
I'm thinking...
- the world likes to read poorly written books
- people need to stop repressing their sexuality and embrace it- stop reading this and go get some (responsibly)!

2. Twilight by Stephanie Meyers
I'm thinking...
- the world likes to read poorly written books
- the world should be prepared if we are in fact attacked by vampires
- that my whole life I have been confused about the whole "vampires not being allowed to go out light" issues (can they or can't they, dammit?)

3. Harry Potter by JK Rowling
I'm thinking...
- people are obsessed with magic because we love the idea of fixing things we can't control
- Some of us may be in need of a father figure (ahem, Dumbledore)

4. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
I'm thinking...
- we all fantasize about killing people
- people are suckers for quick stories with little character depth

5. The Best of Me by Nicholas Sparks
I'm thinking...
- the world appreciates writers that can churn out books faster than I go through a pair of contacts
- people are suckers for saps

Okay, I can't do this anymore. A few legit ones:

6. The Road by Cormac McCarthy
I'm thinking...
- I have no idea what I would do if I had lost everyone and everything
- the Mormons may be onto something with their massive overstocking of canned goods...

7. Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer
I'm thinking...
- I'm to this day happy that I stopped eating meat
- people need to be aware of where their food comes- ignorance is not bliss

8. Antibiotic Resistance by Karl Drlica
I'm thinking...
- most people on this planet will be wiped out by a massive super-bug due to antibiotic overuse
- I will not be included in said super-bug wipe out because I use antibiotics maybe once every two years. Booyah. See you in the afterlife

9. Maybe Baby edited by Lori Leibobich
I'm thinking...
- it's interesting to hear different perspectives on whether or not people decide to have children
- women my age take their fertility for granted

10. Crime and Punishment by Fydor Dostoyevskiy
I'm thinking... 
- we're all affected by guilt in different ways
- people often decide a book we read in high school is our favorite and need to spend some time rereading it


  1. The world likes to read poorly written books! Ha! That actually made me snort with laughter ;) I found you through BBAW and I'm glad I did. I'm trying to follow you on GFC but it's having some sort of fit this morning. Hmph.

    Glad to "meet" you!
    Happy Reading,
    The Relentless Reader

  2. I like the format that you are using here. The Road was such a super sad book.

  3. Haha, this is an awesome post. Both funny and then also thought-provoking. I'm off to look up some of these books...

  4. Even though you kinda bashed on Twilight. I still like how you did your list today. I think those who embrace Twilight its not so much as what is exactly on the pages, its more of what the story sparked in many of us.

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  5. hahaha the comment about Fifty shades of Gray that people need to stop repressing their sexuality and embrace it- stop reading this and go get some, is absolutely HILARIOUS AND I COMPLETELY AGREE!! :D :D Ahahah you rock! Really. Thank you for saying it "out laud".

    New follower, because really, I think you're awesome! ;)

  6. I've always prefered LJ Smith's take on vampires in the sun--it kills them traditionally horribly burn you to ash, but if you wear a certain stone (she chose lapis lazuli) it's more of a nuisance than life (er unlife?) threatening.

    And yes, the world DOES like to read poorly written books. You should see the crap on my Kindle! :D

  7. Crime and Punishment made me think when we read it in high school... but that might have been because they forced us into it. Not really sure. Weirdly (or not if you consider I was raised Catholic) the books I remember best from high school are C&P and The Scarlet Letter, both books talking about guilt.