Top Ten Tuesday – Books That Gave Me Something To Think About


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly blog meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Today’s topic is actually about the last books that gave you a book hangover, but I can’t remember the last time I had that so I decided to spin the theme differently.  I want to talk about the last books I read that gave me all the thoughts. Hope you enjoy!

1. Just Kids by Patti Smith

I love this book because it always makes me feel very inspired to create and to live a life where art is one of the most important things to me.


2. The Book of Essie by Meghan Maclean Weir 

I need to own this book so that I can reread it, but when I finished it. Wow. It blew me away. It made me think about cults, power dynamics and christianity.


3. The Dispossessed by Ursula K. Le Guin 

This book is one of my favorite of Le Guin’s Hainish series, it made me think about anarchy and politics, and how worlds are set up.


4. We Are The Weather by Jonathan Safran Foer 

This book was so so helpful for me to read because it gave me easy to implement ways to help the planet. It was hard for me because a lot of the easily googleable ways are things I’ve been doing, so this book was a good next step for me.

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5. Educated by Tara Westover 

Yes, a lot of books that make me think are about cults. What can I say, I kinda lived in one so it’s a topic I think I will always be thinking about.  This book also had a lot of interesting things to say about education.

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6. Goldmining the Shadows by Pixie Lighthorse 

This book is all about Shadow-work and healing your inner child and was incredibly helpful. I’m very thankful to have a copy of it. It made me think about how to move forward with healing a little bit each day. I’m actually thinking about re-reading it.


7. Polyamorous by Jenny Yuen 

ALL THE THOUGHTS. 😀 Yuen talks about polyamory in a different way than a lot of other authors that I really appreciated. She talks about polyam life in relations to disabilities, queer identities other than bisexuality as well as from a POC perspective. Highly recommend.


8. Maus by Art Spiegleman 

Life, death, family relationships, the Holocaust and intergenerational trauma. There was so much to think about after reading this book. Another need to own.


9. My Sister, The Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite 

Despite not liking this book a lot, it did make me think, so there’s that to be said about it. It’s definitely an interesting read.


10. The Deep by Rivers Solomon

You probably just read my review of this book so I won’t go on about it for too long. Suffice to say, it makes you think a lot about shared trauma.

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What books have made you think recently? Don’t forget to share you Top Ten Tuesday post with me! 



  1. I like the way you spun this topic! I’m really looking forward to reading The Deep, hopefully soon! I think it’s interesting that a book can really make you think, even if you didn’t like it. It’s an experience I’ve had on several occasions, too!

    Here’s my TTT post.

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