Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books I’d Recommend to Anyone Who Has Never Read about Disabilities/Disorders/Addictions.

August 5, 2014 Top Ten Tuesday 21

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke & The Bookish.
Each week they release a Top Ten Theme and invite everyone to join in and make their own Top Ten List.

It probably seems a bit of a strange topic to pick, but I really do love reading books about people who are at a slight disadvantage or who for every day is a struggle. These characters in my opinion are the real hero’s and heroines. The real, honest characters who may not save the world every day, but who live life to the fullest no matter what obstacles are put int heir way.

Some of these I have read, some of these I haven’t, but all of which I am MAJOR fans off and highly recommend.

TTT blind

She is Not Invisible (Marcus Sedgwick) – TBR I’m really intrigued to see how this girl is going to find her father when she can’t see anything.

Girl Stolen (April Henry) – TBR This one looks really interesting. I haven’t read many books about people being kidnapped, but never have I read about a blind person being kidnapped so this book is very unique.

The Fault In Our Stars (John Green) – He may not be the main character in this beautiful and emotional story, but Issac is by far one of my favourite blind characters I have every read about. His strength to keep on going even as his world starts to crumble around him is remarkable and his sense of humour never failed to make me smile through this book. My Review.

TTT mute

What I Didn’t Say (Keary Taylor) – I read this nearly a year ago and I think I still have my book hangover for it. It is such a moving story and exceptionally written from the POV of a teenage boy who looses his ability to talk and with it his dreams. My Review

It Ain’t Me Babe (Tillie Cole) – I love Tillie Cole’s writing and this book was no exception. Her characters are just amazing and in this book especially she creates Styx, an outlaw, a leader and an all round bad boy. But then she takes away his voice and makes him vulnerable and it is just PERFECT. My Review

TTT physical

The Summer I Found You (Jolene Perry) – This book actually features two characters with disabilities, but I decided to put this in the physical disabilities pile because the reason I found this book was because I was looking for a story about a wounded soldier. Aiden is a young veteran who lost his arm whilst at war and is struggling to adjust to life back home, Kate is a girl who is struggling to come to terms with her recent Type 1 Diabetes diagnoses. Very cute story. My Review.

The Year We Fell Down (Sarina Bowen) – TBR I REALLY want to read this one. From reviews I have read it seems like one of those ‘nothing is going to hold me back’ kind of stories and I get the feeling that Corey is going to be one of those very inspirational heroines as she learns to let go of old dreams and accept and live her new life to the fullest.

Say What You Will (Cammie McGovern) – TBR I really didn’t know where to put this book and even now I think I have put it in the wrong section, but oh well. I have never read a book with a character like Amy who is born with Cerebral Palsy, and in fact before discovering this book I didn’t actually know much about it at all. There is also Matthew who is plagued with obsessive compulsive disorder who struggles through daily life with repeated thoughts and neurotic rituals. This book is definitely going to give any one who reads it the feels and the reviews have been amazing. So excited to read!

The Beginning of Everything (Robin Schneider) – TBR This has been on my TBR for so long! I feel that this is going to be one of these ‘healing’books where our character realises after ‘loosing everything’ that he was actually missing a lot of the important things in his life.

TTT disfigured

Skin Deep (Laura Jarratt) – This book was full of the feels and very much a story of healing. Jenna is horrifically scared from an accident that nearly took her life and spends her life hiding away from the world. It isn’t until Ryan comes along and teaches her that real beauty doesn’t mean perfection.

Wonder (R.J.Palacio) – TBR Starting at a new school as a young kid is hard enough, but being a child with a facial deformity starting at a new school has got to be horrendous. I love reading books from a childs POV, especially when the story features a serious storyline like this. Really need to read this one!

TTT addiction disorder

The Disappearing Girl (Heather Topham Wood) – This was the first book I ever read about an eating disorder and wow was is good! It really delves into not just the struggle of the disorder but the reasons behind it. Such a powerful story. My Review.

Addicted to You (Krista & Becca Ritchie) – A story about a Sex Addict and and Alcoholic. It sounds strange, but it is amazing! As well as an amazing storyline the characters in this book (and the rest of the series) are so beautifully written and honest that you can’t help but love them for their flaws and their struggles but also their strength. My Review.

TTT mental

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (Mark Haddon) – A beautiful story about a fifteen year old boy who has Asperger’s Syndrome. The book is written perfectly and gives you a honest insight into the mind of a young person with Asperger’s and the way in which they see the world. I found the book fascinating and just beautiful, seeing the world through innocent eyes and a pure mind.

Have you read any of these books? What’s on your list this week?

Leave me a comment and let me know!



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21 Responses to “Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books I’d Recommend to Anyone Who Has Never Read about Disabilities/Disorders/Addictions.”

  1. Amy Wallin

    What a great idea. I don’t know if its because I cant only sing ‘It aint me babe’, but it really makes me want to read it!

  2. sodiamondwords

    Really good list! I’m working up to reading the fault in our stars. Me Before You was the first book I read about a physical disorder (quadriplegia) and it dealt with it so beautifully, I’d recommend that too.

    • Broc's Bookcase

      Ooo yes I think I’ve heard of that one. Will take a look now, thanks! Ahh Fault in our Stars. I’m glad that even with the movie and all the hype, it has kept true to what it is. It is so beautiful and pure with such a powerful message, I really hope you enjoy it 🙂

  3. ChrissiReads

    Fantastic list. I want to read a LOT of these books. I’ve recently read She Is Not Invisible, it’s a very thought-provoking read!

    • Broc's Bookcase

      I’ve never read a ‘blind’ book before. Only Issac from TFIOS but we didn’t get it from his POV so I’m very excited to read She’s Not Invisible. So many of these books have been on my TBR for a while, I really do need to read them too!

    • Broc's Bookcase

      Thanks, it’s a topic I really enjoy so was an easy one for me. They really are great books, I hope you enjoy them! Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  4. MsJohannah

    Great selection of book! “It ain’t me babe” sounds good! I will have to check that out. Thanks!

    My TT -

  5. lynnsbooks

    The Incident of the Dog is a really interesting perspective – I thought it was a very good book. I also have Wonder (somewhere!!)
    Thanks for your list – very thought provoking.
    Lynn 😀

    • Broc's Bookcase

      I loved The Incident of the Dog in the Night-time. The way in which Christopher see’s and reacts to the world is just so unique and fascinating. I really need to read Wonder! Thanks for stopping by 🙂

    • Broc's Bookcase

      Thanks! This type of book always seems to have the more powerful and emotional stories. I think thats why I love them so much. I like the books that actually make me feel, and it sounds strange but I love a book that manes me cry!

    • Broc's Bookcase

      Ooo thanks, I will have to check that one out. TFIOS gave me a 2 week book hangover, such a beautifully sad story. Thanks for stopping by!

  6. anotherafterthought

    It’s great that you’ve highlighted these certain books per each health issue. I’ll admit that I’ve been really interested in reading Say What You Will because as you say, cerebral palsy is such a specific issue to delve into (but mainly because there was some blurb about it being pseudo-Green/Rowell; and I haven’t read either haha).

    joey via. thoughts and afterthoughts

    • Broc's Bookcase

      Haha I love the voice on your video. Made me chuckle 🙂 Thanks for checking out my list, glad I could expand your TBR! 🙂