Happy Friday everyone! It's been a slightly nutty week in my world, and I am totally looking forward to a relaxing weekend ahead -- time to put my feet up and get some reading done!
TGIF is hosted, as always, by Greads. This week's theme is Issue Books: Which books have you found to be very rewarding when it comes to tackling tougher issues?
I love issue books. Some of my favourite books have been ones that dealt with very heavy issues. I just finished The Mockingbirds, which dealt with date rape, and will have a review up this week. Laurie Halse Anderson's Speak, which was also about rape, was extremely powerful. Actually, she's written several other heavy books, Catalyst and Wintergirls immediately jump to mind -- both books were phenomenal. In adult literature, I loved Janet Fitch's White Oleander (foster family experiences), Barbara Kingsolver's The Poisonwood Bible (missionary work in Africa) and Arundhati Roy's The God of Small Things (the caste system in India). I could go on and on, but I'll leave it at that.
Have you read a great issue book? If so, please leave it in the comments! I love book recommendations (although my TBR list might beg to differ). And TGIF everyone! Hope that you've all got a fun (and reading filled) weekend planned!