Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the Broke and the Bookish.
Sheri's Choices: I chose books I thought would make for lively conversations about feminism in young adult fiction. If you don't like my list you might check out 100 Young Adult Books for the Feminist Reader.
1. Grave Mercy by R. L. LaFevers: discussion might focus on the disturbing first chapter, the use of female assassins serving a male God, and the evolution of the MCs relationship
2. For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfreund: discussion might focus on gendered social roles women in leadership positions and women caring for others
3. Scarlet by Marissa Meyer: discussion might focus on the underlying fear and violence that is a part of the relationship between Scarlet and Wolf
4. Epic Fail by Claire LaZebnik: discussion might focus on the enduring themes found in "chic literature" even in young adult books
5. Uglies by Scott Westerfeld: discussion might focus on the importance of beauty and lack of intelligence among high status individuals and Tally's conflict in rebelling
6. Across a Star-Swept Sea by Diana Peterfrend. I thought this would be a good book to read along with The Scarlet Pimpernel, the book that inspired it. Would be nice to compare/contrast it with the classic.
7. Of Beast and Beauty by Stacey Jay. A wonderful fantasy inspired by the fairytale Beauty and the Beast, I though this would be a great book to discuss.
8. A Long, Long Sleep by Anna Sheehan. This book is so disturbing and would be fascinating to discuss with other people. I can't say anymore because it would spoil the ending, but when you find out why Rose was asleep...just a lot to talk about.
9. The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black. So many people have read Twilight by Stephenie Meyer that I thought it would be interesting to read a completely different vampire book and talk about the differences.
10. Unteachable by Leah Raeder. Although this is a New Adult novel, it would be interesting to discuss this forbidden romance and the morality of a teacher/student relationship, not to mention the age difference, sort of a modern day Lolita.