November 01, 2011

Books that make you emote

[Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish]

I feel like I haven't been doing many other post besides reviews and Daily Dose so I thought I'd try this meme. I like lists so it's perfect for me :)

 Top Ten Books I Had VERY Strong Emotions About (cry, laugh, hurl across the room, etc.)

Books that made me cry:

The Miles Between by Mary E. Pearson
I started this book at about ten o'clock only to finish at four in the morning. I could not stop flipping pages. For the last fourth of the book I was struggling to see through the streams of tears.

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak 
Everyday I had a commute to my college. It was short but I was going nuts trying to listen to the radio, so I tried audio books. As I was finishing this one up (the ending is so heart breaking) I was on my way to class. Needless to day I was a mess that day. (this one can also be under the categories of  Made me randomly smile, made me laugh till I cried, and broke my freaking heart.)

Sorta Like a Rock Star by Matthew Quick
My mom come into my room around one in the morning asking if I needed to take sinus medication. Embarrassed I explained that something had happened in my book that made my eyes run like a river. 

Books that had me looking around the corner for a serial killer:

The Riddles of Epsilon by Christine Mortan-Shaw
This book is seriously over looked. I don't know but one other person that has read it and I thought it was freaking fantastic. It was so creepy.

Bad Girls Don't Die by Katie Alender 
Ghosts. Really scary, evil ghosts. That is all. 

Books that when I think back to them I laugh:
(and then get a bunch of weird looks because I am laughing for no apparent reason)

Paranormalcy Series by Kiersten White
*laughs* I love Kiersten White and her brand of funny. I thought that the second one wouldn't hold that same snark but she brought it packed into Evie. 

The Hex Hall Series by Rachel Hawkins
Snark at it's finest. Sophie is build of snark and she throws a ton of one liners around.

Books that made me think outside my bubble:

Willow by Julia Hoban
Willow is a cutter but you can't help but fall in love with her character. 

Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson
Lia is anorexic. Something about Lia's story and her fight with her inner self pulls you in.  

The book that sort of gave me anxiety / the odd 11th book :

Divergent by Veronica Roth

This book gave me a new experience. I had NEVER experience this with any other book. Pure anxiety. I felt like I was the one jumping off the moving train or of the ledge of the 100 story building. It threw me off guard but I LOVED it. 

Just Sayin,
-The Nerd


  1. I forgot about Wintergirls, but it really was a very sad and emotional read and thinking back to it, it definitely belongs on my list too. Great list!

  2. I just added Bad Girls Don't Lie to my Goodreads TBR shelf; it sounds super creepy! Great list!

    My Top Ten List

  3. Aww I loved The Boo Thief too, it's so sad. I really can't wait to read Divergent! Bad Girls Don't Die looks uber creepy. Oh and I got the heebeejeebies when I started reading Miss Peregrine's! *shudder*


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