Weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish
Top Ten Books I Had VERY Strong Emotions About
(cry, laugh, hurl across the room, etc.)
Haha, I can think of a few off the top of my head… I don’t often cry at things, be it books or movies, so let’s see how many on this list I can actually get through!
- Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer <– Definitely HURL ACROSS THE ROOM. I read the series before the first movie came out, and loved it enough without the movie hype but MY GOD this last book was ridiculous. The story itself isn’t realistic but I could’ve bought it up until this book. Jump. the. shark.
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling <– The whole series as a whole probably evoked all 3 of those strong emotions, but this last book will of course be the one that will be the definitive one. (Tho my favourite is still Half-Blood Prince)
- Lamb by Christopher Moore <– This book made me laugh so much.
- The Wedding by Nicholas Sparks <– Almost made me cry. Almost. I loved The Notebook and this book was a nice sequel to familiar characters.
- The Duchess by Amanda Foreman <– Wanted to hurl it across the room, for sure. If I wanted to read a text book, complete with half-pages of footnotes, I would have picked up a history text book.
- The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold <– This book affected me maybe more than Room did with its disturbing storytelling.
- The Help by Kathryn Stockett <– So much of this book made me want to cheer and root for the right thing. Fantastic book.
- One Day by David Nicholls <– Maybe one of the other books that had moments where I wanted to cry, laugh, and punch one of the characters in the face!!
- Something Borrowed by Emily Giffin <– I wouldn’t condone cheating, but for some reason this book just made me fall in love with it and I found myself rooting for said couple!
- The Secret by Rhonda Byrne <– Okay, I couldn’t get through this book. I wanted to throw it out the window. Don’t get me wrong, I get the point of it.. I get what the “secret” is.. law of attraction and all that, but the book is just SO repetitive. Yeah, law of attraction is that the more you repeat the same thing over and over, you might actually attract/believe it.