Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Had Strong Emotions About

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.  I'm excited to participate; after all, I make lists FOR EVERYTHING!  This week's topic focuses on books that I had a strong emotional reaction to, whether it be laughing, crying, or general disgust, I'm going to share it all!

1.  If I Stay by Gayle Forman- This brilliant story had me sobbing into tissues uncontrollably.  If you haven't read this book, you must! It's powerful.

2.  Summer series by Jenny Han- This series probably impacted me more than any other YA series out there. I hung on every one of Jenny Han's carefully constructed sentences.  It's hands down one of my favorite series.  I cried at the end of the series, because I was so sad it was over. Yes, I am a huge nerd.

3.  Jessica Guide to Dating on the Dark Side by Beth Fantaskey- This book had me laughing out loud when I read it on vacation two summers ago. I can still remember people giving me weird looks for my reaction to this novel.

4.  Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins- *Sigh* I loved this book!

5.  Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins- Although I love the Hunger Games series, I was disappointed by the ending of this book. I'm pretty sure I threw it across the room. 

6.  Insatiable by Meg Cabot- I had no idea that Meg Cabot could be so funny! She hand me laughing out loud with all her snarky comments.

7.  Unearthly by Cynthia Hand- I had lost some confidence in angel books, but this book made me a believer.  Best. angel. book. ever.  

8.  The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting- This book had me on the edge of my seat! I loved it....talk about suspense!

9.  The Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead- This one had me on a emotional rollercoaster. One moment I was happy, the next I was crying, and the next I was angry.  After this series, you have been through it all!

10.  The Maze Runner by James Dashner- I remember I was so confused when reading this book!  I had so many questions that were unanswered, but it was all in a good way...if that makes sense.  This book had me thinking and questioning more than any other YA book out there.

So what books elicited a strong emotional reaction out of you?  Do you agree with me?  Let me know what you think!


13 comments:

  1. Great list! I haven't made mine yet but Mockingjay might be on it. I wasn't as disappointed in that one as I was with Breaking Dawn but it did provoke strong reactions. I didn't throw it across the room though. I've only done that with college textbooks :)

    I did find Insatiable to be very funny but I'd read some of Meg Cabot's chick lit so I knew she could write funny stuff.

    The Vampire Academy series definitely made me feel strong emotions too, especially books 3-5. Blood Promise was such a sad, sad book. I just felt so bad for Rose.

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  2. Oh I am so with you on If I Stay. I cried so hard with that one that I gave myself a headache.

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  3. I haven't read any of the books that you have listed but I'm going to be sure to buy them now. I love your blog, it gives me inspiration, thanks so much, Sally xx

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  4. I agree about the ending of Mockingjay...and If I Stay still brings me to tears when I think of certain parts. Great list!

    My Top Ten List

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  5. Many of these would be on my list as well. I loved The Hunger Games and Anna and the French Kiss. I have a few of these on my tbr list as well. Happy reading!

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  6. AWESOME list :) So proud that I've read so many of these.

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  7. I had lost confidence in angel books until Unearthly as well and then that won made me want to devour any and all I came across. I love me some Tucker:) And don't even get me started on Anna, I was like a tittering schoolgirl the whole way through. LOVED IT!

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  8. A huge yes to If I Stay. Totally ugly cried through that one! Also Mockingjay. I was so emotionally confused after that one!

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  9. oh my gosh, i was so disappointed in the ending of mockingjay too! horrible!

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  10. I debated about writing up a post for this one but got lazy. If I Stay definitely would have topped my list too. I was seriously crying reading that book. The only other one that immediately came to mind was The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson.

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  11. We have so many of the same book loves!

    If I Stay left me a sobbing mess too, and you know how I feel about Anna and TBF! Vampire Academy had such a strong effect on me that I had to take a break from the series at one point due to emotional trauma.

    Seriously! :D

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  12. If I Stay made be bawl. And I love me some Meg Cabot snarkiness :)

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  13. i've only read two of these but i loved them too! the body finder and Vamp academy.

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