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This Week’s Topic:
That Made Me Feel
Some Pretty STRONG Emotions
|1. Monsters of Men by Patrick Ness|
If you know me at all, this is no surprise to you.
If you don’t, let’s just say this: It took me forever to finish this book
in anticipation of an emotional ending.
I sobbed SO HARD at the end of this book
I had to go to the other end of my house so I wouldn’t wake up
my husband. I loved it so much I don’t even know what to say. It’s THAT incredible.
|2. Soulless by Gail Carriger|
but I did over and over while I read this book!
|4. Fire by Kristin Cashore|
I didn’t pay attention to the dust jacket. I didn’t
realize that this was the COMPANION to Graceling,
not the sequel. So when I started reading it a mere minute or two
after finishing Graceling and IT DIDN’T WORK,
I CHUNKED IT ACROSS THE ROOM. No joke.
After my anger (at myself) subsided a few weeks later,
I picked it up and LOVED it. Even more than Graceling.
|5. Paper Towns by John Green|
This was one of those books that I hugged
when I finished. It was so profoundly excellent and
I immediately wished that I HADN’T just finished it so I could
have the experience of reading it again for the first time.
Every time I read John Green’s books, I feel that way.
His books are REAL LIFE, and those warrant HUGS.
|6. The His Dark Materials Trilogy by Philip Pullman|
Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy…
Pure joy, folks, right here.
|7. Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta|
This book made me feel blistering heartache,
but it felt so good.
This book is such an absolute delight,
but that beauty comes with pain.
|8. Room by Emma Donoghue|
This book made me feel tons of emotions,
and most of them weren’t all that great.
I had fear, anger, sadness, disgust…
and a little bit of elation and relief.
WHATEVER the emotion was,
it was to the EXTREME.
|9. The Twilight Saga by Stephanie Meyer|
When I read these books, I had no idea
that there were books out there that could be this good…
no idea that there were books that I could enjoy so much.
I’ve read lots of stuff that I deem “better” than these books,
but at the time, they made me crazy happy.
So, they make my list today.
|10. We The Animals by Justin Torres|