Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Top Ten Books I Had Very Strong Emotions About

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

This week's topic is:  Top Ten Books I Had VERY Strong Emotions About

This was a very tough topic as I am kind of an emotional person and get emotional about books easily.

1.)    The Bronze Horseman by Paullina Simons-This book was an emotional rollercoaster.  I laughed, cried and almost threw the book across the room. 
2.)    My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult-This book made me sob uncontrollably while also being extremely pissed off at the author. 
3.)    Devil’s Knot:  The True Story of the West Memphis Three by Mara Leveritt-This book made me so angry! 
4.)    Bright Lights, Big Ass by Jen Lancaster-My husband thought I was nuts when I read this because I couldn’t stop laughing.
5.)    Helter Skelter by Vincent Bugliosi-Charles Manson scares the crap out of me.  I had to keep this book in my office at work and read it over lunch because having it in the house freaked me out.
6.)    All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque-I read this after my brother deployed to Iraq the first time and it evoked every emotion possible in me. 
7.)    Night by Elie Wiesel
8.)    Kolyma Tales by Varlaam Shalamov
7, 8 and 9 are a packaged deal.  Genocide infuriates me and when I read books like these where it’s obvious that things could have been done to prevent senseless deaths, I get so very angry.
10.) Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson-This book completely broke my heart.

What books are on your list?


  1. I really enjoyed My Sister's Keeper and still can not understand why they changed the ending for the movie! Great list!

    My Top Ten List

  2. I also really liked All Quiet on the Western Front. Originally I had to read it for school, but I read it again awhile after, and it is really emotional.

  3. LOVED the bronze horseman too. what an emotional roller coaster! please tell me you've read the rest of the trilogy!

  4. I haven't read any of those, but Bright Lights, Big Ass sounds awesome and I'm adding it to my wishlist purely for the title!

    My top ten is here if you'd like a look :)

  5. @Rachel, of course I have read the whole trilogy!! I LOVED it!

  6. Well John Green also recommends We Wish To Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed With Our Families, and his brother (Hank) seemed to think it was worth reading, too. I've got to look that one up because it sounds fascinating.


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