Top Ten Books I Had Strong Emotions Over.

November 1, 2011

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

This week the topic is about books that I’ve cried, laughed at, hurled across the room. You get the idea.

1) The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. 
I adored this book so much, yet the ending absolutely near destroyed me. It’s a kind of happily ever after, but I mean, Rudy. WHY?! The entire book is so powerful, but the ending of this was just a slap in the face for me. It definitely made me sit up and take notice that there were two sides of WWII. As I’m a Brit, I’m only taught that it was the Germans that bombed us in air raids, and it’s easy to forget that it happened the other way around too. And this book definitely highlighted that fact for me.

2) Before I Die by Jenny Downham
I spent most of my time reading this book angry at the main character for being so stupid and selfish. I get that she was dying from Cancer, but the way she acted really, really annoyed me. And then I ended up sobbing at the ending anyway. 

3) Death In Venice by Thomas Mann
I have never thrown a book across a room before I read this. Bored me to near tears. 

4) If I Stay by Gayle Forman
Tears, again. Most of the books on this list will no doubt be about me crying over them. But this one, for definite, HAD to be included in this list.

5) City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare
The ending made me want to launch this book across the room so many times. Why end it there?! WHY?!

6) All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque
Some of the scenes in this book were absolutely horrific. There’s one in particular where the MC describes watching one of his comrades lungs pump as he breathed in and out. Absolutely awful. This book shocked me no end.

7) The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
I wanted to climb through the pages of the book and pummel Gray so much! I have never, ever been as angry with an MC as I was with this book. The ending was extremely satisfying for me, to say the least.

8) Anything Goes by John Barrowman
This man is amazing. I spent most of my time laughing my way through his autobiography, especially when I was imagining the emergency flapping story. Absolutely brilliant.

9) A Walk to Remember by Nicholas Sparks
This book filled me up with lots of warm fuzzy moments, and, yes, I did cry at the end.

10) Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K Rowling
I cried. And then cried some more. And just when I thought I’d gotten over it, I cried again. Which then quickly turned into full-blown sobbing. 

Those are my choices for this week! 🙂

3 thoughts on “Top Ten Books I Had Strong Emotions Over.

  1. toni d.

    Haha, totally know what you mean with Dorian Gray. I’ve never felt so much satisfaction over an ending like that for a character! And A Walk to Remember… it’s making me well up just thinking about it!

  2. Sarah Darlington

    Most of these I haven’t read yet. I didn’t really like City of Fallen Angels…so I guess I had a pretty strong reaction to that one too…since I loved all Cassandra Clare’s other books. 🙂


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