I saw Inside Out in theaters almost immediately after it came out and I loved it. I’ve lost track of how many times I’ve seen it. I even have a stuffed plush of Joy. So, of course I’m going to do this tag. Honestly, I’m surprised I didn’t find it sooner. But hey, it’s good for a lazy day post, right?
I mean that in the best way possible. Today is my first day of summer and I’ve been lazier today than I have been in months. It’s a great feeling. I actually had another post planned, the 100 book tag, but then realized it was inspired by the TV show and not naming 100 books. Silly me. But it’s okay, because I found a plan B that will probably be easier and more entertaining to write/read. 😉
That was a long intro. Let’s dive into the questions!
I wasn’t tagged by anyone. I just saw this on another blog and liked it, so I’m doing it. #rebel
One more thing. I’m going to pick two books for each answer instead of just one, because… well, why not? It’s Friday, I feel like bending the rules, and it doesn’t technically say that you can only choose one! 😉
1. A book that brings you joy.
I could’ve picked a lot of books for this, but here are a couple of more recent reads. My Lady Jane was so fun and full of horse jokes, and the perfect light read while still having a developed plot. The Ruby Circle was like a nonstop Rose and Dimitri cameo, and the two of them with Sydney and Adrian was just perfect. And the ending was everything I could’ve hoped for! ❤
2. A book that makes you sad.
Both of these were absolutely amazing books that I binge-read (ACOWAR in 2 days, TFH in 1), but they seriously hurt my heart and soul. I’ll leave it at that, since they’re both later books in a series.
3. A book that makes you angry.
I can’t really think of any books that make me angry. I loved both Crystal Storm and A Gathering of Shadows, but CLIFFHANGERS. They’re evil. (You can decide for yourself if I’m talking about the cliffhangers or the authors for including them, hahah.)
4. A book that disgusts you.
I had to read both of these for English class this year and UGH. I know they have deep themes and symbolism, but I didn’t like either of them. At all. I didn’t know I could feel so strongly for books that are so small.
If you asked me to summarize 1984, I’d say that Book 1 was attempted rebellion, Book 2 was nonstop sex, and Book 3 was psychological torture with an ending that, in my opinion, rendered the entire story pointless. And then Lord of the Flies is just disgusting and gives me the creeps. Specifically, the scenes with Simon and Piggy, respectively. Just no. No, no, NO. 🙂
Fun fact – when my teacher asked the class to write a paragraph describing our thoughts on 1984 upon finishing, I very professionally told him I’d like to throw the book in a fire. Just with different words. Sorry not sorry. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
5. A book that brings you fear.
Oh, look, another Richelle Mead book. I’m sure you’re all surprised. XD
But in all seriousness, the end of Shadow Kiss had a cliffhanger that terrified my broken heart. That counts, right? Right.
And The Trees Crept In legitimately freaked me out. I ended up not finishing it because it was so creepy, even though the story and the characters were great. What can I say? I’m a chicken. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Honorable mention: The Light by D.J. Machale. I read this when I was young, but didn’t realize it was a horror story. I stopped reading the first time the main character’s drawing came to life, maybe 50 pages in. My copy is still in a box somewhere, I’m pretty sure…
What book(s) made you feel a lot of emotions? Have any scared you? Have any made you cry? Which ones made you really happy? I’d love to know! Tell me in the comments! 🙂
I’m off to do a bit of journaling and read more of The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco before bed. 😉 I hope you all have a fabulous day/night! ❤
Until next time…