Inside Out Book Tag

I didn’t love Inside Out as much as others did. It was just too sad. But I do like the characters, and I really liked how each person had a different predominant emotion. Mine is anger, but I am working on that.

Thanks to Grace at Rebel Mommy Book Blog, who tagged me for this post. And thanks to Christy & Erica at Novel Ink for putting together these awesome images.

Can I cheat and say all of Rainbow Rowell’s books? Seriously. I love them all, especially Fangirl and Carry OnHarry Potter also makes me very happy. That’s why I keep listening to it over and over again on audio.
Looking back at my recent reviews, I came up with three other books that brought me joy while I was reading them.
Emmy and Oliver by Robin Benway – such a cute love story
Wanderlove by Kristen Hubbard – made me want to travel ASAP
The Life List by Lori Nelson Spielman – I wanted to be reading this book all the time!

If you know me in real life, you know that I don’t cry very often. EXCEPT when I’m reading books or watching movies. I can experience the emotions of others much easier than I let myself experience my own emotions. Not sure why that is, but these are some of the books that have made me cry, or at least come close.

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green – I think we all cried at this one.
Me Before You by Jojo Moyes – and this one too!
If I Stay by Gail Foreman – I can’t remember if I cried at the book, but I did at the movie.
Looking for Alaska by John Green – John Green got me again on this one.

I don’t like scary books, so I don’t read them. I can’t think of any books for this category. I’m lame. I know. šŸ™‚

For this category, I decided to pick a book where I felt anger on behalf of the character, instead of anger for myself (i.e. time based on a bad book). I could only come up with one.

The Truth about Alice by Jennifer Mathieu – I read this book before I started my blog, but here’s my “review” from Goodreads.
Wow! So heartbreaking. So true. I think every teenager should read this book to understand how much a lie can ruin someone’s life.

I wasn’t sure how to interpret this category. I decided to pick books that disturbed me. When I finished reading them, I wondered either “Why did I read that?” or “Why did the author write this story?” or “What a sick person?” or “Who would do that?” or maybe all of those things at once.
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn – if you read this blog, you know I hated this book
Still Missing by Chevy Stevens – that poor, poor girl
Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire – such a bad relationship example for teens
We Were Liars by E. Lockhart – so awful

I tag Lauren @ Bookmark Lit because I think she’ll have fun with this one.
Anyone else who would like to do this tag, go for it!
Have you seen Inside Out? What did you think? What’s your predominant emotion?

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  1. So glad you did this! Loved Emmy & Oliver too and it made me happy as well. Totally agree with all your sadness picks. With your disgust picks I actually loved Gone Girl and really liked We Were Liars. I really enjoyed Inside Out but it was pretty sad. I am unfortunately anger I think šŸ™

  2. This is so fun! I definitely agree about RR's books for Joy. I haven't read Carry On yet, but I'll get to it because I loved Fangirl. My favorite RR is actually Attachments. I loved the characters and the way she wrote it as a series of emails. And the HP books are my very, very favorites, so we're in agreement there, too. šŸ™‚

    I feel the same way about putting We were liars under disgust. Ugh! Such an awful, depressing story. I didn't love the book itself either. I would add Everything I never told you by Celeste Ng and The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins to this section.

    1. I love Attachments! I think it's my second favorite, after Fangirl. Yes, Harry Potter is the ultimate! Although I told my husband last night that The Lunar Chronicles is my second favorite series. He really should read them. šŸ™‚

      I actually liked The Girl on the Train, which surprised me because people compare it to Gone Girl. I haven't read Everything I Never Told You yet. Maybe I'll take it off my list.

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