I only watched Pixar’s fabulous movie Inside Out very recently, so imagine my surprise when I saw that I had been tagged in this lovely bookish tag! I loved how clever, unique, and touching the movie was (tears, people, tears) and it reminded me just how confusing emotions can be sometimes. Needless to say, I’m very excited to do this tag! Thanks so much to Beth @ Reading Every Night for tagging me!!
How can you not smile while reading William Goldman’s The Princess Bride? Not only is it hilarious and witty, but it’s also a heartwarming tale of true love. Whether I’m laughing at Fezzik’s clever rhymes or swooning from the amazing bravery of Westley, you can be sure that this book certainly brings me joy. (The same goes for the movie– I love them both!)
I love Looking for Alaska by John Green, but a wave of sadness washes over me each time I read it. I don’t want to spoil anything, but I’m sure that those of you who have read it know what I’m talking about. The Fault in Our Stars is obviously incredibly sad as well, but this story contains a more subtle sadness, a sadness that fills you with its mystery and senselessness and the simple need to know why.
The most recent book to send creepy shivers down my spine was Sphere by Michael Crichton, but really anything by Michael Crichton will do. Be it aliens, dinosaurs, or some other scary creatures, you can rest assured that I’ll be thoroughly frightened after reading any of his novels. I have a bad habit of reading these fast-paced, gripping, suspenseful books right before I go to sleep, which is always a recipe for a strange dream or two.
I read William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet as a freshman in high school and it frustrated me to no end. They literally just met and they’re already willing to die for one another if they can’t be together? I just wasn’t buying any of it. I’ll save you the rest of my angry rant, because I’m sure you’ve heard it all before. I feel like this is one of those works that you either really like or really dislike– it certainly had that polarizing effect in my freshman English class!
Easy: Only Everything by Kieran Scott. It pains me to loathe a book as much as I dislike this one. Everything about it just left a sour taste in my mouth: the annoying main character and her narrative voice, the cheesy plot line, the insta-love involved, etc. I read about a third of it and then skimmed the rest because I just couldn’t take it anymore. Usually I’m pretty tolerant when it comes to things like this, but Only Everything was too annoying even for me!
I’ve lost track of who has done this post and who hasn’t, so I’ve decided to tag anyone who would like to do it! Be sure to leave me a link to your post below if you do decide to join in because I’d love to see which books you pick!
What books bring you these emotions? What do you think of the books that I’ve picked? Did you like the movie Inside Out? Let me know in the comments section below!