Tuesday, November 1

Top Ten Tuesday

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

This week's topic is my top ten of books that I had VERY strong emotions about (like cry, laugh, hurl across the room, etc). For my list there is no order. Like Lisa at The Garden of Books, I am a crier. I cry when I'm sad, angry, feeling blue, super duper happy, and whatever. Like her I'm not wailer or a throw a fit type of gal. Well, when I'm VERY angry I'm throw a fit, but that's a different tale to tell. There's been plenty of books that gave me VERY strong emotions, so it'll be hard to limit it to just 10. Here's my attempt:

10) The Snow Fox by Susan Fromberg Schaeffer. Ahhhhh, this was the first book I thought off. I cried like baby because the ending was so tragic and so romantic I wanted to die. I simply adored this whole book and I loved and hated the ending. I was also undoubtedly in love with Matsuhito. 

9) The Killing Dance by Laurell K. Hamilton. Grrrr. I hurled this book at the wall. I was SO mad at Anita Blake (the main chicka) that I avoided the series for a long, long time. I was so angry with her that my anger isn't completely gone. I wish I could been sent into the book and give Anita a good shake. *sighs* Alas, that is not so.

8) The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks. I bawled throughout this whole book. It touches me personally because my family is at high risk for Alzheimer's Disease, so it was an emotional roller coaster for me. Great book, but it was oddly sad. =(

7) Breaking Dawn by Stephanie Meyer. UGH! I was not pleased. Not pleased at all! I hated how Stephanie Meyer finished the Twilight series. I hated how everything went down. Grrrr. I feel like she just gave-up. I don't know. I can't say much because I don't want to ruin the book for those who haven't read the book yet. But I felt horrible for Jacob and his pack. 

6) Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier. This was another roller coaster for my emotions. It was such a tragic tale and I sobbed like a two year old throughout the entire book. I just kept rooting for Inman and Ada, but yeah....Great book.

5) New Orlean's Legacy by Alexandra Ripley. Gah. At first I really adored this book, but after chapter 4 I wanted to scream and throw the book. However, by the end I calmly sat the book down and swallowed my distaste and saved it for the discussion we'd have when the Book Club got together (yes, I was part of a Book Club for a wee bit). 

4) The Vampire Lestat by Anne Rice. It's been a while since I read this, but I couldn't stand Lestat. He annoyed the heck out of me and I had to force myself to finish the book. It wasn't the authors fault or the book's fault, it was HIM! GAH! *calms down* I'm better now.

3) Good in Bed by Jennifer Weiner. What a great book. This was such an emotional roller coaster too. I really connected with the main character and so when she hurt, I hurt. When she was happy, I was happy. The ending was so sweet and I need to read this again. ^.^

2) Dear John by Nicholas Sparks. =( I was not a happy camper when the ending rolled around. I was sooooooooooooooo angry that I hurled the book across the room. I understand why the ending happened the way it did, but I was so disappointed at the immaturity of the characters (except for John, he was the only one I liked). 

1) Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare. Hated this. Hated this. HATED THIS! I know it's one of the "best Billy has written" but I hate it. If I was able to I would burn all the copies of this book. It makes no sense. Why would you kill yourself over someone you knew for a couple weeks? It boggles my mind! Yes, I love tragic love stories as much as the next gal or guy, but c'mon! Bleh. -.-

Well, I hope you enjoyed my ranting and raving. ^.^ What books gave you STRONG emotions?



Blodeuedd said...

LOL!. I love that last one ;)

But yes the BD end was just one big wtf

Carole Rae said...

Shyia! That's what I said the first time I read it. *sighs* I guess I've never been in THAT much love to do that.

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