Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Top Ten Tuesday (2)

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week there will be a new topic and a new list to make. Be sure to stop by the host blog to see all of the other blogs participating!

This week's topic:
Top Ten Books I Had Strong Emotions Over

1. Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer: Yes, I am a Twilight fan. Yes, this book made me cry. Every time I read it.

2. Harry Potter Books 6 and 7: You can't read about Dumbledore in the sixth book and Snape in the seventh and not start crying. Plus, the seventh was the end of the series and the end of an era. It's impossible to not have some strong emotions about that.

3. Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma: The entire book tugs at your heartstrings...it just does. But I think I started crying during the penultimate chapter and didn't stop for a while after I'd finished the book.

4. Night by Elie Weisel: I think the same could be said for any Holocaust book. These books are heartwrenching and make you suffer right along with the characters.

5. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky: The first time I read this book, it was exactly what I needed to read at the time. It convinced me that things didn't have to be perfect in order to be okay.

6. Faith of the Fallen and Confessor by Terry Goodkind: Two of the Sword of Truth books. With the philosophy presented in these books, you really stop and reexamine your life after reading them. In addition to that, the story and the characters...there's no describing it.

7. Phantom by Susan Kay: This book is another one that made me laugh, made me cry, and made me think. All of the emotions in it are so vivid and raw that I couldn't help but be swept away by it.

8. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix: This may have been the only book I've ever literally thrown across the room. And I'll tell you why: Professor Umbridge. I'm not sure I've ever hated a character that much.

9. Broken Chords by Barbara Snow Gilbert: I stumbled across this book one day at a time when I was trying to figure out my life in music. Reading the main character's thoughts and choices about her musical career helped me to understand how I needed to make my own.

10. Sing You Home by Jodi Picoult: This book has so many hot-button issues in it - homosexuality, evangelism, what constitutes a family. I remember yelling at some the characters many times while reading it.

What made your Top Ten list? Please leave a comment or link to your blog!


  1. I love seeing Forbidden on so many other people's lists! It really is an amazing book.

  2. For me it was New Moon that had me so emotional twist I sped through the book so I could get to the part where Edward and Bella were together again. Great list

  3. I totally agree with you about Night - it was so heart wrenching. Great list! :)

  4. J.K. Rowling knew what she was doing when she wrote the Harry Potter books. I agree about Deathly Hallows, the book and movies made me cry all over again.

    My Top Ten: http://rachelreader.blogspot.com/2011/11/top-ten-tuesday-7.html

  5. Oh I so agree about P. Umbridge!! She was so vile and I just wanted to punch her in the face!

    Great list!

    My Top Ten List


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