Top Ten Books I Had VERY Strong Emotions About

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature on The Broke and the Bookish.
Now for ten books I had very strong emotions about!

1) New Moon by Stephenie Meyer.
I remember being so depressed while reading New Moon! I read it in a day, but midway through my parents stopped me so we could go to dinner as a family. I felt so sad at dinner, because Bella was so sad during New Moon. I knew I had to finish the book that night so I could stop being sad. And I loved the ending, once Edward was back in the picture!
2) The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins 

I rarely cry while reading books, but the Hunger Games definitely got me crying. *Spoilers* The scene where Rue died, and when Katniss risked her life to get Peeta the medicine he needed. 
3) The Iron Queen by Julie Kagawa

Ash and Meghan’s relationship was so intense in this book! I loved them together, and the love Ash showed for Meghan was so sweet. Then there was the ending … just very emotion-packed.
4) City of Glass by Cassandra Clare

Jace and Clary’s relationship is what made this book so emotional for me. They were SO PERFECT together, but there were so many obstacles that it made this book almost painful to read. (In a good way, if that makes sense). 
5) Divergent by Veronica Roth

This book was just full of so much EXCITEMENT, that I couldn’t put it down!
6) Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver

Such a sad and amazing book. I was entranced while reading it. 
7) The Dead and the Gone by Susan Beth Pfeffer

This book had some really gritty, gruesome, realistic scenes of what the world could be like after an apocalyptic disaster. I’ll never forget the images of Madison Square Garden full of body bags, and the main character finding the rotting corpse of his sister in an elevator. This was another book that I had to finish in one day, or else I would have felt unsettled while trying to sleep at night. 
8) Unwind by Neal Shusterman

One scene in particular — the unwinding — will always haunt me. 
9) Blood Promise by Richelle Mead

I think that out of all the Vampire Academy books, Rose went through the most in this one. The scenes with her and Dimitri were heart breaking. 
10) Gone by Michael Grant

The horrifying scene of the kids with their hands in concrete blocks, walking down from the school like malnourished zombies, will never leave my mind. 
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16 Comments on “Top Ten Books I Had VERY Strong Emotions About

  1. Hunger Games and Divergent both almost made my list for high-octane-excitement, and I agree that HG was really sad as well.

    All of Susan Pfeffer's apocalyptic trilogy is incredibly gruesome and detailed, definitely agree with you there.

    I really want to read Unwind – I need to pick up a copy! Then I'll know what scene you're talking about 🙂

  2. Before I Fall = excellent choice!

    For the Twilight novels, I think I should have chosen Breaking Dawn. Its ending angered me so much in its total lack of climax.

    Great picks!

  3. I couldn't agree more about Unwind. The clinical calmness with which the nurse narrated this horrifying process will haunt me forever. Hunger Games and Before I Fall are other haunting reads. Perfect list for Halloween and All Saints' Day.

  4. I loved Before I Fall! That is one book that sticks with you. Lauren Oliver really knows how to beat you up with her book endings doesn't she?

    I really have to read The Hunger Games, especially as I accidentally read the spoiler as I tried to scroll past it. Ooops.

    And I really want to read Unwind.

    Great top 10 list!

  5. I know what You mean referring to New Moon. I was in B&N and I started Bawling and a Sales person came over and asked if I was okay and she what I was reading and told me to Keep reading it gets better!! I loved New Moon but hard to get through! I agree with what you said about The Iron Queen, City of Glass, and Hunger Games!

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