Yet another blog link-up from "The Book Chewers."
Prompt: It's all about the feels this week! Walk us through the
books that have had a profound emotional impact on you. Use the list
below as a guideline, but feel free to adjust it to suit your purposes.
Made you laugh
The Fault In Our Stars by John Green, Going Bovine by Libba Bray, any of the Harry Potter books by J.K. Rowling, Wonder by R.J. Palacio, The Host by Stephenie Meyer, any books from the Darkness Rising trilogy and many others.
Made you cry
The Fault In Our Stars by John Green, the later Harry Potter books by J.K. Rowling, The Help by Kathryn Stockett, The Host by Stephenie Meyer, Wonder by R.J. Palacio, The Rising by Kelley Armstrong, Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson, and How I Lost You by Janet Gurtler. That's just off the top of my head, but I cry easily when reading books. If they're really good, I cry during endings, because I'm just so sad that it's over.
Left you depressed
Ugh, The Fault In Our Stars by John Green. The Host by Stephenie Meyer got me in a serious reading funk (but that book isn't exactly peppy, unicorns and rainbows to begin with). The Rising by Kelley Armstrong had a sort of bittersweet ending, but that might've just been me, because I didn't want to say goodbye to the characters right away. The Girl Who Could Fly by Victoria Forester is pretty dark, too.
Stunned or shocked you
Oh my Gollum, Insurgent for sure. Who else had no idea that that ending was coming? *Raises hand*
Left you inspired
Requiem by Lauren Oliver, The Host by Stephenie Meyer, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling, The Help by Kathryn Stockett, Wonder by R.J. Palacio, and The Revised Life of Ellie Sweet by Stephanie Morrill. After I read it I wanted to get up and write or get up and do something. But when I'm inspired after reading a book, the book that I start writing is pretty much exactly like the book I just read.
Wonder by R.J. Palacio, The Host by Stephenie Meyer, and any of the Harry Potter books by J.K. Rowling. I laughed, I cried, and I cried some more.
Huh. A lot of these books crossed over into different categories. The Host, Harry Potter, and Wonder, especially.
How many of these books have you read? Do you agree with the categories I put them in? Leave a comment! :D
Monday, August 19, 2013
All the Feels
I am a 17-year-old homeschooler, author, daydreamer, voracious reader, introvert, feminist, klutz, fangirl, and overuser of tape. I love the impossible (which might explain my obsessions with fantasy novels and Harry Potter) but I dip into the real world . . . occasionally. I tend to get overly emotional over my OTPs and eat sushi or listen to Taylor Swift to soothe the pain. If all else fails, reruns of “Doctor Who” or “Supernatural” is sure to help. I’m a big fan of mismatched socks, Cheez-Its, and bittersweet endings. I believe anything Rainbow Rowell, Felicia Day, or Lin-Manuel Miranda touches turns to gold. If you want to win the way to my heart, help me adopt a baby elephant. Or a llama. Or both. I write to survive and will often yell at my characters if they aren’t behaving, which is always. It doesn’t usually help. I am a contributor to the "Fauxpocalypse" anthology. You can follow me on Twitter at @Magic_Violinist.