Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Had a Strong Emotion About

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Top Ten Books I Had a Strong Emotion About
Shannon's Picks 
**Spoiler Alerts!**
I know a lot of people like this book, but I just couldn't get behind it.  The part where Hannah witnesses a rape but does nothing to stop it made me very very angry.  And she wasn't sorry at all!  I didn't think she deserved to pass judgement on others when she had blood on her hands too.
Thirteen Reasons Why 
This was another extremely frustrating book for me.  I didn't understand Margo at all!  I wanted to slap her face and scream "pull yourself together, woman!"
Once Upon a River 
The ending.  Oh man.  I did NOT see that coming and it truly shocked me.  I couldn't read another book for a week afterwards.
My Sister's Keeper 
The third book on this list that frustrated me on astronomic levels.  I was so angry that the rape scene was just swept under the rug and there was no resolution.
I knew what was coming.  And yet, when I got to THAT scene, I had to shut the book and not read it for a couple days.  And when I did, I sobbed.  SOBBED.  I wanted to put it in the freezer like Joey on Friends.
Old Yeller 
6. Beauty
I remember reading this book in elementary school and when I found out what was going to happen to the horse...I sobbed.  And sobbed.  And sobbed.  I'm such a sucker for animal stories.

This wasn't my favorite book, but reading the scenes in the Velodrome really got to me.  I think because I am a mom now, thinking about very small children suffering hurts me on a deep level.
Sarah's Key 
Oh, this book.  This book GUTTED me.  It like one punch after the other.  And so, so beautifully written. 
The Book Thief 
This book makes me sigh with contentment.  I loved it when I read it and loved it even more when I recently listened to it on audio book.  Something about it calls to me and that makes me very happy.    
The Scorpio Races 
I've read a lot of Sherman Alexie's work, but this book was really hard to swallow.  The anger coming off the pages almost hit me in the face.  It was intense and incredibly uncomfortable.  
Indian Killer 

1 comment :

  1. Ohhhhhhh THE BOOK THIEF. I have a physical reaction every time I even think about that book.

    My TTT: http://shelversanon.blogspot.com/2013/04/top-10-tuesday-rewind-my-book-boyfriends.html



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