Inside Peek: Five Books That Give Me Emotions

Inside Peek: Five Books That Give Me Emotions

Books have this way of causing so many emotions inside of a person. What makes a great read?

There are several factors, but for me, a book must inspire me to be a better person or make a change in my life. It helps me make a realization about myself or helps explain to me why I am who I am. It has to make me laugh, or cry, but it always has to cause that spontaneous smile that rips across my face in a sudden instant of contentment and happiness.

I am not going to tell you a synopsis of the book because I am never good at this; I will end up just telling you the whole thing and spoiling the ending. So, instead, I will tell you how each book made me feel and give you an intriguing few lines from the Goodreads excerpt.

The Never List

Has everything I am interested in if only you knew how deranged my mind is. Well, you can.. read this book. Koethi Zan inspired me in so many ways and this book evoked so many fears inside me. This very book is the reason I hope to one day be a writer. This was her first book and I am waiting for the day that she graces me with another. It doesn’t hurt that she is compared to Gillian Flynn and Laura Lippman (two of my favorite authors).

For the next three years, they are held captive with two other girls in a dungeon-like cellar by a connoisseur of sadism.

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Sharp Objects

This book hits home in ways I am not ready to divulge. Also, this book had the ability to put me into a deep depression while still not being able to pull away. Everyone raves/raved about Gone Girl but I don’t think it was Gillian Flynn’s real hit. Pick up Sharp Objects if you have the time and tell me what you think.

Dogged by her own demons, Camille will have to confront what happened to her years before if she wants to survive this homecoming.

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 Tell The Wolves I’m Home 

Immediately after finishing this book I went to see if the author had a plethora of other reads for me. She didn’t, so, therefore, I was angry. She has yet to publish another book, and if she never does… well then, that would be a real shame. The book focuses on the issues of family and intolerance of change and those who are unlike yourself.

In this striking literary debut, Carol Rifka Brunt unfolds a moving story of love, grief, and renewal as two lonely people become the unlikeliest of friends and find that sometimes you don’t know you’ve lost someone until you’ve found them.

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  Me Before You

 This book made me cry a lot. It brought out the emotions of loss, anger, and the feeling of unwavering love for someone who has the ability to change your whole life. Have you read it? It upsets me that they are making it into a movie because I know they will never do it justice. I also am a bit upset she wrote a second book Me After You because I feel like there is not more to tell. However, I won’t lie to you in saying that I’m not going to read the sequel because I’m only human and I have to see what happens.

What Will doesn’t know is that Lou is about to burst into his world in a riot of colour. And neither of them knows they’re going to change the other for all time.

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Necessary Lies

Is unlike all of the other books… mainly because it is based on a true story. This book saddened me like no other. I know I said I wasn’t going to give a synopsis but I will say that the book is based on the true facts of the sterilization of the poor and incapable in North Carolina during the 60’s. Read it, thanks.

Jane and Ivy are thrown together and must ask themselves: how can you know what you believe is right, when everyone is telling you it’s wrong? 

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Read any of these books? Tell me what you thought of them. If you haven’t read them what books have you read that you feel helped cause a change in you?

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Marissa Giddens

I just ordered the book “Me Before You.” I already know it’s going to be a tearjerker but I don’t care. Once my emotions level out from that roller coaster, I may check out the other books on your list. Thanks for sharing!


    I got it too! I understand. I recently read FanGirl and I didn’t think it would be emotional for me at all. But I found myself crying a few times. If you are looking for a few tearjerkers I have some recommendations!

      Marissa Giddens

      Yes please!!! I finished “Me Before You” in three days I now I have no idea what to read next. I’m debating whether or not to read the sequel but I’m worried it won’t be as good.


        Okay. A few suggestions.. “All The Bright Places”. It gave me so many emotions and I cried a lot. It’s not the same kind of love story as “Me Before You” but it’s still fantastic! Other great books.. “Everything I never Told You”, “Where They Found Her”… and a bunch more. Here is my personal Goodreads if you want to take a look.

Emily of Em Busy Living

I agree that “Sharp Objects” is Flynn’s best book. I really love that one, and it haunted me as well. I’ve just seen the trailer for the movie “Me Before You” and had never heard of the book before, but now I’m sad I haven’t read it! It sounds amazing and heartbreaking.


    Right?!?! It was definitely a good one. I wish she would quite writing screenplays and being a co-producer and get back to writing books.

Jordan Beck Wagner

Read “The Opposite of Loneliness”! One of the best books I’ve ever read and definitely an emotion one!


    I will have to look that one up. I don’t think I’ve heard of it but I will definitely add it to my list!

Pippa Vague

Paris Letters by Janice Macleod – I think you’ll enjoy it, actually I think everyone will enjoy it because it’s a bit like having a conversation with your best friend who knows just what to say to make you giggle and cry and feel good about yourself. Plus it will give you major wanderlust and that’s never a bad thing right? 🙂


    Looking it up! Those sorts of books make me emotional. Also they make me feel a bit crazy. I will read it and tell you all about my whirlwind of emotions!

Amanda | Chasing My Sunshine

Me Before You gave me all. of. the. feels. I’ve read a couple of others on this list, but that one is definitely the most memorable. I’m always on the lookout for really good books like this, so thank you! Right now I’m trying to read more of a thriller (Heart Shaped Box), and so that’s a whole ‘nother type of feels!


    Right? I think it did for everyone! It’s the best! Yes, I get you. Have you read Girl On The Train? It’s a really goof thriller. Plus, the movie is coming out this year so If you haven’t already read it you should before the movie butchers it. I hate movies based on books/ What about you?

      Amanda | Chasing My Sunshine

      I did read Girl On the Train! Philadelphia actually picked a book this past summer to read as a city (through the library) and this was it. I typically dislike movies based off of books. I thought the Gone Girl movie was just. Ugh. Not my fave.

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