Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Had VERY Strong Emotions About (cry, laugh, hurl across the room, etc.)

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

This week's topic is SO fun!  Here's my list, no particular order...

1.  The Bible.  Best. Book. EVER.

2.  Anything by N. D. Wilson.  This guy seriously amazes the crap out of me.  Every stinking time I read his books I laugh hysterically, get this tingly feeling from my head to my toes, fall into the story like Alice into Wonderland, and go blank every time I think about the characters because they're so dang fantastic it hurts to try to wrap my brain around them.  (Review for Leepike Ridge.)

3.  Delirium by Lauren Oliver.  I cannot begin to say how much I freaking love this book.  I bawled my eyes out like nothing else.  This is seriously the hardest I've ever cried reading a book, and the 2nd hardest I've ever cried over anything media related (the first being the movie "The Boy in Striped Pajamas", where I cried like I'd lost my mother, and still *almost* cry like an idiot every time I so much as think about it).  It blew me out of the water and I am dying for more.  Come, Pandemonium!!

4.  Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver.  Well, here's another.  By Lauren Oliver.  I didn't cry nearly as hard, but boy did I bawl, completely and utterly in shock and awe at how things happened.  There are no words for the amazingness of her books.

5.  Are You Going to Kiss Me Now? by Sloane Tanen.  This book was stupid and disgusting throughout.  I almost barfed.  Period, end of story.  I think I need therapy.

6.  Incarceron and Sapphique by Catherine Fisher.  These books are on here because, well, they blessed me and inspired me beyond almost anything.  BLOW. MY. MIND.  Like, full on EXPLOSION.  MindbogglingbeautyJARED.  Ok, so I get a little bit fangirly when I talk about these books.  Genius writing.  Genius story. INCREDIBLE cliff-hangers and endings and CLIMAX.  OMG.  Like, these two tie as one in my top five favorite books ever cannot be kicked out by other almost as awesome books.

  7.  The Mark of the Lion Trilogy by Francine Rivers.  I'm typically a loud person.  Usually, it's my loud laugh.  Sometimes it's a loud squeal of delight.  Rarely it's an obnoxious scream of terror.  And hardly ever is it a scream of frustration-anger-hatred-love-madness-terror-and-pure-adrenaline.  I guess I've only done that once.  When I read this trilogy.  Specifically the first book, A Voice in the Wind.  The end made me jump up, run around my room, fling open my door, run around the house, yelling, "WHYYYYY?!!!!"  And then I immediately settled into reading book #2.  I can't help it.  I swear it almost killed me.  Craziest cliff-hanger I've ever read.  And the books are, in general, freaking awesome.

  8.  Inkspell and Inkdeath by Cornelia Funke.  Well, since I've already flooded     you all with my intense love for these books, I'll just say...  I cry every time I read these books.  Like, SOB.  But not only that, they're just so beautiful and wonderful and fairy-tale-like and they make me dream and want to marry Dustfinger. :D

9.  Black, Red, and White by Ted Dekker.  These books literally changed my life.  My perspective, the way I view the world.  How I live my life.  How my relationship with God effects my life and others'.  How powerful Christ is.  How incredibly perfect He is.  Things like that.  Strong emotion:  tears, for sure, and just pure joy and happiness.

10.  Green by Ted Dekker.  So, this is obviously a part of the Black/Red/White trilogy/series thingy.  So why isn't it up there with them?  Well, it's because my feelings for this book were on the opposite side of the spectrum as the first three.  I felt that it was very disturbing (and slightly stupid...I mean, vampire bats? really?).  I really really disagreed with the doctrine and found "God's" decision in the end totally and competely unrealistic and unlike Him.  Not His unchanging Character.  Stupid stupid stupid stupid.  I was totally depressed at the end.  My advice:  stick with the first three.

There's my Top Ten!  Link me to your Top Ten posts! :)  Happy reading!

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