Book Tag: Inside Out

Good evening everyone!

Hope your week is productive and pleasant.

A few weeks ago I was tagged by Booksarica to join in my first book tag! Because I’m suffering from scatterbrainitis I didn’t even see the tag until this week. Sad, I know. Either way I am doing the tag now and it was a blast! The original book tag was created by Kristina Horner, and is inspired by the Pixar’s newest film, Inside Out. The goal is to pick books that inspired all those horribly wonderful feels – sad, happy, anger, disgust, and fear. I must admit I haven’t seen the film but it looked adorable and I will have to see it soon.


“I could listen to her stories, all day. I just wanted Riley to be happy…”

– Joy, Inside Out

A book that brought you joy:

Wow. This whole limiting myself to one book is super hard! So… I picked two!

The Ideal Man by Julie Garwood & The Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsely

Julie Garwood Ideal Man Cover  Winter Sea Cover

“I love you. We’re getting married, and that’s the way it is. Get used to it.” ― Julie Garwood, The Ideal Man

“But life, if nothing else, had taught her promises weren’t always to be counted on, and what appeared at first a shining chance might end in bitter disappointment.” ― Susanna Kearsley, The Winter Sea

I love both of these authors and every time I read one of their stories I feel happy. The story could be sad, dramatic, suspenseful, romantic, etc but I would still have a smile on my face by the end of it.

More about Susanna Kearsley can be found here!

Find out about Julie Garwood information here!

A book that made you angry:

The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson

lauriehalseanderson cover

“I needed to hear the world but didn’t want the world to know I was listening.”
― Laurie Halse Anderson, The Impossible Knife of Memory

This book… *face palm* The characters were driving me crazy. I loved them and yet I was like… guys come on! It is certainly worth a read but be prepared from some serious feelings.

Find more about Laurie Halse Anderson here!

A book(s) that made you sad:

The Guardian & The Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks

Guardian Nicholas Sparks Cover  The Longest Ride Cover

“You always have a choice. It’s just that some people make the wrong one.” – Nicholas Sparks, The Guardian

“Trust people, until they give you a reason not to. And then never turn your back.” – Nicholas Sparks, The Longest Ride

I never realized how many books came to mind when I think about sadness… I can’t decide if that is depressing or not. Either way I narrowed down the list to The Guardian and The Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks. Both are tearjerkers. I cried because I was happy. I cried because I was sad. Heck I cried because I was overwhelmed. Basically you get the point – all the feels.

Check out more of Nicholas Sparks here and don’t forget the tissues!

A book that disgusts you: 

Acheron by Sherrilyn Kenyon

 Acheron Book Cover

“Just because you can, doesn’t mean you should.” – Sherrilyn Kenyon, Acheron

Don’t get me wrong… I love this book and it is my favorite out of the Dark-Hunter series. However, the things that happen to Acheron and some of the action/motivations of the other characters not only disgusted me but brought me to tears as well. I was like how much worse could it get – then it got worse. Acheron just needed a hug… scratch that, he needed lots of hugs.

For more information about Acheron, click here. Check out other books by Sherrilyn Kenyon here.

A book that brings you fear:

Ransom by Lois Duncan

Ransom Book Cover

Couldn’t find a quote! Sorry!

Kidnapped on the way home from school would definitely not be on the top of my priority list. Being held for ransom, equally unappealing. The entire book was full of suspense. I didn’t know who to be afraid of or who I should worry about first.

Craving more scary stories? Click here to find out more about Lois Duncan!

Okay that’s it!


I’m tagging Jamie Stewart in this! But if anyone else wants to join in on the fun you are welcome to!

Thanks again to Booksarica for the tag and making me feel welcome to the blogging community!

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