I love Inside Out! It’s definitely one of my favorite movies of the year – Sadness is my favorite character, in case you were wondering. Since I’ve been seeing the Inside Out Book Tag going around for quite a while, I decided to finally do it! (Also, I ran out of ideas for posts this week, so, yeah.) I wasn’t tagged by anyone, but when has that ever stopped me? I’ve seen this on a ton of blogs, but most recently on Life and Other Disasters, which is where I took this from. Her answers are actually really great, so you should go check them out.
Joy: A book that brings you joy!
All of them? The Martian by Andy Weir, Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, Ready Player One by Ernest Cline, Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak… I could go on all day.
Fear: A book that scares you!
I think my answer for this question will always be The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova, because it really terrified me, and actually gave me nightmares for weeks. I stayed up late reading it one night, and was literally too scared to walk down the hall in the dark to go to the bathroom. I’ve read a decent number of thrillers or horror books, but this one truly scared me.
Disgust: A book that disgusts you!
The book freshest in my mind for this category is John Dies at the End by David Wong. I actually enjoyed the book, but there were a lot of really gross and disturbing moments. Like bizarre monsters, exploding dogs, and a drug that can think for itself, and will burrow through your face if you don’t take it willingly.
Sadness: A book that makes you sad!
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak, which is probably the same answer as most of the people who have done this tag. But I definitely sobbed for a good half an hour after I finished this book. A more recent read that kind of depressed me is Room by Emma Donoghue.
Anger: A book that makes you angry!
I’m going to go in two different directions here. First, the Legend trilogy made me angry because I just really hated it. I distinctly remember binge-reading the series (because I stupidly bought the whole thing, and I wanted to see if it got better), and just getting angrier and angrier as I read. I have never had that experience reading anything else, but those books just really bothered me. And, as for a book that made me angry on behalf of the characters, I’m going to go with Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins. I was so mad when this book came out and Peeta and Katniss got sent back into the arena.
If you want to do this tag, consider yourself tagged! And let me know what books make you happy/sad/scared/disgusted/angry in the comments!