Tuesday, June 4, 2024

Top Ten Tuesday - My Emotions! My Emotions!

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week's topic is...

My Emotions! My Emotions!

Happy Tuesday! I really love this topic! We are tasked with finding books that evoked really strong emotions from me. A big part of my rating is determined by how much the book made me feel. I could have filled me with joy, gave me with an aching heart, or left me with lots to think about. No matter what, I felt something. This week I thought I would share books that made me cry - five happy, five sad. Though, I must say that the sad-cry books left me happy or happy-ish in the end. I am trying to incorporate recent books, but my love for happy/sad books runs deep. 

  1. Mrs. Quinn's Rise to Fame by Olivia Ford
  2. Just for the Summer by Abby Jimenez
  3. Out on a Limb by Hannah Bonam-Young
  4. Fangirl Down by Tessa Bailey
  5. The Happy Life of Isadora Bentley by Courtney Walsh
  1. Dear Edward by Ann Napolitano
  2. The Housekeeper and the Professor by Yoko Ogawa
  3. The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce
  4. Coyote Lost and Found by Dan Gemeinhart
  5. After Annie by Anna Quindlen

What are some books that made you feel?
Let us know in the comments!


  1. Great take on the prompt, Sam. I love an emotional book and if I haven't shed some tears by the end something has gone terribly wrong. lol Out on a Limb has been on my radar and my library has it so hopefully I'll get to it soon.

    1. Out on a Limb may be too fluffy for you, but it was amazing! Tears of joy!!!

  2. Thanks for the list. I haven't read any of these.

  3. Yes, Isadora Bentley brought out strong emotions! I loved it too!

  4. I've always thought of Tessa Bailey's books as light, fun romps, so I'm pleasantly surprised to see that one brought happy tears!

    1. It was fun, but it was so sweet, too. I adored this one. Definitely high on my list of her books.

  5. I see some of your recent favorites here! Great list!

    1. I try to feature more recent books since we often circle back to same/similar topics.