Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Top Ten Tuesday 11.01.11

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted over at The Broke and the Bookish. This week's Top Ten is Top Ten Books I Had VERY Strong Emotions About.

  1. While England Sleeps by David Leavitt - IMMENSE IMMENSE TEARS. I can't even tell you, I was sobbing after finishing this. And I still get teary eyed when I think of the story. Heartbreaking.
  2. The Charioteer by Mary Renault - Ok, before I read the above book, this is the book that made me the most emotional. The sadness didn't hit me until after I put the book down and went to sleep, but the tears soon came.
  3. Marianne by Susanna Kearsley - I felt just immense happiness after reading this. I'm not a huge fan of a happily ever after, but I loved it here.
  4. Devil's Cub by Georgette Heyer - I hated this book with a fiery passion. I would have chucked it across the room if I wasn't reading it on my ereader.
  5. The Black Dahlia by James Ellroy - I'm surprised I finished this. I guess because it was a short book. I soon passed it on to my sister, because I hated it so much I didn't even want it in my presence any longer.
  6. Maurice by E.M. Forster - Another book that filled me with happiness after I finished.
  7. Charlotte and Emily (A Taste of Sorrow) by Jude Morgan - I felt a deep sense of melancholy after reading this. Even though though there were some happy times, there always seemed to be a wave of darkness hovering over every scene. I took my time with this one.
  8. The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde - Laughed my butt off. Hilarious.
  9. THE ENTIRE HARRY POTTER SERIES - No explanation necessary.
That's all I have. I can't think of ten.


-k said...

Hmmmm... The Black Dahlia has been sitting on my shelf for ages now. I knew there was a reason that I never picked it up. The question is; why did I buy it?
Great list!

Hannah Lorraine said...

The Importance of Being Earnest is genius. How can you not laugh through the whole thing. Greatness.

Maestra Amanda said...

I tried to read The Black Dahlia, but it was too much (heavy, I guess). It did stick with me though, thats for sure.
Totally agree with Harry Potter!


Peppermint Ph.D. said...

I loved The Importance of Being Earnest as well...lots of remember-worthy quotes to keep handy when you need a snicker :):)