A couple of months ago, Kristina posted a video called the Inside Out Book Tag and I thought it would be fun to do the same thing, but in a blog version rather than vlog. Inside Out is a Disney-Pixar movie which is about 5 different characters who represent 5 basic emotions that live inside the mind of a young girl. It was such a cute movie that’s so important and sends a great message about the role sadness playing in our lives, and how sadness is vital to our wellbeing.
For the book tag you are supposed to choose one book for each emotion.
1. JOY – Which book brings you the most joy?
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s stone by J.K. Rowling.
Harry Potter was probably a lot of people’s first book love. It was mine too. Whenever I read the books, it makes me so happy and even to this day I discover new things that my younger self skipped over.
2. DISGUST – Which book grossed you out the most?
Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James
Here’s a fun story for you all: I first read fifty shades originally not knowing a single thing about the book. I didn’t even know it was about BDSM book. I read an article title how it beat harry potter sales and I was so offended that I just downloaded the book and began to read it. And that’s the story of how I read my first (and last) erotica. This book is not an accurate or even remotely healthy relationship between two consenting parties. This book perpetuates rape culture and glorifies abuse. This book in one word? Ew.
3. FEAR – Which book scared you?
Raven’s Gate by Anthony Horowitz.
Whenever I think of this book, I think of year 10 maths lesson. I know, weird? It’s only because it was during maths that my friend, Macushla, recommended this book to me. And I loved it! It’s so creepy and thrilling!
4. SADNESS – Which book made you cry the hardest?
Me Before You by JoJo Moyes
I never cry at books. It’s a fact. I just don’t get that emotional over book. I do get sad but not to the point where I’m on the verge of tears. Although there are some problematic themes in this but damn this book had me in tears.
5. ANGER – Which book pissed you off?
Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen
I think the main reason this book made me mad is because I had such high expectations for this book. My anger really stems from the fact that there was SO MUCH potential with this, yet the implications with the storyline, and irritating characters made it so disappointing to read.