Tag: The Inside Out Book Tag

Today’s tag is inspired by a post I saw while reading Jenny’s Jenny in Neverland blog. While I wasn’t explicitly tagged to do this post, I do love me a good Disney inspired tag and as such I had to do this one.

Interested to see what has impacted me inside and out? Keep on reading to find out my thoughts and opinions.

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Joy: which book brings you the most joy? 

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Harry Potter #3) by J.K. Rowling. Hands down one of my favourite novels of all time, returning to the world of Harry Potter, especially through Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, always brings me joy.

Fear: the book that scared you more than anything.

Hater (Hater #1) by David Moody. The opening to Hater, which if you don’t know is an unknown narrator being brutally killed by an old lady with an umbrella, still makes my breath hitch with fright.

Disgust: Which book grossed you out the most? 

Vimy by Pierre Berton. While I haven’t finished Berton’s account of one of the greatest battles in Canadian history, it is not due to lack of interest. In fact, from what I have read this book seems like a very accurate depiction of the battlefield. However, Berton spares no detail when it comes to explaining the look of destruction and the odor of war and as such it is very hard to read all in one sitting.

Sadness: Which book made you cry the hardest? 

Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys. A heartbreaking look at an otherwise overlooked part of World War II, Between Shades of Gray tells the story of Lithuanians displaced to Siberian work camps. While the entire book is enough to bring a grown man to tears its the concluding chapter that had me curled up in a ball ugly crying.

Anger: Which book pissed you off? 

Life of Pi by Yann Martel. It has been a hot second since I’ve been able to mention just how much I disdain Life of Pi. Besides the novel being an absolute bore, I have a personal traumatic 11th-grade English experience of being made to sit in the middle of the classroom, in an imaginary boat taped out on the floor, while the teacher squirted water out of a tiger shaped McDonald’s toy, so there is that.

Bing Bong: Which book was over the top awesome? 

Gemina (The Illuminae Files #2) by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff. The most recent novel that I’ve read and given five stars to, Gemina is just one of those books that is so awesome it is rather hard to come up with words to express complete and utter adoration for.

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And those are my answers for the Inside Out Book Tag. Want to answer the questions but haven’t been tagged? Take this as me tagging you and leave a comment or link to your post below!

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