Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Top 10 Emotion Producing Books

Question:  Top 10 Emotion Producing Books.

Answer: This week it might be easier to venture over to our top 25 lists on the left hand side of the blog.  Our favorite books are those that produce strong emotions, unless of course, they produce too much emotion in which case they get chucked across the room.  Sorry for the lack of surprises on this week’s list...

  1. The Pillars of the Earth (Ken Follett) – What a rollercoaster ride!  The Hamleigh’s are one of the most villainous family’s in all of literature.  How easy they made it to cheer for Jack, Philip, Tom and Aliena.
  2. The Kite Runner (Khaled Hosseini) – The end scene caused eye redness for almost a month.
  3. Les Miserables (Victor Hugo) – Despite the length of this novel, it left us with a feeling of get-up-out-of-the-chair-and-do-something-to-make-the-world-better feeling.
  4. Wuthering Heights (Emily Bronte) – Hate and anger are pretty much the only two emotions utilized during the reading of this book.  Have we mentioned before that we absolutely LOATH Heathcliff? 
  5. The Harry Potter Series (J.K. Rowling) – Pretty much every emotion is called upon multiple times throughout this series.
  6. Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen) – Yep.
  7. Jude the Obscure (Thomas Hardy) – This novel would fall into the throwing across the room variety.
  8. Bag of Bones (Stephen King) – At the time we wanted to pick Max Devore out of his wheel chair and inflict pain.  Our therapy sessions are ongoing...
  9. Three Men in a Boat (Jerome K. Jerome) – Side splitting laughter.
  10. Gone with the Wind (Margaret Mitchell) – This one almost falls into the throw across the room variety, yet how can we possibly stay angry with Rhett and Scarlett??? 

Have a great week and head on over to The Broke and the Bookish to join the fun!


  1. I didn't know The Pillars of the Earth was a book!

  2. I must read Three Men in a Boat. It has been on my TBR pile for way too long without any action on my part. Thanks for the reminder. I considered adding Harry Potter now I think I should have.

    My Head is Full of Books

  3. I thought of Wuthering Heights at the last minute and added it to my list last night. God, I hated that stupid book!

  4. I love that The Kite Runner made it onto your list. I definitely have to agree about that one.