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Book Tag: Inside Out Tag

The Inside Out book tag is based on the Disney Pixar movie, Inside Out. Find a book that makes you feel the emotions featured in the film.


I must admit, I have only seen parts of this movie ((hanging head in shame))  I consider myself a bit of a Disney fanatic, which seems to have been inherited by my daughter.  Maybe I’ll go pick this one up for her… then I’ll have a new movie in on the rotation and give The Little Mermaid a much needed break 🙂

Big shout out to Casey @adoptabookaus for tagging me in such a cute book tag.  You can see her selections for this tag here → Inside Out Book Tag – adoptabookaus.

Here we go…


Joy – A book that brings you joy:


 Amazon // Goodreads

This isn’t a particularly joyous read, it’s actually quite dark, HOWEVER Schwab’s writing is absolutely enthralling, that I couldn’t help but feel pure joy while reading this book!  V.E. (Victoria) Schwab is a bloody brilliant writer!  I’m excited to read the next installment in this series, as well as some of her other works.  Go pick one of her books up, trust me on this one 🙂


Sadness –  A book that made you sad:

Orphan Train

 Amazon // Goodreads

This book brought to light horrible events that took place in the U.S. from 1850s to the late 1920s.  During this time, there were upwards of 250,000 children (orphans, runaways, delinquents, etc.etc.) transported via train from the overpopulated East coast to the unsettled regions of the West.  This was to be a labor program where the kids would serve as indentured laborers with the hopes that families would foster these kids with the intention of eventually adopting them.  Unfortunately, this is not what happened in the majority of these cases… The history behind this book is fascinating and horrifying. This book will break your heart.   You can read more about this book and orphan train’s in my post about going to a meet the author/book signing with the author of this book → Orphan Train Meet the Author Event – Christina Baker Kline.

You can also read my review here → Book Review: Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline


 Fear – A book that truly scared you:

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I think what made this book so terrifying was how believable it was.  Coming from a criminal justice background, Stephen King hit the nail on the head with this one… I have studied serial killers, and what makes them so frightening, at least to me, is that they walk among us.  You could KNOW someone who has murdered people, and not even know it.  You don’t have to fear the boogey man, but rather your neighbors, coworkers, acquaintances, and sometimes your own friends and family.  The internal dialogue in this book is above and beyond disturbing.  Kuddos to Stephen King for creating such a horrible antagonist!

You can read my review of Mr. Mercedes here →Book Review: Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King



Disgust – A book that disgusts you:

 51RhsdrKNHL._SX323_BO1,204,203,200_Amazon // Goodreads

I don’t understand the appeal of this book… I really don’t.  Why would you want to read a book where the leading male character is a misogynistic sadist?!?  When I read these books, yes I did indeed read them, I was disgusted by them.  Would you want your daughters and sons reading this and thinking this is how relationships work?!  I don’t agree with BDSM in general… I think this stems from my background in criminal justice and studying sexual predators… Rationalize all you want, but there ARE similarities between those who practice BDSM and sexual predators.  No, I’m not saying those who practice BDSM are sexual predators, just that the sexual gratification from dominance and control is a shared theme.  I guess to each their own.  I don’t judge people who read and enjoyed this book, but I am definitely not a fan.



Anger – A book that makes you angry:

This book was a emotional roller coaster for me.  I went through so many different emotions while reading this book, but I must admit that I did experience anger.
Don’t get me wrong, I adored this book, and every Jodi Picoult book I read for that matter, but I was angry that Anna was basically conceived to serve as a donor for her older sister who is battling cancer.  To be a child and know that you were only wanted for that purpose?  I was very conflicted.  I am a mother myself, so I can’t imagine one of my children developing cancer, but I can tell you without a doubt I would never bring a life into this world with the sole purpose to serve as a donor for another.  Bravo to Picoult for always pushing those ethical boundaries!

I tag… everyone who wants to participate in this tag!  YOU!  That’s right, you staring at your phone/computer screen!  You want to do it?  You go right ahead 🙂

7 thoughts on “Book Tag: Inside Out Tag”

  1. My Sisters Keeper is to this day one of my favourite Jodi books, I love all her writing, she does so much research and puts so much effort into all her book subjects 🙂
    I haven’t read Mr Mercedes, I really need to it’s been on my TBR for way to long. I didn’t like 50 shades of grey either, I recently watched Twilight and all I could think of was this book, it’s so obviously fan fiction it’s cringe worthy (although I did read all 3 so maybe I shouldn’t comment on it to much lmao)

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    1. Hahaha yes, there is some definite controlling tendencies in Twilight. I just worry about the young girls who read these books… In society today, girls are drawn to the “bad boy” because that’s what pop culture tells them is sexy…

      Girls, trust me, marry the good guy, not the bad boy ass hole. You’ll thank me later.

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