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 🙂
Here we go…
Joy – A book that brings you joy:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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 🙂