Book Feels

My screenwriting professor taught me that people go to the movies in order to feel something. I think the same can be said for books, especially fiction. I’ve read felt things about many different books, so I think it’s time for a list. Here are some of the book feels I’ve had, which I will add to as I continue to read and remember things that I may have missed. And feel free to share some of your book feels in the comments!

Squee Books

Books that get you so excited you can’t help but make strange, high-pitched noises

LOL Books

Books that have, at any time, made you laugh out loud.

  • Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ’s Childhood Pal by Christopher Moore
  • Titus Andronicus by William Shakespeare (particularly the lines, “You have undone our mother”/”No, I have done your mother”)

Ugly Cry Books

Books that bring out the waterworks.

  • A Dirty Job by Christopher Moore
  • Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J. K. Rowling

Floor Books

Books that are so dull/incomprehensible/just plain bad that you can’t finish reading them and they spend time just lying on the floor.

  • The Mind of Your Story by Lisa Lenard-Cook
  • The Road by Cormac McCarthy
  • Beloved by Toni Morrison

Through-the-Wall Books

Books so upsetting you have screamed or thrown them across the room while reading.

  • Breaking Dawn by Stephanie Meyer
  • Lost Gate by Orson Scott Card
  • My Antonia by Willa Cather
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J. K. Rowling
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