If you haven’t checked out “The Way You Make Me Feel,” please do! It will explain a little more. On this post, I will name emotions or moods that you may be feeling. I will help you by recommending a book choice for each feeling. So let’s begin!
Last post, I didn’t mention Mystery Books…feeling mysterious? Really wanna solve a puzzle? Try “A Pedigree to Die For” by Laurien Berenson. This is a cute and quirky Doggy Mystery! This is the first book in her long running series. I happened to love this book and blew through her entire series. Melanie Travis is a divorced mom and a teacher. When her uncle dies, her whole world is turned upside down. His prize poodle is MIA and suddenly she’s solving the mystery with a funny sidekick! Shockingly not a dog fan? Ok…no worries…Try “Girl on the Train” by Paula Hawkins. This book is being made into a movie for good reason. It’s a great mystery that pulls you in and makes you second guess yourself. There’s no “good guy” in this story!
How about the ideal book for a Gamer or Pop Culture buff? Wanna feel like you are inside a game? Look no further than “Ready Player One!” Now, I know this book is well hyped on Booktube, but I can’t resist recommending it. This book blew me away and if you haven’t read it…now you know! This book consumes you in video game culture and 80s pop references. It’s never info dumpy or boring. It’s constantly entertaining and I dare you to put this baby down…you won’t be able to!
Love the paranormal? Want something a lil eerie? Try Dean Koontz’s “Odd Thomas” series. Now, I can only really recommend the first 3 books with good conscious. After that, I thought the series (and Dean Koontz’s writing) started to slide. Those first 3 books though, absolutely glorious guys and gals. You see, Odd has the ability to see dead people (que The Sixth Sense references lol). Odd takes it one step further though. Odd can see when something BAD is about to happen. Ghosts will come to him and try to warn him about the upcoming danger. Odd has to put the pieces/clues together to figure out what will happen and how he can stop it. He’s an amazing character. He’s very likeable and the books all have a great humor to them…given the subject.
Feeling religious and haven’t read The Left Behind Series by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B Jenkins? Please read them! Even if you are…mildly religious, I think you would LOVE these books. They are about the Rapture. (Rapture- God takes all of his loyal and faithful followers up to heaven…POOF GONE AKA Everyone GOOD disappears.) Out of nowhere….people vanish! Were they driving that car??? Not anymore! SMASH! Flying that plane? Not anymore! CRASH!! Now, the remaining people have to figure out what is going on and how to stay alive. You see, God isn’t done! He’s got plagues and many other obstacles these people need to face. Only the loyal and faithful will survive. Would you change your feelings and repent? Oh, and the AntiChrist is coming to take over and screw with the new believers. He will destroy everything…the epitome of evil! Who wouldn’t wanna read these books? They are serious page turners and really make you think at the same time. Check them out!
I know these books are “technically” considered Mysteries and while that is true…I also read them for a different reason. When you are finished with a HUGE Tome of a book and you just need a light read…or you need a laugh but don’t want to read a Rom Com….maybe that new book is coming in the mail and you need to kill some time….check out Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum Series. These books are quite popular, but I still want to rec them. I like these books for the reasons listed above. The mystery is great, although I usually have a good idea WHO did it…just not HOW. In the meantime, there’s hijinks and great characters. They are quick and fun. Plus she’s still writing more to my knowledge…so you will always have one!
If you want a book that will crush you and mess with your emotions…Check out The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold. I’m not sure how hyped this book was when it came out, but I can tell you that it messes with you. It’s a horrifying and tragic story about a young girl who was murdered. The unique element, you may ask? The murdered little girl is telling the story! It’s devastating and thought provoking. If you haven’t read it, it’s worth the tissues.
That’s all for this post! I’m going to be asking fellow Booktubers to make Guest Appearances on my blog for future posts! So please keep your eyes out for Michelle from MichEllisLife and Jody from ThatOneGirlWhoReads.com. If you would like to contribute, please let me know! I will send you feelings/moods/etc and you can name a book for each one! Just follow my format above! You’d like to post your answers on your blog or channel as well? Absolutely!! Let me know and we can post at the same time!!! Keep me posted 😉