Five Books to Give You The Feels
If you need a book to bring out some emotion in you, here are five books to give you all the feels. From a good cry to a good laugh, these are the books I recommend.
The book to read if you want to cry: The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai
To start with, if you want a good cry then I highly recommend The Great Believers. A dual narrative storyline that set in the period of the AIDs crisis in America and the aftermath thereafter. It’s a book that will pull at your heartstrings, and at times is a tough read. But the characters make you fall in love with them.
The book to read if you want to laugh: This Much is True by Miriam Margoyles
If you’re after a cackling with laughter kind of book, then This Much Is True is the book you need to read. Whether you listen to the audiobook narrated by the hilarious Miriam Margoyles or read the ebook or hardback, it’s a brilliant book. There are moments of pure filth, which is very on-brand for Miriam and make the book extra funny. But be warned, they will make you spit out your tea.
The book to read if you want to smile: Heartstopper by Alice Oseman
Need a book that will leave you smiling? Read any of the Heartstopper graphic novels by Alice Oseman. It follows a sweet love story between two high school boys (in Britain). It’s beautifully illustrated by the author and extra cute. I was grinning from ear to ear most of the time I was reading it.
The book to read if you want to fall in love: An Offer from a Gentleman by Julia Quinn
If you want to fall in love then any of the Bridgerton books by Julia Quinn are a good bet. Although, my personal favourite – despite it being problematic – is An Offer from a Gentleman. I’m a sucker for a Cinderella retelling.
The book to read if you want to be surprised: Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier
And finally, if you want a book that will surprise you then I highly recommend Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier. It’s a psychological thriller from the 1930s with epic twists and a fantastic romance. It’s the epitome of a gothic novel, although Daphne Du Maurier hated that term, and it will keep you utterly engrossed throughout.
Those are my five book recommendations for books that will give you all the feels. Which books would you recommend?