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Six for Sunday: Books that gave you feels

#SixforSunday is a blog feature started by A Little but A Lot in 2017. It’s a weekly blog post where you get to share 6 books which fill a certain prompt.

6. A Walk to Remember

If there were ever a book designed to give you feels, it’s this one. I read this book in high school, and it made me cry so much that I will probably never read it again. However, it is one of those stories that has stuck with me for over 10 years, and if you’re ever in need of a good cry, this is a guarantee.

5. Where the Crawdads Sing

We’ve talked about this book a lot here on A Couple of Bees. It’s one of mine and Becky’s favorites, and if you haven’t read it yet, you need to get on it.

4. Nigh Swim

Oh look, a thriller! This one gave me feels, but not in the same way as the first two on my list. The subject matter is pretty intense–basically, it’s the story of two rapes. Not going to lie, this book made me angry and at times pretty sad.

3. Winter Counts

Unlike A Walk to Remember (or any Nicholas Sparks books for that matter), this book is not designed to conjure feelings, but it does just that. It’s the story of Virgil Wounded Horse, a “vigilante” for the Lakota reservation. People hire him when they need some justice that the federal government fails to provide. When Virgil’s 14-year-old nephew gets into some trouble with the cartel, it’s going to take all of his skills to save the only family he has left. The story works mostly like an action movie, but the family moments and the high stakes certainly gave me some feels.

2. Crime and Punishment

I bet you did not expect to see this one on any list about feelings. I’ll be honest, I hated the process of reading this book–it was like being locked in a cold room with only thoughts of the coldness of humanity to keep me company–but then I made it to the ending, the beautiful, hopeful ending, and I sobbed. Despite how awful the world was to Raskolnikov and how awful he was to the world, he still had hope that forgiveness would be possible. It’s a rough book to read, but it is definitely worth it.

1. Midnight at the Blackbird Cafe

Here is another one that both Becky and I loved. I cried so many times while reading this, but not necessarily sad tears. This book made me happy, sad, occasionally angry, and mostly just grateful for my own family.

What do you think of my list? Do you have any books that gave you “the feels”?


4 thoughts on “Six for Sunday: Books that gave you feels”

  1. What a varied list! A little something for everybody and every mood. I like the sound of Midnight At The Blackbird Cafe…will have to look for it. Right now, according to my mood, I’d suggest Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen. It always gets to me.

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  2. I’ve read only two of your list – A Walk To Remember and Crime and Punishment – loved both so much! Adding the rest to my ever increasing TBR pile.

    My list would include – ‘The Kite Runner’ by Khaled Hossini, ‘PS: I Love You’ by Cecilia Ahern, ‘A Man Called Ove’ by Fredrik Backman and ‘A Tale of Two Cities’ by Charles Dickens. These books moved me to tears and warmed my heart!


  3. Hello there. I loved Where the Crawdads Sing too. And I actually read Crime and Punishment twice but Dostoevsky is hard to take sometimes. I haven’t read the others on your list but I fancy the first one there, A Walk to Remember. It’s a while since I read any Nicholas Spark. My “feeling” books at the moment are: Redhead by the Side of the Road, and French Exit by Patrick de Witt.


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