Ever read a book that felt like driving down an emotional highway?

Whether it was a standalone or novel series, what novel felt like that to you?

“Get in loser, we’re going on an emotional car ride!”

Thoughts and feelings?


Yup! Song of Achilles was like that for me. A tragic love story that ultimately has a happy ending, although after a whole lot of suffering, like years worth of suffering. It begins sad, then becomes happy, then becomes sad again, then rage-inducing, and then sad some more. Then happy. All the feels, as they say. (ღ˘ᴗ˘ღ) :heart:

So what was like that for you?


Not many novels did that for me though.
In terms of manga or webtoons, I would say my faves are like that the most.

Tower of God and One Piece got me feeling all types of way.
I smile, I laugh, I shed tears, I want to reach into the world and choke the shit of out someone, I gasp while placing my hands on my face, and I just overall feeling various emotions.

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Come gather here if you are willing!

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The experience of reading Kaiji is like the experience of just barely surviving final destination type of traffic. Without seatbelts. And the only warnings you get are the art style, premise, demographic, and author.


Yeah, @MiniMoxx wrote one that reminded me of personal issues, so I was all 7p in my feels, which I jsut dont do.


Scarecrow series, Jack West Jr series and Wilde-Chase series have some pretty intense moments that make you want to throw the books across the room :joy:


Tenth Man and The Increment by Chris Ryan.

Green Berets by Robin Moore.

Dove by Robin Graham.

Space Marine and Inquisitor by Ian Watson.

Exit Music by Ian Rankin.

A Most Wanted Man by John Le Carriere.

The Long Ships by Frans Bengtsson.


Sadie by Courtney Summers
The Storm Keeper’s Island by Catherine Doyle (especially the second book)
Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens (especially towards the end)
A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

Here’s some.


Yeah plenty lol. Here’s a few:

One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Márquez

What You Can See From Here by Mariana Lecky

Young Mungo by Douglas Stuart

Crossroads by Jonathan Franzen

Docile by K.M. Spzara

Sula by Toni Morrison

Regeneration by Pat Barker

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (the first book is the best)


Any relation to the depressing horror film Lake Mungo?


Lol no but there is a lake involved…


Either someone drowns or the lake leaks methane.


Lovely comments, please keep them coming everyone!

If you want to go more than once, that is fine too since I am allowing you all to do that.

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I don’t read a lot of books these days…
the boy in the striped pajamas
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini


Kite Runner would be an amazing band name. Or like a Solarpunk take on Blade Runner.


Literally, I have. That book was called Drive (no pun intended). That is the book that the movie was based on. Both versions are great but the book had more depth than the movie.

Kaiji, (NOT Akagi) like @NotARussianBot mentioned is another one that actually had me (yes, ME) emotionally invested in it and it was good.

I’m probably gonna get flack for this one and a lot of confused faces, but Cemetery Boys kinda had me that way because I was actually rooting for the main character (aside from the politics I did actually like the main character).

I know that this isn’t a book (don’t kill me) but Sons of Anarchy has me going down an emotional highway with the characters I like. That show is pretty intense at times.



Adding to the list of novels:

The first book I read on wattpad— Why He Jumped by english-rain.

Confessions about Colton— also on wattpad. The writer was working on the first draft when I was reading the story and every chapter kept pulling me deeper into the story realm. The last confession— I shouldn’t spoil the book for you.

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