12 Books That Will Make You Feel Extreme Emotions

Some people don’t realise the depth of emotions that can be felt by reading a book. Becoming completely immersed in a good book is very satisfying, and allowing the author to take you on a journey lets you disconnect from the present and experience everything as if you are living through the book.

The books on this list are so well written and deep, they are going to have the greatest impact on your emotions.

12 Books That Will Make You Feel Extreme Emotions

1. Where the Red Fern Grows – Wilson Rawls

Books That Will Make You Feel Extreme Emotions

This story is such a great tale of true grit, determination, hard work and the idea that all things are possible if you set yourself to the task. This wonderful adventure story about a boy and his dogs and their heroic devotion to each other will have you in tears, guaranteed.

2. Flowers for Algernon – Daniel Keyes

Books That Will Make You Feel Extreme Emotions

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This is a wonderful and highly original novel about a mentally challenged man named Charlie who wanted to be smart. One day, his wish was granted. A group of scientists selected him for an experimental operation which would to raise his intelligence to genius level. Suddenly, Charlie found himself transformed, and life changed.

3. The Road- Cormac McCarthy

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Set in the post-apocalyptic hell of an unending nuclear winter, Cormac McCarthy writes about a nameless man and his young son, wandering through a world gone crazy; bleak, cold, dark, where the snow falls down gray; moving south toward the coast, looking somewhere, anywhere, for life and warmth.

4. Night – Elie Wiesel

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Elie Wiesel’s narrative of his own one-year experience spent in a concentration camp has appropriately become a classic in the field. Read it to find meaning in a seeming meaningless life.

5. The Once and Future King – Terence Hanbury White

Books That Will Make You Feel Extreme Emotions

The Once and Future King is children’s fantasy as it should be, a delightful read for both kids and adults. Author T. H. White manages to mingle the humorous and the sad portions of the King Arthur story successfully, and he never talks down to his audience or tries to oversimplify the events.

6. A Farewell to Arms – Ernest Hemingway

Books That Will Make You Feel Extreme Emotions

A Farewell To Arms is arguably Hemingway’s best novels, with much of the material loosely based on his own personal experiences as an ambulance driver during World War I. The story captures in great detail the conflict in all of its horror and barbarism.

7. And the Mountains Echoed – Khaled Hosseini

Books That Will Make You Feel Extreme Emotions

Pari and Abdullah are as close as siblings can be. So when the powers that be tear them apart, both of their lives are irrevocably changed. Years down the road we meet friends, doctors, chauffeurs, people whose lives are changed through this one event. What unfolds is a story that crosses oceans, teaching us what it means to love and care.

8. The Time Traveler’s Wife – Audrey Niffenegger

Books That Will Make You Feel Extreme Emotions

The Time Traveler’s Wife is one of the most interesting, powerful books that you will read. Audrey Niffenegger did a beautiful job taking some of the most complex ideas – time travel, marriage, love, children, friends, religion, death, drugs, childhood, growing, loss, and what it means to be human – and weaving them together poetically and with amazing clarity.

9. The Art of Racing in the Rain – Garth Stein

Books That Will Make You Feel Extreme Emotions

“When a dog is finished living his lifetimes as a dog, his next incarnation will be as a man.”

Not all dogs though. Only those who are ready. Enzo, a shepherd-poodle-terrier mix, is ready for the adventure and the opportunity.

10. House of Leaves – Mark Z. Danielewski

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Johnny Truant, a tattoo parlor employee, has come into possession of a trunk full of bizarre scraps of paper once owned by an old blind man, Zampano who is now dead. The papers comprise of an exploration of a cult film called “The Navidson Record” and its sub-films, documentaries about an ever-expanding house that’s bigger on the inside than it is on the outside and which consumes the lives of anyone who enters its dark hallways or watches the tapes.

11. The Sea of Tranquility – Katja Millay

Books That Will Make You Feel Extreme Emotions

If you enjoy books that are character driven, deal with issues and emotions that are real, but give you hope that even the darkest times can be flooded with light, then you will love The Sea of Tranquility.

12. Me Before You – Jojo Moyes

Books That Will Make You Feel Extreme Emotions

Told from the point of view of Lou, the down-on-her-luck caretaker of Will, a surly quadriplegic with nothing but disdain for the world around him. Lou soon discovers the real reason she has been assigned this job – keeping Will from coming to self harm before a pre-set date, when he will make the decision to take his own life. Lou uses the time she has left to change his mind, and every step of the way you are hoping along with her that it will work.