Tag Tuesday |Top 5 Books That Made Me Feel Dead Inside (or drained my emotions)

Hi friends! It’s Tuesday, so it’s time for another Top 5 Tuesday hosted by the spectacular Shanah @ Bionic Bookworm, so go check her blog out!! Today’s topic is one that I’m so excited to do because I looooooove emotionally draining reads. Seriously, if you don’t turn that last page of the story and feel like you’ve just been through Lauv’s i met you when I was 18 album and then go to the acknowledgements for comfort, then what was the point*? But anyway, here are my top 5 emotionally draining reads!

*I do accept this Emmy for Started Out Normal But Then Became Unrelatable And Just Ended Up Being Weird

harry potter and the deathly hallows

Um. Yeah. After reading this, I felt like I had just been through all seven years of Harry’s life. Finishing it was so ridiculously bittersweet, I don’t even know how I’m still alive. Not to mention those deaths…


What is possibly the most emotionally destructive book of my reading life: Clockwork Princess! Actually, probably the entire TID series but mainly this one. The pure pain of it, the joy, the heartbreak, the feels – I don’t know if there has ever been a series tha has drained me of everything as much as this one? The entire time, I laugh until my stomach hurts, cry over every single thing that happens, and am shook by the twists and turns. It’s not fun but I love it all the same.

if we were villains

I love these characters so much it’s not even human. I was rooting for a happy ending but you already know: there is no happy ending with this book. But APPARENTLY your girl has to give her whole heart to books and that leads to serious emotional burn out, especially when it comes to this book. Which reminds me, I still need to write up that review…


I cried 50 pages in for literally no reason but that I was already emotionally exhausted. Sabaa absolutely pushes each and every one of her characters as far as they can go without being completely broken. Sarah J who? I’M GENUINELY TERRIFIED FOR THE FINALE. I will probably die.

warriors omen of the stars the last hope

DON’T JUDGE. But like there were so many ships, and so many deaths, and so many prophecies, I was constantly being shocked and surprised and my emotions were torn in two. It’s a hard-knock life!

So that’s it! Tell me: have you read any of these? What’s a book that emotionally drained you???

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27 thoughts on “Tag Tuesday |Top 5 Books That Made Me Feel Dead Inside (or drained my emotions)

  1. Ugh we truly will never recover from Clockwork Princess. It just hurts so much! Also I’m laughing at “it’s not fun but I love it all the same” because that is the PERFECT description of reading TID😂

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  2. I always wanted to read the Warriors series and I never did. It looks like so much fun but obviously, gut wrenching as well lol The book that always kills me is probably The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo and ACOMAF. I’ll never fully recover from either.

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  3. Awesome post as always!! and noooonononononooo I missed this post 😭 Tuesdays are my most hectic days when it comes to studies I literally have so many lessons I’m freaking and then I have so many assignments on top of that and by the end of the day I’m exhausted and all I can do is lie on the sofa and think about wanting to read but not having the energy 😂😂 Usually by top 5 Tuesday posts are scheduled but exams really caught me off guard this time 😳 either way your post was a pleasure to read as always!!! (I know Ive said as always twice now but I really do mean it I love reading your posts) and…. I’m terrified to start a reaper at the gates lol.

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