(The pictures are my kiddos.)
Laughter - I love a book that can make me laugh out loud. With Landline, I laughed often at the witty dialogue (and at the main character's inner thoughts, which were often just incredibly funny). Another recent read that had me laughing and smiling throughout was Maybe Someday By Colleen Hoover. Now, neither of these books are comedies - my husband heard me laughing so often at Maybe Someday that he had to ask what the book was about. To which, I sheepishly responded, "Well, there's this girl who just found out her boyfriend is cheating on her ... " Cue perplexed look from my husband. What, that doesn't sound hysterical?
Anger - Have you ever read a book where a character made you so angry that you just wanted to strangle them? I have. Maybe it's just because they did something so incredibly stupid that I wanted to smack some sense into them. Or there have been times when someone treated a character that I had come to love so miserably that I just wanted to scream. Sometimes anger at a book makes it better because it means you care, and sometimes you just get angry at a character's actions and it ruins the book for you. I remember when I read Everything You Know by Mary Beth Bass and I was so aggravated with the love interest. He was just a jerk! He pretty much spent the whole book pressuring the main character to have sex with him and then acting like an immature moron when she said she wasn't ready (it was a case of instalove too, so it's not like they'd been together long). I really wanted to throw the book across the room!!! But then my Kindle would have broken, and I'd have had to move on to my next emotion ...
So, I'm curious - do you feel emotions this strongly when you read? Do you respond physically to the gut wrenching pain of the characters you read about? What are the emotions that hit you the hardest? Have I missed anything? I want to know!