Book Recommendations for the Emotions from Inside Out 2

We’re so excited to see the new Inside Out 2 movie this weekend! With a brand new set of emotions joining the cast, now seems like the perfect time to pull out book recommendations for all of Riley’s emotions. Read on to see what books we recommend for the emotions from Inside Out 2!

For Joy . . . Beach Cute by Beth Reekles

We think Joy will love this beach read about three strangers who absolutely need a getaway to add a little joy to their lives.

Beach Cute

Beach Cute

From the author of the hit Kissing Booth series comes another sizzling story following three very different girls on summer vacation! Equal parts romance and humor, this is the perfect beach read for your next getaway.

For Sadness . . . Woe: A Housecat’s Story of Despair by Lucy Knisley

While we could recommend a totally heart-wrenching tear-jerker for Sadness (like most of Kathleen Glasgow’s books), we also think she could totally relate to the dramatic cat in this graphic novel.

Woe: A Housecat's Story of Despair

Woe: A Housecat's Story of Despair

WOE! SCREAM! MEOW! …PURR? Join the hilarious and of course dramatic world of Linney the House Cat, as her webcomic antics are gathered into graphic novel for the very first time! This collection is perfect for cat lovers and Linney fans alike.

For Fear . . . Zombie Apocalypse Running Club by Carrie Mac

Recommending a book about zombies to a character named Fear might seem like a miss, but hear us out! We know Fear has already thought up what he’d do in case of an apocalypse, and he’d probably be the best equipped of Riley’s emotions to take on such a challenge. We think getting to (safely) face his fears by reading a book about teens who successfully prepare to face an apocalypse is the best way to conquer those fears . . . or at least start to.

Zombie Apocalypse Running Club

Zombie Apocalypse Running Club

By Carrie Mac

Coming 08.13.24

When twins Eira and Soren escape from their survivalist home into a world overcome by zombies, there’s only one way to stay alive: run!

For Anger . . . 10 Things I Hate About Prom by Elle Gonzalez Rose

We have a feeling Anger could come up with even more than ten things to hate about prom!

10 Things I Hate About Prom

10 Things I Hate About Prom

There are more than 10 things to hate about prom, but the worst thing is when your lovable best friend wants to go with someone else. Don’t miss this sweet, charming rom-com from the author of Caught in a Bad Fauxmance!

For Disgust . . . Seasick by Kristin Cast and Pintip Dunn

We have a feeling Disgust is really good at figuring out a murder mystery, and a thriller like this with an exclusive society of top graduates is sure to get her attention.

Seasick

Seasick

There’s a killer on board a luxury yacht, and two former friends must team up to figure out which of their privileged classmates has a penchant for murder before they become victims themselves. Don’t miss out on this gripping thriller from New York Times bestselling authors Kristin Cast and Pintip Dunn!

For Anxiety . . . Imposter Syndrome and Other Confessions of Alejandra Kim by Patricia Park

We think Anxiety will relate to Alejandra Kim and how she feels like a misfit who’s caught between different worlds when all she really wants is to feel like she belongs.

Imposter Syndrome and Other Confessions of Alejandra Kim

Imposter Syndrome and Other Confessions of Alejandra Kim

A multicultural teen struggles to fit into her elite prep school, her diverse Queens neighborhood, and even her own home. A hilarious, poignant, and powerful YA novel from the award-winning author of Re Jane.

For Envy . . . Snowglobe bSoyoung Park Translated by Joungmin Lee Comfort

If Envy were transported into the world of Snowglobe, we know she’d want more than anything to be one of the lucky few residents living in Snowglobe with fame, fortune, and safety from the bitter cold.

Snowglobe

Snowglobe

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The groundbreaking Korean phenomenon that Entertainment Weekly called “The Hunger Games meets Squid Game”—now in English for the first time!

“An immersive and utterly addictive dark dystopian thriller . . . with the eerie, desperate, and exhilarating vibes of Snowpiercer and The Hunger Games.” —Susan Lee, author of Seoulmates

In a world of constant winter, only the citizens of the climate-controlled city of Snowglobe can escape the bitter cold—but this perfect society is hiding dark and dangerous secrets within its frozen heart.

For Embarrassment . . . These Bodies Between Us by Sarah Van Name

We think Embarrassment can definitely relate to these girls and their desire to become invisible.

These Bodies Between Us

These Bodies Between Us

A wistful coming-of-age story with a haunting twist about four friends who spend their summer learning to become invisible—but disappearing comes at a cost.

For Ennui . . . Riot Act by Sarah Lariviere

Ennui is a hard one to get excited about, well, anything, but this is one book we think won’t bore her.

Riot Act

Riot Act

Punk rock meets Orwell’s 1984 in this story of a group of theater kids who take on a political regime, perfect for readers who love books by A.S. King and Marie Lu.

For Nostalgia . . . Adventures of Mary Jane by Hope Jahren

While her first choice is to probably keep rereading her favorite book over and over, we think she’ll enjoy the trip down memory lane in this spinoff of Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.

Adventures of Mary Jane

Adventures of Mary Jane

In this brand new reimagining, Mary Jane—the red-headed spark from Mark Twain’s Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, who stole Huck’s heart in just 30 pages—comes to life with her own story of adventuring down the Mississippi River in the 1840s.

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