Top Ten Tuesday, a concept started by The Broke and the Bookish, is a themed post that connects bloggers to bloggers, bloggers to readers, and readers to readers. Every Tuesday has a special topic, and this Tuesday is Top Ten Books That Will Make You Cry.
These books I distinctly remember making me cry. The kind of ugly-cry full of emotion and sadness (sometimes joy, but mostly sadness) and wailing and half a box of tissues. Some I’ve re-read over and over, others I still need a breather from but love dearly.
- One Day by David Nicholls
WHY must authors create characters that hit too close to home and then WAM. TEARS.
- Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
The first time I ever truly connected to a book that was perfect for a specific time in my life.
- The Fault in Our Stars by John Green (review)
- Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys (review)
I’m still in awe. It’s one of those books I want to read over and over and yet…it’s too powerful. It’s like the sun — you cannot stare directly at it, but its presence, its influence on your life, surrounds you.
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by JK Rowling
WHY SIRIUS. WHY.
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by JK Rowling
FRED. HEDWIG. LUPIN. TONKS. SEEING PARENTS ONCE MORE. ALL THE TEARS. WHYWHYWHY.
- Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare (review)
I just had a lot of emotions, okay?
And then there are books that didn’t make me sob, but certainly made me feel something. One more word, one more turn of phrase, one more stab in the feels, and I would’ve spilled over.
- Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins (review)
The torment, the deaths, the love and tragedy, ugh. Right in the feels.
- My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult
Honestly, any of Picoult’s books make me emotional, either with happiness, fervor, anger, shock, sadness…this one was especially heartbreaking.
- Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
What books made you cry? What books would you suggest I read to give me all the feels?