February 4, 2014 by Bernadette ~ The Bumbling Bookworm
Top Ten Tuesday is THE bookish meme, hosted by the wonderful ladies at The Broke and the Bookish, the book blog that hooked me on all other book blogs! I’m a sucker for bookish memes, so here we go… Today’s topic is Top Ten Books That Will Make You Cry, a pretty easy topic for a crybaby like me!
- Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson: This book is such a wonderful read and it touched me so much. It made me laugh a lot but towards the end all it did was make me cry…
- The Fault in Our Stars by John Green: I’ve only read this book once but one thing I remember is crying like a baby throughoout – I totally didn’t expect that ending and it got to me!
- The Book Thief by Markus Zusak: This book had me welling up all throughout the book, and I was bawling like a baby by the end of it, but it was one of those cries where I didn’t even realise I was crying until a few minutes after I’d started! Very strange… And very sad too.
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling: This was the first HP book to make me cry with the death of a certain favourite character of mine. I didn’t stop there, also crying in parts of both Half Blood Prince and Deathly Hallows!
- My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult: Another book where the unexpected ending slayed me, turning me into an absolute mess! Can I just say, I hate how they changed the ending for the movie – unnecessary!
- Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson: This book didn’t make me full on cry, but I was welling up at times when Amy was thinking about what happened to her dad 😦
- Night by Elie Wiesel: I had to read this in high school but that didn’t make it any less upsetting, particularly given that it’s a true story.
- A Walk to Remember by Nicholas Sparks: Much like its movie counterpart, this book too had me weeping.
- On the Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta: I’ve read this book many, many times, and every time I do it slays me – you’d think I wouldn’t cry so much when I know what’s coming but apparently not!
- The House of Memories by Monica McInerney: If I experienced what Ella went through, I’m not sure I’d ever stop crying. This book frequently moved me to tears.
So there you have it! I feel like I need to grab the tissues after that 🙂 Basically anything with death, Nazis or cancer (sometimes more than one!) and I’m a sucker… Are there any on my list that you agree with?