Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Top 10 Tearjerkers

Top Ten Books Tearjerkers
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I'm a blubber-er.  Full out sobber.  I cry at the drop of the hat and often get emotional involved in everything I'm reading or watching.  Hallmark commercials are like kryptonite, and if a story has an underdog it's over before it began.  There have been more than a few books that have left me red-eyed and puffy faced.

1) The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
It was ugly.  Really ugly.  But such a beautiful, funny ugly.  Nothing quite like hiccuping with laughter while you're beside yourself with sadness.

2) Second Summer by Morgan Matson
So my brother (roommate) thought there was something seriously wrong with me about half way through.  Matson was absolutely brilliant, showing the slow, painful agony of loss and sickness.

3) Me Before You by JoJo Moyes
Oh this book made me so mad.  And that in turn made me cry like a fool.

4)  The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
The chapter title foreshadowings were my downfall in such a wonderful way.

5) Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling
When I lost a Weasley, I was inconsolable.

6) Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys
This was a hard cry.  A real cry knowing that the story was based on real people who loved and struggled and were put in an impossible situation.

7) If I Stay by Gayle Forman
I can't imagine loss like Mia experienced.  And I know I never, ever want to.

8) Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
Probably shouldn't have listened to the audiobook while driving in my car.

9) The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen
I might maybe have shed a tear with every Dessen book...but this one more than the rest.

10) Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
I often put up a wall when books remind me too much of the teens that frequent my library, but this one stayed with me and hit me right in the gut.

So here's to snotty, heartbreaking reads (and the looks you get while reading them in public :)

Happy Reading!


  1. I really REALLY want to read The Book Thief, I don't know why, but I love emotional books, the ones that hit you right in the feels!

    I am thinking about picking Code Name Verity and Between Shades of Grey up.. Even though I don't read that much historical fiction... Maybe I should begin?

    Great list! My TTT: http://little-missreader.blogspot.dk/2014/02/top-ten-tuesday-books-that-will-make.html

    Also, what a cute blog!!

    AmandaEmma @ Litle Miss Reader

    1. I'm not a huge historical fiction reader, but the few on my list aren't heavy on the historical part. It's more about the relationships of the characters and the courage of the human spirit (which sounds a little sappy but is so totally awesome :) Thanks so much for stopping by!

  2. You explained TFiOS perfectly! Its so sad but it also makes you laugh. That book is beautiful. Great picks!

    Teresa @ Readers Live A Thousand Lives

    1. Thanks! Now if they can only get the movie right (even though that will mean a totally embarrassing display of tears in public. :) So glad you stopped by!


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