This week’s Top Ten Tuesday is about books that will make you cry. I did a similar topic two years ago, namely Books That Broke My Heart, so I’m purposefully leaving those books from this post.
I think it’s a fine balance, reading enough books from the light/heavy spectrum. A good book-cry can be so… refreshing? Or empowering. Or I don’t know. Anyways, a sad book is not necessarily one to shy away from.
1. Looking for Alaska by John Green – I adore this book because it had HILARIOUS bits as well, so I don’t have aversion to thinking about it. But it really is a sad book too, and I ugly cried so badly for this one.
2. If You Find Me by Emily Murdoch – this is kind of a sweet book, and I so enjoyed the descriptions of the girls adjusting to their new life. But there were bits that made me quite teary, too. It is not a “comfortable” story.
3. Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein – you’ll be shocked into silence. And then you’ll cry.
4. Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell – I’m sure this is going to be on everybody’s list, but whatever. So many tears!
5. Just One Day by Gayle Forman – I don’t know if anybody else really cried for this one, or even for the same reason. See, it’s not Willem that made me cry, but the difficulty Allyson experiences at college. I know what it’s like to have high expectations for college and then it’s just… not the way you thought it would be. Reading it described so well was hard.
6. Easy by Tammara Webber – I can’t even remember why I cried SO MUCH for this one! I think I just felt connected to the story. Or I was really homesick on SAS and needed an excuse to cry.
7. Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor – THE ENDING, GUYS.
8. Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson – oh, little Tiger Lily! My heart broke so much for this book.
9. The Fault in our Stars by John Green – I’m putting two Green books on this list because I can. And because it’s really not that many books that can make me cry.
10. Handle with Care by Jodi Picoult – It was a sad book. ’nuff said.