Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

This week’s topic is:

Top Ten Books That Will Make You Cry

This is not an easy topic for me to write about since I’m rarely moved to tears by a book. No matter how much I love a book and its characters, there’s just some blockage in my brain that prevents tears, even if I’m super sad about something in my book. I feel like I cry about a lot of things – I’m not a robot – but there is just something about reading that just doesn’t get the tears flowing, even if I’m devastated.

But when a book moves me enough that a couple of tears scoot their way out, hoo boy, I remember it! Here they are, the top ten books that have made me cry, which I’m pretty sure means they’ll make you cry too:

1. Winger by Andrew Smith Winger

You can check out my review here.

This book got me! Right at the end, it punched me in the feels. Funny, heartwarming, and then kind of heartbreaking!

2. Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein Code Name Verity

You can read my review here.

Before I read this, I knew from other bloggers to be ready for a tear-jerker, and man, were they right!

3. Hate List by Jennifer Brown Hate List

Read my review here.

This book hit me really hard, and I shed a couple of tears right at the end. A really touching, moving book.

4. Love Letters to the Dead by Ava Dellaira Love Letters to the Dead

My review won’t be posted until closer to the release date, but this one had me in tears by the end.

5. We Were Liars by E. Lockhart We Were Liars

This review won’t go up until closer to the release date either, but this book stunned me and made me cry. Seriously, it’s as good as the buzz would have you believe.

6. The Raven Boys and The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater The Raven Boys

The Dream Thieves

Read my reviews of The Raven Boys and The Dream Thieves.

I love both of these books so much! This series moves me to tears big time. I get so immersed in the world Maggie Stiefvater has created, and I feel so attached to these characters.

7. Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell Eleanor and Park

Read my review here.

This is another book that I had been told would have me in tears. Normally I roll my eyes because if you knew me, you’d know that I don’t cry when I read. BUT. Those people who said this book would move me to tears were kind of right.

8. Please Look After Mom by Chi-Young Kim; Kyung-Sook Shin (translator) Please Look After Mom

Check out my review here.

This is an adult read, and was on my Top Ten Reads of 2012 list. I still think about it today.

9. The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake

Read my review here.

This is a book that I read around the time I started my blog, and I was totally in tears at the end. A strange but really wonderful book.

10. The Gemma Doyle trilogy by Libba Bray A Great and Terrible Beauty

Read my mini-review on the series here.

This is one of the first YA series I read and I’ll always have fond memories of reading these books, even if the ending of the final book made me cry.

So which books make you cry? Do you cry often when you read, or are you like me and rarely shed a tear, no matter how moving the book is? Let me know in the comments!

6 Responses to Top Ten Tuesday

  1. Irish says:

    I’ve seen a few people list We Were Liars this week…definately going to have to move that one up my list too see what all the fuss is about!

    My TTT is here.

  2. April says:

    I have been on the fence about getting the Raven books. They just don’t sound all that appealing to me, but everyone says they are great.


  3. I somehow haven’t read ANY of these (though some of them are on my definitely want to read list). I really want to read The Raven Boys and Eleanor and Park!!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

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