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04 February 2014

Top Ten Books That Will Make You Cry

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish and is a chance for everyone to get to know fellow bloggers and share lists. I love lists. Every week is a different list.

This week is Top Ten Books That Will Make You Cry .

  1. Lucas by Kevin Brooks
    This is my number one book for making me cry. Why? Because it is a thousand different types of awesome and it has me tearing up from the very first page. THE FIRST PAGE.
  2. The Fault In Our Stars by John Green
    I think this book will make it onto every Top Ten Books That Will Make You Cry list. Why? Because of the immense feels. This book left me a blubbering, emotional wreck.
  3. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by JK Rowling
    Every Potter fan must have this. Not only does it crush you as you read, you're also hit by the wrecking ball that is the end of an era. No more Potter...
  4. PS I Love You by Cecelia Ahern
    This book was one of the first that really got to me. It is just so heartbreaking yet hilarious. It was such a pity they totally butchered the film version. There are some things which you can't Americanise.
  5. Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants by Ann Brashares
    It's just so sad! Why do so many good people have to die in books? IT'S JUST NOT FAIR! This book also got me crying just because of the friendships. Friends are so awesome.
  6. A Walk to Remember by Nicholas Sparks
    It's Nicholas Sparks, so I guess that's pretty self-explanatory. But this is the one book of his that has me sobbing my heart out.
  7. The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
    What this book did to me was terrible. My eyes start filling when I think about it! I'm almost crying now! Nooooooo!!!
  8. A Swift Pure Cry by Siobhan Dowd
    Thinking of this book even now gives me goosebumps. I was sixteen when I read it and I remember it so clearly. And then to up the heartbreaking, soul-shattering feels..? The author died in 2007 of breast cancer, and all of the proceeds from her works now go to help disadvantaged children learn to read. GO BUY HER BOOKS NOW. They're all awesome, I promise.
  9. Ballet Shoes by Noel Streatfeild
    This is one of my favourite children's books of all times... And I didn't even read it until I was a teen. Those three Fossil girls just tug at my heart-strings.
  10. Hunger by Melvin Burgess
    Let us show our appreciation for the first ever audio book to make me cry. At work. Melvin Burgess is a brave author, who is never afraid to kill off characters. And it works wonderfully and makes for a roller-coaster read (listen). Hats off to Rachael Louise Miller who is the best narrator I've ever listened to, too.

What is your ultimate tear-jerker?


  1. Ballet Shoes, wow!! Haven't read it for aaaaages.

    Funnily enough, I don't like Nicholas Sparks books, although some of the other ones you mentioned I agree with :) and now I think I'll really have to read PS I Love You. It's been sitting on my bookshelf looking pretty for much too long.

    1. A Walk to Remember is the only one I really properly get into, but I've re-read it so many times!

  2. Oh god, did you read the 5th book of the Sisterhood series? The 10-years-later book? Holy cow, I literally cried for the entire book. Great list! :)

    Amanda @ i solemnly swear

    1. I haven't! I only read the first two, but writing up this list made me start thinking about the series again so I think it's re-read time!

  3. Awesome list, I tend to be an emotional reader and get caught up in the characters. When one is hurt or lost I bawl my eyes out.

    1. I think I'm just a super-emotional person... Sometimes even happy things make me cry :'(

  4. I actually watched the PS movie first, loved it and then read the book! But movies are usually a disappointment if you've read the book already...

  5. Oh, The Lovely Bones--I haven't thought about that book in ages! Another good one . . .

  6. So many tearful books. TFIOS also made my list.

    Here's our TTT
    Doris @ OABR

  7. HP made my list as well, and I'm hoping to read The Fault in Our Stars this year. I haven't read The Sisterhood or A Walk to Remember, but I've seen the films of both and they made me cry, so I"m sure the books would as well. :D Thanks for stopping by my blog. Happy Tuesday!

  8. I am still really mad about one of the deaths in The Deathly Hallows. I am not sure I will ever accept it. It was freaking sad!

  9. I'm with you on "Fault In Our Stars" and "Deathly Hallows" tear jerkers for sure. Nice list today. kelley—the road goes ever ever on

  10. This is a great list! When I see some of the books on your list that have been turned into movies. I have the movies in my minds eye and I just want to cry as all the images pop at me.

    Thanks for stopping by,

    1. I cry at most of the films too, apart from PS I Love you. I mostly rage at the changes in that one.

  11. A Walk to Remember made me cry so much it was so good. Thanks for sharing your list!

    My TTT:

  12. Great list! I remember sobbing at A Walk to Remember the movie but not the book - I think it's because the endings different and NS let the reader decide if she lived or died (I was totally with him on that one!). Deathly Hallows made my list too, I cry from beginning to end every time I read it - because it's the end and because of how many of my favourite characters die. The Lovely Bones... I can't even go there *sobs*. My TTT :)

  13. The Lovely Bones and A Walk to Remember definitely had me crying. So did the last 3 HP books!

    Thanks for stopping by My TTT

  14. TFiOS and The Lovely Bones had me bawling my eyes out as well! I haven't read A Walk to Remember yet, but it seems to be a favorite on a lot of lists this week. I guess I'll have to check it out soon! Great list!

  15. Hi, Cora!

    I haven't read most of these books on your list either, but I did see the movie adaptations of A Walk to Remember and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows (Yup I saw all the movies before I read the books, I'm just about to read Prisoner of Azkaban *sheepishly whistles*) and watching those had dried my tear ducts in the end, so I can imagine how badly it would feel to read through all those hearbreaking moments.. It's got to be more intense... ^_^

    Awesome list!


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