Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Top Ten Books That Made Me Cry

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly event hosted by The Broke and the Bookish!

This week's topic: Top ten books that made me cry.

And here we go, in no particular order...

The Fault in Our Stars
This one is completely obvious. If you have even the faintest clue as to what this book is about, then you can easily guess why this book is on this list. I just... AUGUSTUS WATERS. And he lit up like a Christmas tree, Hazel Grace. And I'm on a roller coaster that only goes up, my friend. And I NEED TO STOP.

I cry for pretty much every character in this book. Even Sarah. A lot for Sam. And especially for James. I've said it before and I'll say it again--he could have been the best person, big brother, EVERYTHING if only he hadn't grown up the way he did. Just. GOODNESS. This book gives me feels.

 TY. Ohmygod Ty. I can't think about this book too long without crying. I can't even LOOK at this book too long without crying. And I'm pretty sure I'm crying for all the wrong reasons. Well. The right reasons for me. I can't even. 

Losing Hope (Hopeless, #2) 
It was one thing to go through everything from Sky's point of view, including Holder breaking down. But to experience it inside his head? I feel for this guy. And I heart him.

 Slammed (Slammed, #1) 
"Sometimes life gets in your way.
It gets all up in your damn way.
THAT POEM. "Schooled." Totally made me cry. Also made me love Colleen Hoover even more.

By the Time You Read This, I'll Be Dead 
My very favorite thing about this book is Santana. This was one of the books I read in my early days of reading avidly, and Santana was one of my first book boys. My heart hurts so much for him, but it got light when HE was all lighthearted, too, and I don't even know. All I know is that I cried, and I love Santana. And that this book is one of my all time favorites. Just in case you were wondering. 

The Outsiders 
You know what part got me? That letter. The one Johnny left. Not because I was particularly fond of Johnny (I'm terrible, I know!), but because I was SUPER fond of Dally, and that letter had Johnny telling Ponyboy to "Tell Dally. Tell Dally." And I was all OHMYGOD DALLY. So yeah. That happened. Fun fact: this is the first book I ever remember crying over. 

The Perks of Being a Wallflower 
 The part that made me burst into tears in this one was when Charlie reads the poem. You know the poem. I LOVE that poem. But it also stabs my heart. 

The Darkest Minds (The Darkest Minds, #1) 
The ending of this book did a number on my emotions, y'all. Pretty much from Liam's "amazing story of us" until the end, I was fighting tears. That part was one of the sweetest things ever and my heart fell apart all over the darn place. I practically know that whole part by heart now. So I read it and I finished the book and then I spent AT LEAST the next twenty minutes balling like a baby. I am so serious right now. And I love this book so hard, there aren't enough words. 

True Love: Three Novels 
Yes, this is three novels. But I don't care. I'm counting it as one since it's all bound into one book. SO YEAH. This is the book I pick up whenever I need a good cry. Mostly I go to Don't Die, My Love and lose my shiz, but A Rose for Melinda makes me cry, too. I'll Be Seeing You is the sweet to balance out the heartbreaking that fills the other two novels. But on a serious note, I love these books, and Lurlene McDaniel writes some really good books. Goodness. SO MANY TEARS FOR THIS BOOK. So many.

And that's my list! What do you think? What would you put on your list? Did you make a list? I WANT LIIIIINKS! :) 


  1. Losing Hope and The Fault in our Stars made my list too :) The Darkest Minds is one that I plan on reading in the near future.

  2. I haven't yet read The Darkest Minds, and I had no idea that it was a tear-jerker. This makes it even more appealing. I've got The Outsiders on my list, too. I don't know how anyone could NOT get choked up over Johnny.

    Stephanie @ Inspiring Insomnia

  3. I really want to read The Perks of being a Wallflower and The Darkest Minds!
    This is a great list! xoxo

  4. Oh, I forgot about the outsiders! Ok, my list is now Stone Fox, Old Yeller, Where the Red Fern Grows, Bridge to Terabithia, The Ousiders, Charlotte's Web.

    Hell, I could almost make my own top ten list, but it took a bunch of reminders to do so.

  5. Nearly every single book Lurlene McDaniel has written has reduced me to tears at some point *glances at stack of her books in my bookshelf* TFIOS definitely. The ending especially.Clearly I need to read some of these other books.

  6. I haven't read Lurlene McDaniel in years but she always made me cry too. I loved Slammed and although I don't think I actually shed a tear I got choked up a bit. And Colleen Hoovers writing style is amazing and personable. Great Picks!!

  7. OH! The Fault In Our Stars!!! Cried so hard on that one.

  8. Haven't read many of these, but Fault in Our Stars was definitely a tear jerker. I want to see the movie, although I'll be sobbing the whole way through I'm sure.

  9. On this list I have read two - The Outsiders and the Fault in Our Stars. Neither of them made me cry or even want to xD Then again, it is very hard to evoke that from me with a book. There is one book I read recently, and that made me feel like I wanted to cry even though I didn't quite. I think it should be on this list... the Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini.

    Check out my book review on this good old classic: http://olivia-savannah.blogspot.nl/2014/02/a-high-wind-in-jamaica-book-review.html

  10. Wow I remember reading the outsiders when I was in middle school. I need to go back and re-read.


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