Tuesday, February 4, 2014
TTT - Top Ten Books That Will Make You Cry
It's time to link up with the Broke and the Bookish again!
Today's topic: Top ten books that will make you cry.
I'm not much of a crier when it comes to books. Movies? Yup. TV shows? In a heartbeat, despite the long running joke over on Snark Squad that I'm the leader of Team Heartless Cow. Hell, I watched that Superbowl Budweiser ad with the puppies this morning and cried like a lunatic. But books? It's a pretty short list. Ten, to be precise. How very convenient!
1. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
I see this book featuring on a lot of lists. I think I'm quite lucky in that I finished reading this on public transport, and I didn't have any tissues with me so I knew I had to keep it together so that I didn't have to explain to some helpful old lady that I was crying over fictional characters. I expect I'll ugly cry much harder when I reread it sometimes before early June.
2. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling
This was the first book that ever made me cry. I made it through Godric's Hollow unscathed. Through Snape and Lupin and Tonks and Dobby. But Fred Weasley? That tipped me over the edge and I ugly cried for the rest of the book.
3. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
Oh man, the crying that happened during this book.
4. Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
Way to tear my heart out and rip it into little pieces, Wein. Same goes for the sort-of sequel, Rose Under Fire. A different kind of ugly crying, but it was still there.
5. A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
There are no words. How could a book this short cause so many emotions??
6. Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
Even just reading the blurb, I knew this one wasn't going to end well for my tear ducts.
7. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
I met someone recently who hadn't read the books and was insanely excited about the Mockingjay movies. Meanwhile, those of us who've read the book are secretly hoping that certain things get dramatically changed.
8. Love You Forever by Robert Munsch
I HATED this book as a child, but having reread it as an adult, I suspect that's because it made me feel all the feels but I was too young to process them. (The same theory applies to Child!Kirsti's hatred of Charlotte's Web and The Velveteen Rabbit)
9. Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
I wouldn't have thought this would make me teary, given that we know right from the start that there's only one possible ending to this book. AND YET.
10. Let's Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson
For the most part, this made me cry with laughter. But there were moments of seriousness when I got a little teary for entirely different reasons.
What books have made you cry?