Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books That Will Make You Cry

Okay... Let's face facts... I am not a huge crier... This means that there are books I know are sad, but I don't necessarily cry... There were a few that I did, though. And probably others that I don't remember. The list probably won't be 10.

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green - Yep. I think I probably say this is my favourite Green because I may have cried a bit...

The Dog Lived (And So Will I) by Teresa Rhyne - I don't do cancer books well. I actually avoid them for the most part... And I have issues with dogs suffering on top of it.

Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes - This is my favourite science-fiction novel EVER! And, yep, I sniffle every time. I reread this book every couple years.

 The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger - Another favourite book that I read every couple years and get all depressed every time...

The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness - When Ness gets to you... He gets to you!

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness - There is a theme... Cancer or animals...

Pride of Baghdad by Brian K. Vaughan - Another animal story...

Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan - I didn't actually cry because I read this in the living room with an audience, but it is a potential tear-jerker.

That's all I could think of off the top of my head... I am sure there are more!


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


15 comments:

  1. I've never forgotten Flowers for Algernon. If I make a list of books that made me cry, it would certainly be there.

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  2. Algernon and TTWife are in my top 10 books of all time. Pride of Bagdhad is new to me - I'm going to make a note of it. Thanks!

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  3. I've never read Flowers for Algernon but it keeps getting recommended today so I might have to try it. I tend to avoid animal books because I know I'm going to cry! A Monster Calls may have the creepiest cover I've ever seen!

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  4. Not sure how I managed to leave A Monster Calls off my list!

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  5. I get teary-eyed easily when I read, although there aren't that many books that make me really cry. The last one I bawled my way through was If I Stay.

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  6. Patrick Ness is brutal! I don't think I can read A Monster Call. I just can't do cancer books. Thanks for sharing! ~Megan
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  7. Great picks! TTW is my favorite of all time. I get weepy every time I try to tell someone about it. Here's mine if you want to stop by

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  8. Great picks. The Time Traveller's Wife made my list too, such an emotional and beautiful book. My TTT :)

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  9. Time Traveler's Wife definitely belongs on this list! I should have listed it on mine too. Ok, and I keep seeing The Fault in our Stars on every list. How did I miss this book because I don't even know what it is about! Must look into it.

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  10. Well, of the four of those I've read, all four made me cry too. Of course I can cry over just about anything, so I'm probably not the most reliable source on this subject. :P

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  11. I've read The Fault in Our Stars and A Monster Calls and they both made me cry like a baby. I need to check out the rest of your list.

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  12. The Knife of Never Letting Go . . . Such a good book. I cried too. I cry over most things I read, if I'm completely honest. Well, the good ones anyway. :-)

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  13. I didn't cry with The Knife of Never Letting Go. I need to read it again anyway before I finish the series, so perhaps I will change my mind. I totally agree with A Monster Calls. That one snuck up on me. I would definitely add Me Before You by Jojo Moyes to this list. That one just slayed me.

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  14. I avoid books that I think will make me cry.

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  15. I might be the only one who didn't cry at The Fault. I did cry during Looking for Alaska though (and it's my favorite). Maybe TFiOS was too hyped up for me?

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