Top Ten Tuesday #6 ~ Books That Will Make You Cry

~Jennifer~ | 1:37 PM | | |

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish

This week's topic ~ Books That Will Make You Cry

The older I get, the more I seem to cry at the drop of a hat. Commercials, books, music, movies, TV shows...you name it, I'm probably crying at some point. Several times while watching Heroes, I'd cry prompting my husband to ask why in the world I was sad. For me, it was a combination of the music, the characters' angst and losses, and just thinking about the bigger picture in life. I'm a big baby. :)



Buckets I tell you! Buckets! This book ripped me apart, and once the dam was breached, nothing and I mean NOTHING could have stopped the tears from falling. I don't think I've ever had a book hangover quite like the one I had after finishing this one. 

You can read my review here. 



Okay, so I haven't read this one yet, but I KNOW it's gonna break me. Cancer is a very tender subject for us all, and I've lost so many family members to cancer, including my mom and grandpa - both died from brain cancer. So yeah, this is gonna wreck me. 



Even after reading this book several times it never fails to make me cry my eyes out. Something really sad happens to one of the characters, which is uncommon in a horror novel but worked in this story. My sister has also read this book, and she cries every time. And that girl has a heart of steel. ;) 




I started when Lexi was branded, and from there I didn't stop off and on. It was so horrible and inhumane, like she was in a herd of cattle. Treated like an animal. Treated in ways animals shouldn't be treated. I thought about the Holocaust at times while reading this book, and how innocent people were punished in all sorts of inhumane ways, including death.   

You can read my review here




Shocking with a sad twist, this book tore me up and was so good. It's the kind of story I want to read again and again. It's THAT good. Kind of trippy, too. 

You can read my review here




There were moments in all three books really that I shed some tears. 

You can read my review here.  




I can't stress enough how much I adore the Addicted series. This sister writing team are ah-mazing! 

You can read my review here. 



A girl who has lost her little brother to cancer struggles to live her life in the aftermath. I related to her so much! After both my mom and grandpa died, I struggled with wanting to live, too. I'd ask myself what was the point since we all are going to die anyway? 

Still struggling with the desire to live to this day, it's been almost nineteen years since my mom died. So I really understood where this character was coming from when no one else did and no one else knew how to handle it. Her parents handled the situation in a really shitty manner, by the way. I really hated them!  

You can read my review here.



Another story I could read over and over again where I believe I'd pick up more and more knowledge of the characters and events each time I read it. So many times I cried. A powerful and moving story and the first novel by Lauren Oliver I read. The writing just blew me away. 




An intensely real and emotional read, so much happens to the main character in this book I couldn't help but cry for her. Parents who were no longer plugged into her life, friends who weren't willing to stick around, and her descent into heavy drug use and addiction combined to make for a heavy story. I had a book hangover for a few days after this one. 

Here's my top ten! Link me up with yours or if you don't have a TTT post, leave a comment if you'd like anyway! :D

6 comments:

  1. OOh nice selection! Haven't read any of these, but that's quite the variety!

    Here's my Tuesday post

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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    1. Thanks Jessica! I highly recommend them all! :D

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  2. I cried from the start of Holding on and Letting Go. It was a great story! Will kept asking if I was okay. The Hunger Games made me cry throughout too. My sister read so much Christopher Pike when we were kids. I tried one of the books and it totally freaked me out! I've always been wussy. Great list!

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    1. Wow, Holding On was such an emotional read. Aw, Will is so sweet! What a sweet boy! <3 I want to talk Christopher Pike with you sister, lol. Some of his books are more like mysteries than horror but usually have some sort of paranormal twist. Thank you, Robyn! :D

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  3. The Fault in Our Stars was on my list. I didn't cry when I read Branded, but you're definitely right about the inhumane treatment!!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

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    1. Oh man, when she was branded, that killed me. I kind of cheated with TFIOS since I haven't read it yet, but I know it's going to make me cry. Thanks for visiting, Nicole! :D

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