Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Top Ten Books That Will Make You Cry

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.  If your curious about this meme, visit Top Ten Tuesday where they have previous topics and upcoming topics listed as well.

Today's topic is Top Ten Books that will make you cry.  To be honest, I think I cry easily.  I can cry at commercials.  But, I don't seem to cry while reading very often.   So, here are mine in random order.
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter, #6)

1. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling- I read this all day the day it came out, I reached the end about midnight and I remember sitting in bed just crying.  I had not expected those events.  

Daughters of the Nile (Cleopatra's Daughter, # 3)

2. Daughter's of the Nile by Stephanie Dray - I don't normally cry in historical fiction.  Usually events are well known.  But, Dray managed to put into words what I can only imagine.  I cried twice during this book. 

Between Shades of Gray

3.  Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys - I've seen this pop up a lot recently. I've even recommended it to friends even though it's been some time since I read it.  Beautifully told!

Thirteen Reasons Why

4. Thirteen Reasons Why  by Jay Asher - There's lots of mixed opinions on this book.  But, I found it heart wrenching.    

 Voyager (Outlander, #3)

5. Voyager  by Diana Gabaldon - I still remember the scene were Claire walks back in time again and finds Jamie in the print shop.  I was all choked up!

If I Stay (If I Stay, #1)

6. If I Stay by Gayle Forman - I sat on my front porch one afternoon and read this book cover to cover, and cried the entire time.  It's touching!


7. Speak  by Laurie Halse Anderson -  This is one of those books that I hope my daughters read as teens.  Granted I also hope we have a relationship far better so the feel comfortable talking to me about anything!

Flags of Our Fathers

8. Flags of Our Fathers by James Bradley - This was never a book I had to read.  But, my dad really wanted me to.  I have so many emotions when it comes to this book.


  1. Great list! I have HP on mine as well! I read 13 Reasons Why, and though I didn't cry, I definitely agree that it was a heart wrenching story! I also think I have Flags of Our Fathers on my shelf - I believe i got a copy from my Grandma - but haven't read it yet!

    Tina @ Pages of Comfort
    My Top Ten

  2. If I Stay made my list too, such an emotional book. I put HP7 on my list, but HP5 & 6 made me cry loads too. Thirteen Reasons Why was a really beautiful book too. My TTT :)

  3. Great picks! If I Stay, HP(well, #6), and 13 Reasons also made my list. Here's mine if you want to stop by

  4. I love your post Thirteen reason why and If I Stay was soo heart breaking. I want to do this blog hop to but I am a bit confused.


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