Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday: Heartbreakers

Hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, this week's topic: Top Ten Books That Broke Your Heart.

1.  Shanghai Girls by Lisa See - this is the saddest, most depressing book I've ever read.  Honestly, it was a bit too devastating for me (although I love her other novel Snow Flower and the Secret Fan).

2.  The Book Thief by Markus Zusak - holy crap I cried when I read this book!

3.  The Fault in Our Stars by John Green - I know a lot of folks have yet to read this...so all I'll say is that yep, tears fell whilst reading this fantastic novel.

4.  The Postmistress by Sarah Blake - any WWII book is likely to be a tearjerker and this one did not disappoint.

5. Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro -you must ready yourself for depressing thoughts (and have some Kleenex handy) when you read this book...it's a heartbreaker!

6.  What is the What by Dave Eggers - a book about the lost boys of Sudan...'nuff said.

7.  Still Alice by Lisa Genova - get ready to cry when you read this one!

8.  The Bronze Horseman by Paullina Simons - talk about a tragic romance - this about ripped my heart out of my chest cavity...several times!

9.  Delirium by Lauren Oliver - the ending devastated me!

10.  Habibi by Craig Johnson - a very tragic graphic novel...yet hope somehow prevails in the end.

12 comments:

  1. Never Let Me Go almost made my list too. :)
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  2. The only book on your list I've read is Delirium and agree - it brought me close to tears

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  3. Great list! I have read and loved so many of them, especially The Book Thief and The Bronze Horseman.

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  4. great list! what is the what is on my list too... along with the bronze horseman! great picks! i'm starting the fault in our stars tomorrow. and i have the postmistress sitting on my shelf, waiting for me.

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  5. Nice choices. I cried an embarrassing amount when I read The Fault in Our Stars. Such a sad but good book.

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  6. Need to read Fault in Our Stars still, it is sitting on my shelves waiting for me to be reading for a good tear jerker.

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  7. I'm getting ready to read The Book Thief for my YA lit class...can't wait! I have The Fault in Our Stars waiting for me as well...I just have to be in the right mood, I think.

    Jennifer @ Feminist Fairytale Reviews
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  8. I can't believe I left What is the What and Still Alice off my list. Both of those, geez!

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  9. Oh no! I've got Never Let Me Go and Delirium coming up soon! I'm afraid of being emotional! Oh my goodness oh my goodness...

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  10. And I'm not even going to talk about TFiOS because after everyone talks about how much they've cried after reading it, I literally took it out of my pile and put it back on my shelf. I can't even go there right now. I'm TOO SCARED.

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  11. I may just have to reread Never Let Me Go. Such a good story. Also, I really hope to have The Fault in our Stars read very soon! Lots of book I get to add to my reading list - Still Alice looks very intriguing....

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  12. I've got Sun Flower and the Secret Fan on my TBR list. I didn't know See had written anything else -- but now I know to avoid Shanghai Girls (I'm too big a wuss to read really sad stuff).

    Here's my TTT for this week.

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