Tuesday, February 4, 2014

TTT: Turning on the Waterworks

Hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, this week's topic: Top Ten Books That Will Make You Cry.  These seem to be some of my favorite books...I guess I like to feel all the feels!

1. Anything by Khaled Hosseini...that man does tragic very well.

2.  The Fault in Our Stars by John Green...devastating

3.  Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver...I don't want to spoil what made me cry but I definitely had some waterworks going with this one.

4.  The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller...even though I knew the myth and what would ultimately happen to the characters, it didn't lessen my emotions at all when I got to the tragic parts (testament to Miller's writing)!

5.  Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein...oh geez, WWII is always a good source of cry material (see also: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak).

6.  Tell the Wolves I'm Home by Carol Rifka Brunt

7.  The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness - everyone that I've recommended this series to agrees there is one particular scene that makes them weep like a baby.

8.  Maggot Moon by Sally Gardner...such big feelings for such a small book.

9.  The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh...I remember trying to hide behind my book as I was crying mid-flight so my fellow passengers wouldn't catch on :)

10.  Still Alice by Lisa Genova...you will cry an ocean of tears with this one!


  1. Before I fall was so sad. I can't believe I forgot that one! :) I'm reading TFIOS now, so I'm ready!! Tissues in hand. lol.


  2. You've added such beautiful books! Great list.

  3. Love your list! Now have I some new special picks to put on my to-read list!

  4. Code Name Verity made a mess of me from all the tears I shed!! Also with The Fault in Our Stars and Before I Fall! Great list!! Hope you're having an awesome week so far!!

    xo, Becca @Pivot Book Reviews