Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish.
Each week they will post a new Top Ten list that one of their bloggers over at The Broke and the Bookish will answer. Everyone is welcome to join.
The topic for this week is: Top Ten Books That Will Make You Cry!
I’m not usually a very emotional person. But there are some books that made me tear up and on the odd occasion burst into tears. Extremely embarrassing if it’s when you’re on public transport on the way to work or school…. but those are the books that I’m putting on this week’s list. The books that I couldn’t restrain my emotions even when in very public and oh-so embarrassing places…
- I am David by Anne Holm
- Anne of the Island by LM Montgomery
- Goodnight Mister Tom by Michelle Magorian
- Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
I read all of these books before I was a teenager and I remember being devastated by them. I am David was the first book I remember crying in public over. My year 5 teacher read the book aloud to us and it was the saddest thing I ever heard. Anne of Green Gables may not seem that sad but in Anne of the Island… I was holding in tears hoping that Gilbert would be okay! The next book, Goodnight Mister Tom was a book I owned for years before I finally read it. My mother bought it for me but I thought it looked boring but when I finally read it…. definitely a book where I used a few tissues. Little Women is a book that I have read over and over throughout the years but the first time I read it – I wasn’t expecting certain things to happen. There were sad tears in this book but also ones of frustration. I wrote my first fanfiction (before I knew what fanfiction was) rewriting the ending because I wasn’t a fan of how everything went down.
- The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
- If I Stay by Gayle Forman
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by JK Rowling
- Speechless/Saving June by Hannah Harrington
- Bird by Crystal Chan
- The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult
These books I’ve read more recently. I won’t be surprised if I see TFiOS on my people’s lists this week. John Green certainly knows how to write a heartbreaking novel. If I Stay was one that I was expecting to be sad… but I wasn’t quite prepared. I held up okay right until the grandfather said his part but after that I couldn’t contain myself. The last Harry Potter was one that made me cry. Not so much for the story but the fact that it was over. The series that I’d been reading and anticipating for so many years and then it was just over… heartbreaking. Hannah Harrington is an author who writes powerful contemporary novels with a bitter-sweet edge. Both Speechless and Saving June both moved me and I recommend them both. I reviewed Bird last week and it definitely belongs on this week’s list – made me tear up a little. And last on my list this week is The Storyteller. I read this one last year and wasn’t expecting to be affected considering I’ve read quite a few Jodi Picoult novels and never got too emotional over them but this one is touching and tragic.
These are the books that made me cry/tear up. There’s a bit of variety here but for possibly the first time ever – it’s mostly contemporary and not another paranormal/dystpian list! Any here that made you cry? Any that you would recommend I read? How about any stories of a book making you show a lot of emotion in public? All stories are welcome! Feel free to leave me a comment. Happy Tuesday to all.