I’ve decided to participate in the 15 Day Book Blogger challenge hosted by Good Books and Good Wine. This is definitely a move-at-your-own-pace challenged(which is AWESOME), so even though April did her challenge a month or two ago, she left the linkys opened. Yay! I should also note that I’m not doing these EVERY day–I might do one or two a week. I’m too much of a scheduler to try and do all fifteen days in a row!
Day 5: Recommending a Tear-Jerker
Let it be known I cry in books VERY rarely. I cry more at TV shows or movies than I ever do at books, since I’m such a visual person. Few books make me feel this way:
BUT, every so often, a book comes along that makes me cry. The worst offenders in recent memory?
1. If I Stay by Gayle Forman
Oh man, this book didn’t make me cry. It DESTROYED me. It made me bawl and and bawl like I knew Mia myself. Maybe it’s because I FELT so much like Mia myself. I just wanted to hug everyone in this book and make it all okay. Even when I cry at books, it typically just a few tears. Not the case with this book. We’re talking like choking-on-my-tears point. I needed a bucket for them all.
2. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
My tear count for The Book Thief is pretty low, at about 3 tears per average reading, but it IS there. This book just takes my heart and ties it around itself over and over and over again. It’s so SAD and beautiful all at the same time. HOW?
3. Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe
The thing about this book is that it’s actually a HAPPY book, all things considered. Like, things go pretty well. BUT at the same time, it just overwhelms me with emotions. Also, I love ALL three of these books on my list, but if I had to pick a favorite, it’d be this one.