Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, which features (you guessed it!) top ten lists on a given topic each week. This week’s topic is Top Ten Books that will make you cry. So I listed SEVEN books that either made me cry or at least get a little misty-eyed.
1. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
cry level: The cry of anguish
If you don’t cry a little bit at the last Harry Potter book, especially if you grew up with them, I will accuse you of making a horocrux because HOW do you have an intact soul?
2. All Our Yesterdays
cry level: Just a little mist
I just barely cried at All Our Yesterdays, but I have to admit I misted up a little! THE END OF THIS BOOK! My heart was so, so shattered and I was just. . . sad.
3. If I Stay by Gayle Foreman
Cry level: My shoulders are moving with the force of my sobs
I bawled like a baby with this book. I’m not sure why, but out of all the sad books I’ve read, this one definitely hit me the hardest. I think I just saw a lot of myself in Mia, so it was heartbreaking to watch everything she had to go through. I really loved Mia’s quiet strength throughout this book.
4. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
cry level: Just a twig or a branch
I didn’t cry the first time I read this book, but I definitely got a few tears upon re-reading, many years later. The movie made me cry too.
5. A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
cry level: There isn’t a bucket in the world big enough to hold my tears
I can’t even really begin to describe how much this book means to me. It hit me in a very personal way and gave me a lot of emotional release I didn’t even know I needed.
6. Tell the Wolves I’m Home by Carol Brunt Rifka
cry level: A slight mist
I wasn’t a huge crier at this book, but I definitely came close. Again, a very beautifully written book with lots of sad parts, though it’s also a very well-done coming of age tale.
7. Winger by Andrew Smith
cry level: The mood whiplash, laugh-cry
Andrew Smith, what have you done to me? I go from laughing one page to crying the next. MOOD WHIPLASH.