Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, featuring a different top 10 theme each week. This week’s topic is Top Ten Books That Will Make You Cry.
Here are the books that caused the biggest waterworks for me in recent years:
1) The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
(I feel pretty confident in predicting that this book will be at the top of every single list this week:)
2) Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
3) Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
4) A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
5) Before I Die by Jenny Downham
6) Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick
7) Dragonfly in Amber by Diana Gabaldon
8) The Pact by Jodi Picoult
9) Somewhere in Time by Richard Matheson
10) The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
Plus a few that I couldn’t squeeze into my top ten, but really do belong on a list of tear-soaked books:
Atonement by Ian McEwan
The Horse Whisperer by Nicholas Evans
Cloud Nine by Luanne Rice
… and pretty much any teen tragedy by Lurlene McDaniel
Three of my top ten have to do with time travel — what does that say about me? I swear, I never (well, almost never) cry during Doctor Who episodes!
Have you cried over any of the books on my list? What books leave you in tears?
Now that we’ve talked about all the sad, I wish you all a day filled with rainbows and kitties. And lots of hugs.
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