Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is up to us to choose and I chose books that made me cry. I thought this would be an easy topic because I cry a lot, but then I went to my “I cried” shelf on Goodreads, and lo and behold, it is not as easy as I thought it would be. I wanted to pick books that REALLY tugged at my emotions and there aren’t as many of those as I thought. There may not even be ten. But I am just going to start the list and see where I end up. As in most things I do, once again I will just be winging it.
As always, the list is in no particular order. They are just written down in the order which they are shelved. So…without further ado, books that made me go
First up are the three books that I read recently that made me cry. Those are:
Stormdancer by Jay Kristoff, Ashen Winter by Mike Mullin, and The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh.
Then there are the books that were REALLY tough reads and I cried throughout almost the entire book. Like:
In the Shadow of the Banyan by Vaddey Ratner, Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok, and Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo. That last one didn’t make me sob like the others, but I did tear up a lot and man was it depressing.
Finally, there are the books with a transformation of some kind or a loss of a loved one that really got to me. These are the most frequent and resonate with me at the time, but I usually end up not remembering as many details.
Paradise by Jill S. Alexander, How to Save a Life by Sara Zarr, Saving June by Hannah Harrington, and Wanderlove by Kirsten Hubbard. I am due to reread that last one soon. It is my favorite YA contemporary ever.
So I did manage to find ten after all! Funnily enough, two of these books I only gave a 3 star rating to, and they STILL made me cry. I am an emotional mess most of the time. Ha! Anyway, what did you think of my list, and please share your link and I will come see yours!
Until next week, Happy Reading everyone!!