Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books That Made Us Ugly-Cry

Posted June 28, 2016 by Maryam in Maryam, Pixie, Top Ten Tuesday / 5 Comments

Top Ten Tuesday


So, this week, Lyn and Kara are off to ALA and that leaves me and Pixie to do up Top Ten Tuesday. Since it’s Freebie Week, we’re taking the opportunity to list down books that made us ugly-cry. Yknow, the kind of cry that turns your eyes super puffy and have you gasping for air? YEH.



Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

This book is the first that came to mind because I just read it a month ago, and I watched the movie just two weeks back. THE FEELS. This is one of those books that made me lay on my bed, curled up and just sobbing hysterically. The whole book had me in pieces and I just wanted to go into the book and hug those characters.

Nora & Kettle by Lauren Nicolle Taylor

OKAY I JUST FOUND OUT THAT THIS BOOK IS A SERIES WHUT. Anyway, this book suckerpunched me since the first page. I was already bawling my eyes out for Nora, and I just couldn’t stop crying for her strength, for the way she just bears it all. Oh my. This book definitely took me by surprise and yeah, it robbed all the tears from my eyes.

The Last Time We Say Goodbye by Cynthia Hand

This book was obviously going to be the one to make you cry, if you read the title. It discusses about suicide, but in a more specific sense, the people who gets left behind, such as their loved ones. It’s pretty heartbreaking to see the consequences it had on the people left behind.

This Is Where It Ends by Marieke Nijkamp

This book had me biting my nails since the very start, but then it broke my heart so bad to read about it that I just started ugly-crying. Like, no joke. I was reading it on the bed and it just all hits me, the feelings that those characters were going through, their fears. GAH it makes me sad just thinking about this book.

Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen

This book was about family, so of course, it made me think about my own family. I seriously relate SO MUCH to the main character, such that I was sobbing horribly by the end of this book because I totally know how she feels, and what she was going through. Sarah Dessen’s books always make me ugly-cry. Like, the horrible, gasping-for-air type of crying. HORRIBLE, I TELL YOU.




Hello.. most of the books I’ve picked that made me ugly cry have one very simple reason so I didn’t go into a detailed description of why for each one. I get attached to characters and then those darn authors have to kill them. LOL. Since there may be some of you that haven’t read all of those I’m also not going into details because I don’t want to slip up with a spoiler either. Just know all of these have to do with death and my heart was ripped to shreds.

The Book Thief  by Markus Zusak

The Hunger Games/Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince/The Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling

Heir of Fire by Sarah J Maas

That’s honestly all I can think of right now as far as anything that’s made me ugly cry. I get really emotional with reads, but it’s hard for me to get the tears dragged out in buckets unless it’s something huge. Lol.


5 responses to “Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books That Made Us Ugly-Cry

  1. OMG, I completely agree with Half Blood Prince and Deathly Hallows. I’d add Order of the Phoenix because of THAT ending *sobs* Heir of Fire too, I can’t even think about that book without getting emotional! And yes Hunger Games, Catching Fire, Mockingjay! I still need to read The Book Thief though *hides*
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  2. It’s so weird that I have read every book on both of your lists with the exception of Heir of Fire. I completely agree. I think that The Book Thief is one of the most beautifully devastating books I have EVER read! And Nora and Kettle was AMAZING!! I try to push that one as much as I can. The author has a sequel in mind, but says the publisher has to see how Nora and Kettle does before they make definite plans for a sequel. Fingers crossed on that one!
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