Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books I Cried At

February 4, 2014 Top Ten Tuesday 5

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke & The Bookish.
Each week they release a Top Ten List and invite everyone to join in and make their own Top Ten List.

So, I’m visiting friends in China for the next 3 weeks and currently in Hong Kong (you probably already know all this as I have been going on about it for a while!) I realised last night that I had forgotten to write and schedule my Top Ten Tuesday posts, and being without a laptop meant that I had to make do with my iPad (which really hates wordpress) so this has been a bit of a mission and is why this post is totally late and quite boring looking!
So, my list this week. This was both very easy and very hard for me. Easy because I cry a lot at books, so I had no problem reaching 10. Hard because once I reached 10 there was still another 100 books that I have cried at which should really be on my list.

1. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows -J.K.Rowling

I loved this series, and the last book was so filled with emotion, both the happy and the sad that I was. Complete wreck the whole way through it. I’m also really bad with endings and having to let go and say good bye to a series!

2. Inheritance – Christopher Paolini

Another series that I had trouble letting go of. And that ending, woah, even though we had kinda been warned that it was going to end like that, I really hoped that it wouldn’t.

3. The Fault in Our Stars – John Green

I don’t know anyone that hasn’t cried reading this book. Beautiful and heart breaking, it’s a work of art.

4. Allegiant – Veronica Roth

ANOTHER series ending. But with this one it really was the ending of the book and not that it was a series ending that completely broke me to pieces. THAT ending, it was perfect but killed me at the same time.

5. Before I Die – Jenny Downham

The title for this book kind of gives it away, but this one really was beautiful, and it was both the good moments and the bad that had me sobbing.

6.Sweet Home/Sweet Rome – Tillie Cole

I’m putting these two together because the reason I cried was the same for both of them (basically the same story but from girl and guys POV) There is some very emotional stuff for the characters to deal with in this one and Tillies writing makes sure you are right there with them, all the way through.

7. Nought’s and Crosses – Malorie Blackman

if you have never heard of this book them shame on you. If you have heard of it and never bought it, also shame on you. If you have heard of it, bought it, but not got round to reading it then SHAME ON YOU! This book completely shattered me, like for days. I was a complete mess. That was 10 years ago, but still every time I read it I find myself just as much of a sobbing mess as the first one. This book is THE book that everyone must read at some point in their lives.

8. Unbreakable – Rebecca Shea

This book has some pretty tough times in it and some totally sad ones. I wasn’t expecting the emotion this book made me feel and it really was amazing.

9. Champion – Marie Lu

This one was more of a frustrated cry. Two people who go through so much and fight so hard for other peoples lives and happiness with no thought for their own deserve to be together. This book tested me as a fan.

10. Charlie St Cloud – Ben Sherwood

This book really shows us the beauty of brotherly love and it was heartbreaking to read Charlie’s pain when his brother died. There are some VERY special moments and chapters in this book that will crush you. Be prepared. Tissues are a must!

What’s on your list this week? Do you agree with any on my list?

Leave me a comment and let me know!



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5 Responses to “Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books I Cried At”

    • Broc's Bookcase

      Thanks, I always like introducing people to books that I love. Oh wow, sad is an understatement. I cried for days. Then I had to write my review and it set me off AGAIN. Then when I was looking for quotes to put in my review I saw that one: “I guess a fire that burns that bright isn’t meant to last” and completely fell apart. That quote kills me EVERYTIME! Such a good ending though!

  1. caitlinstern

    I haven’t read most of these–I have to have my arm twisted to read sad books–but I couldn’t agree more on TFioS. When expecting a tragedy doesn’t make the emotional impact any less, you know a book is well-written.

    • Broc's Bookcase

      I love a good cry, my friends find it pretty halarious that I cry so much at books. I also cry when I laugh, so basically get laughe at a lot! Yes, definately. That is so well put! 🙂

  2. Cassie

    I loved Charlie St. Cloud – it was heartbreaking. I didn’t cry, but I did really enjoy it. I read it on a plane, so I might have been really embarrassed to cry.