Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday: Cry me a river



I read to escape. To live several lives without having to leave the comfort of my living room. How could I pass up emotional reads?

10- Harry Potter and the Deadly Hollows

Too many loses and secrets revealed. It was the first time I ever had to control myself not to skip to the ending.

 9- The Kite Runner

They say people cry out of frustration. Well, this book made me tear with anger. How could that little boy be so mean to his friend? Argh! It still gets to me now.

8- The Fault in Our Stars

 I dare anyone to read this and not cry.

 7- On the Jellicoe Road

 Not sure if this book will make other folks list, but the subject is too close to home for me not to feel the character's pain.

6- Before I Die

Beautifully written. Not only dealing with dying from cancer, but also mother/daughter relationships and accepting that even though you are gone others will continue living their lives.

5- The Lovely Bones

Although the murder scene is shocking, the saddest part of the book is watching her father helpless.
4- If I Stay

This was in my top four last week (how weird is that). Losing her entire family -- too tragic to simply swift through the pages.

3- Wonder

A little kid being bullied for his appearance. The Halloween scene got me plucking the Kleenex box.

2-  Frostbite

The mother and daughter moment at the end. There is something sad when you see a strong character cry.

1- Twenty Boy Summer

 Not having anyone to share your grief with.


  1. If I Stay made my list too! That book affected me far more than I expected it to. Great list!

    1. I couldn't put it down. Plus it's not that big. Easy to read in an hour or so.

  2. Oh man Deathly Hallows made me cry so much- partly because of the story and partly because it was over. I agree that Tfios and The Kite Runner were very tearful books!

    1. Good point. It is the last one :( And well written.

  3. Nice picks! For some reason all your book pictures are showing up wrong for me! Like I am looking at Matched instead of Harry Potter. Seems they're all wrong...weird...

    But still nice picks! The last 3 Harry books are on my list! Seems I was constantly crying in those! Especially the 7th one!

    Here's my Tuesday post

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  4. Definitely agree about Deathly Hallows, The Fault in Our Stars, and Lovely Bones. I still need to read On Jellicoe Road and If I Stay, but I do own them. Thanks for sharing!

  5. I loved HP, TFIOS and THG! My favorite books!

    Great post :)

  6. Kite Runner, The Fault in Our stars, Lovely bones and If I stay were so heart breaking and amazing!