Top Ten Books That Will Make You Cry

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week they pick a fun topic for a top ten list. This weeks list is Top Ten Books That Will Make You Cry.

The Fault In Our Stars by John Green

The Fault In Our Stars by John Green

I finished this book at work and sobbed at my desk. I think this movie will require a box of tissues to get through.

Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

I really love Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher. It is so powerful and heartbreaking. Getting to know Hannah, knowing that she kills herself, and learning all the ways in which she hurt is difficult.

if i stay by Gayle Forman

If I Stay (If I Stay #1) by Gayle Forman

The love story, the family story, and the decision on whether to stay or go. Every page of this book is sob inducing.

Wonder by R.J. Palacio

Wonder by R.J. Palacio

Wonder is an amazing book that has so much heart. The book is often funny and touching, but the ending is really powerful.

Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

Code Name Verity is about the strength and making impossible decisions. It is truly a brilliant book full of such nuance.

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews

Me And Earl And The Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews

I picked up Me And Earl And The Dying Girl on a whim at the library and I am so glad that I did. It is hilarious and slightly vulgar (in a funny way), then packs an emotional punch towards the end.

Star Cursed by Jessica Spotswood

Star Cursed (Born Wicked #1) by Jessica Spotswood

The ending is like a punch in the gut. Book three cannot come soon enough.

Every Day by David Levithan

Every Day (Ever Day #1) by David Levithan

I don’t know if you can tell by this list, but I am a sucker for a tragic love story. What is more tragic than not being able to stay in one body and knowing you can never be with the girl you love?

The Tragedy Paper by Elizabeth LaBan

The Tragedy Paper by Elizabeth Laban

This story is unveiled slowly and it certainly lives up to its tragic name.

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Fangirl is all about the relationships and how we each handle difficult situations. This one is pretty universally loved, so I know most people felt as emotional about it as I did.

Cover images from goodreads.

 

 

 

Comments

  1. I’ve always wondered what Wonder was about. I think I’ll have to stop looking past it at my local library. And Fangirl is on my to-read list so I’m glad it’s good if a little cry inducing!
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  2. I’m trying to recall if I cried while reading Fangirl, or not. I did feel the emotions pretty strongly with that book, so odds are I did, but I can’t recall what parts were tearjerkers. Maybe I’ve just blocked out the sad. :)
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    • Fangirl is more subtle than the other books here. For me, the family situation with the Dad having issues and the Mom who left. Plus how isolated Cath is. I think all of those combined made me teary.

  3. If I Stay made my list too. I haven’t read Eleanor & Park yet, I didn’t realize that was a tearjerker!

  4. Great picks. If I Stay made my list too, such an emotional and beautiful book. I have Fangirl and can’t wait to read it, but I have seen so many lists and now I am scared of how emotional it will make me! My TTT :)
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    • Fangirl is just wonderful and overall, it is not a sad book. It does have it’s moments but I’m sure you will enjoy it.

  5. Fangirl made my list, too and as much as I loved that book (which is A LOT) I’m still not sure why I cried so much. It’s not that sad. Code Name Verity is a good choice, I remember reading that in public and feeling like such a sobbing mess!
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    • I think with Fangirl, you just feel the loneliness that Cath feels. Plus the Dad is such a sweet character and I cannot imagine having to deal with a mental health situation like that.

  6. I haven’t read any of these except Every Day, and I sobbed like a dang baby. Oh, did it ever make me ugly cry!
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