Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly event hosted over at The Broke and the Bookish.
Today’s TTT topic is actually “Top Ten Books That Will Make YOU Cry” but since I don’t read many extremely sad books, I thought I would change the topic a bit. I’m going to list books that made me cry, personally, but they may or may not make someone else teary-eyed. I actually cry while reading very easily, which is probably part of the reason why I don’t read very sad books. Anyway, let’s get on with the list.
In no particular order . . .
1. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling
This is the Harry Potter book that I find the most heart wrenching. Certainly Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows are sad, too, and I cried buckets while reading those. But there is something about this book that tears my heart in two more than any other Harry Potter novel. I just can’t handle the death in this book.
2. Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
If you’ve read this, I think you know why I cried buckets here. And if you haven’t read it . . . well, now’s the perfect time.
3. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
I even get teary-eyed watching the movie trailer.
4. Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
Oh. My. Gosh. I can’t even. Poor Clay. And Hannah.
5. Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
I didn’t cry buckets or anything, but I think this is a really emotional read. And at the end, with Park . . .
6. Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
I didn’t ugly sob while reading this book, either, but a few tears definitely made appearances throughout the novel.
7. The Amber Spyglass by Philip Pullman
I listened to this via audiobook, but I was still weeping while I was driving on the Thruway.
8. Wonder by R.J. Palacio
This isn’t a heart-wrenching read, but there were a few scenes that brought tears to my eyes. But I also laughed a lot while reading this book. I highly recommend this.
9. The Tiger Rising by Kate DiCamillo
This is more a quietly-tears-run-down-you-cheeks book. Kate DiCamillo sure knows how to pull the heart strings.
10. The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson
I finished this Saturday evening, and I am still thinking about it. There are a few scenes that twisted my heart. Even one that I knew was coming, and it still made me cry.