TTT: Top Ten Books That Make Me Cry!

Posted February 3, 2014 by Wendy in Top Ten Tuesday / 15 Comments



Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish!

This week we are talking about the top 10 books that make me cry. Now, there are books where I tear up and get emotional and then there are books that have me flat out sobbing and ugly crying. This is my list of sobbing books.

1. If I Stay by Gayle Forman: I was completely ugly crying, like red face, swollen eyes, tears everywhere. You guys, my HEART just went through the blender. I’ve been too scared to pick up Where She Went!

2. Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein: AHHH! This book was so beautiful, featuring the most wonderful friendship. I loved it and then it TORE OUT MY HEART. *deep breath* It was so good.

3. Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey NiffeneggerI have read and reread this book countless times. And while I’ve read it so much, I STILL cry every single time.

4. Blood Promise by Richelle Mead: I cried in other books in the series too but this one was the most emotional one for me!! Seriously. I was a mess. A complete mess! Rose and Dimitri are one of my all time favorite couples. *clutches book to chest* I had to self medicate with ice cream afterward.

5. Falling into You by Jasinda Wilder: Oh my god. So, the synopsis of the book tells you that it’s about a girl who’s first love died. So you know this from the get go. Does this prepare you for it? NO. NO NO NO. Heart wrenching you guys.

6. Sentinel by Jennifer L. Armentrout: The conclusion to the Covenant series was absolutely perfect in every way and I couldn’t help crying at the end. A lot of emotions going on in this one!

7. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling: After I finished it, I moped around the house for a week, mourning. Seriously. Books affect me a lot. I was so depressed. (And in denial until the end of the series… ha)

8. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling: So this book came out the summer I was working as a counselor at horse camp. I basically only had 1 hour off during the day so when my preorder arrived I couldn’t binge read it like I had all the others. This killed me. I threatened campers with clean up duty if they so much as hinted at a spoiler. So every day when my 1 hour free time came up, I went to the only private, quiet area to read — the tiny staff kitchen. After I finished, my counselor friend found me sitting on the kitchen floor crying and was like, what happened?? Oh, you know, J.K. Rowling just stabbed me in the heart. Repeatedly. That’s all.

9. Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry: Echo’s story broke my heart! But I loved it so!!

10. -insert 10th book here-

What do you guys think? Which ones made you cry?



15 responses to “TTT: Top Ten Books That Make Me Cry!

  1. I SO cried during Pushing the Limits. Like really really hard. And it’s not even THAT sad. I just got really invested in the story. I have an HP book on my list this week too, but the ones you have (although the Order of the Phoenix saw the loss of my favorite character).

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  2. If I Stay was a tear jerker for me. It was so heartbreaking! It’s put me off picking up Just One Day and Just One Year.

  3. I def shed a few tears with If I Stay. Such an emotional book!! So heartbreaking! Blood Promise was really tough too! But I cried more at the end of Shadow Kiss. Like, sobbed. lol Great list!!

  4. You should most definitely read WHERE SHE WENT! I really loved that book, even more than IF I STAY. It’s a very emotional read though, and it will break your heart all over again.

    Ahem. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows resulted in a couple of days where I walked around in a daze. I couldn’t believe it was over… and I still can’t!

  5. I actually bought the sequel to If I Stay right away… but I still haven’t read it. I’ve heard that it’s just as much of an emotional book and I don’t know if I can handle it! I really want to see it through though.

    Harry Potter – there just aren’t words. I’m 30 so I was an adult when I started reading them (well a young adult – I was in high school, but I wasn’t, like, 9) but I really just think I will always consider these books a significant part of my childhood. I remember in college, I was on a beach vacation with a friend when one of the books came out and we ran to the bookstore the minute it opened, each bought a copy, and then spent two days holed up in our hotel room devouring them. If you somehow haven’t read Harry Potter yet, you’re missing out.

  6. If I Stay broke me when I read it. I remember listening to the audiobook and petting my cat in an effort to comfort myself.

  7. If I Stay made my list too! I chose Rose Under Fire over Code Name Verity because that one was more emotional to me–even though Code Name Verity was super emotional too. Definitely HP–several several moments in multiple books. I put Shadow Kiss on my list. I can totally see what you mean with Blood Promise, that was a rough one emotionally too. Definitely my favorite YA series to-date! Love your list!

    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

  8. If I Stay had me crying by the end! Same with Deathly Hallows…actually, I’ve cried quite a bit whenever I read HP. I really need to read Code Name Verity! Great list!