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Top Ten Tuesday: Books That Will Make You Cry

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week's theme is: Top Ten Books That Will Make You Cry

1. The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay - A tragedy with a truly beautiful love story at its heart. I could talk about this book all day - and I kind of did here - but all I'll say for today is: if you haven't read this yet, please get a copy right now. 

2. Tell the Wolves I'm Home by Carol Rifka Brunt - Some books get right in your bones and this was one of them. June and Toby's friendship was heartbreaking and it had a great soundtrack too. 

3. Flat-Out Love/Flat-Out Matt by Jessica Park - Just a really sweet love story with some great tear jerker lines. Think Meredith and Cristina's "you're my person" teary monologues. 

4. Raw Blue by Kirsty Eagar - A tale of release, restoration, and new beginnings. You want such good things for Carly and when they start to happen...well, you shed a little tear. 

5. Summer Series by Jenny Han - These books are very nostalgic and wistful in tone and will make you cry in that 'oh man, it's the end of summer/where has my childhood gone?' kind of way. 

6. Take Me There by Carolee Dean -  A troubled boy looking for answers, dredging up the past in the process. Family drama ensues. The ending of this book will surely make you cry more than a little bit.

7. If I Stay by Gayle Forman - Prepare for tears the whole way through this one. Beautifully written.

8. The Sky Is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson - This is probably my favourite on the list after The Sea of Tranquility. Even though it is about the grieving process, it's like a long exhale.

9. Atonement by Ian McEwan - War stories always produce a few tears but the whole "come back" thing gets me every time. Loved the film too. In fact, I was playing the score the other day and just hearing that sets me off. 

10. The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger - Another beautiful love story. I'm sure you've all read and/or seen this one. Oh, the ending *sniff*. The book is much better than the film though (even though I'm a huge Rachel McAdams fan). 


  1. Tell The Wolves I'm Home just narrowly missed making it onto my list--what a wonderful book! June and Toby . . . June and Finn . . . I loved that book.

    1. Such a beautiful book, isn't it? I'll definitely read it again this year.

  2. I've seen The Sky is Everywhere on so many lists today! I love that you described it as a long exhale - that makes me want to read it. I guess I should add it to my TBR. :)

    Thanks for stopping by my TTT!

    1. Thanks for your comment Emily! Oh definitely give it a go at some point.

  3. I recently won The Sea of Tranquility and now I'm even more excited to read it since I've seen it on so many people's lists this week. I love a book that makes me cry!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

    1. The Sea of Tranquility was probably my favourite book of last year. You'll do lots of crying with this one!

  4. Great picks. If I Stay, The Sky is Everywhere and The Time Traveller's Wife made my list too, such emotional and beautiful books. My TTT :)


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