Top Ten Tuesday 18


Top Ten Tuesday is weekly meme hosted The Broke and the Bookish. There is a new topic for each week and the participating bloggers are invited to post their Top Ten lists on it.

Top Ten Books That Will Make You Cry 

If I Stay by Gayle Forman - a girl loses her whole family in a car crash and goes into a coma. It's just a heart-breaking story.
Where She Went by Gayle Forman. This is the sequel to If I Stay and it was even more heart-breaking for me than the first book. If the first book tells of all that was lost, this one focuses on the devastation of what was left behind. I cried the whole time I was reading it. 
On the Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta - a beautiful and painful YA story. Two stories, interconnected - both involving some painful events.
The Piper's Son by Melina Marchetta - a story loss (in the past and the present) and how it affects three generations of one family.

Making faces by Amy Harmon- I ended up not loving this book, but still there was some crying on my part during particular scenes. Loss of young lives to war and the effect of this on the survivors is always painful to read.
A Song of Fire and Ice series by George Martin - Any fan of the Starks understands my grief 

Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver - I loved Delirium more but I did cry over the initial scenes in Pandemonium - Lena's grief for Alex was so overwhelming.

Something Like Normal by Trish Doller - A returned soldier suffering from PTSD, coping with the loss of a brother-in-arms.
The Way Home by Cindy Gerard - another war story.  A POW suffering from amnesia and nightmares. Not knowing who you are, not remembering anything of your past - one of the scariest things I can imagine.
How to Kill a Rockstar by Tiffany DeBartolo - emotional rock-and-roll story invovling giving up a loved one and cheating on life/death.

So, what book made you cry? Leave me a comment with a link to your TTT post and I'll come check it out.

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  1. Great picks! If I Stay made my list too, such an emotional book I just got Jellicoe Road for Christmas and can't wait to read it, it will probably make me sob too though.

  2. I haven't read If I Stay or On Jellicoe Road, but I do have them. I just have to be in the right state of mind for such emotional reads. Thanks for sharing!

  3. I have never heard of If I Stay, but now I absolutely must read it! Sounds amazing, but I'm sure I will be a blubbering mess the whole time.

  4. If I Stay and Where She Went were both so sad!! I think I cried more during If I Stay though! Thanks for sharing your picks!! :)

    xo, Becca@Pivot Book Reviews


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