Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday - Books that Made Me Tear Up

Today my daughter turns 14!

Top 10 Tuesday is a Meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish and this week's topic is...
February 4: Top Ten Books That Will Make You Cry (or in my case tear up. I have never "cried" over a book)

Drought by Pam Bachorz - Someone who Ruby cares about, gets beaten so badly it tears your heart out.

Mockingjay; Hunger Games #3 by Suzanne Collins - For no other reason than a ton of lovable characters die. It is a war afterall.

Sever; Chemical Garden Series #3 by Lauren DeStefano - The whole time your heart gets pulled back and forth in a love triangle and when you think she has finally made up her mind, he dies. *tear*

Not a Drop to Drink by Mindy McGinnis - A little girl, Lucy, falls ill and when her mother finally comes to visit, the mother is taken away before the child wakes. And when she does wake she recalls she dreamt of her mother holding her and rocking her. It's. So. Sad.

The Host by Stephenie Meyer - When Wanda gets to be her own "person".

Grace Lost; Grace #1 by Lauryl M. Lewis - A little girl is used as bait and Un. Save. Able.

Everfound; Skinjacker #3 by Neal Shusterman - Some spirits move on, come back to their bodies, and some stay in Everlost. I loved these characters so much that I shed a few drops for them.

Shadow Kiss; Vampire Academy #3 by Richelle Mead - My beloved Dimitri gets taken and turned. My heart broke.

Feed; Newsflash #1 by Mira Grant - One of the main protags dies. Heart wrenching.

The Reapers are the Angels by Alden Bell - I've never read a book when the main protag changes in the end. The result is shocking.

Have a great Tuesday!


  1. I haven't read most of these. My top two books that made me cry (and I totally cried, lol) are Angela's Ashes, and The Book Thief.

  2. Speaking of which, I need to go ahead and buy Not A Drop!

    I did recently cry reading a book, and I don't remember what it was, but whatever it was moved the heck out of me. lol I BAWLED my eyes out reading The Green Mile when they execute John Coffey, well into the next chapter, and when Johnny dies in The Outsiders. I was NO GOOD, and I was in class, so I had to be quiet about it. lol

  3. I haven't read most of these, either. Sever and Mockingjay did make me emotional, but the books that made me cry the hardest were "If You Find Me" by Emily Murdoch, and "The Fault In Our Stars" by John Green.

  4. Books that tore my heart out include the last Harry Potter book. I loved it but so many beloved characters lost. Mockingjay is a definite pick but I'd also take Catching Fire for the part when Katniss is rescued and gets the new about Peeta. You can't say you didn't feel something at that part of the book. This is a good Meme and congrats to your daughter being 14.

  5. Fun list of books. Many I haven't read. Will have to check them out!

  6. I was a complete emotional wreck when I reread the Leon Uris novel Exodus. There was constantly something new to cry over.

  7. I feel like I haven't been to your blog forever. So feel free to slap me, either because I haven't been here for a while, or I've forgotten that I was here a few days ago. Cause that's certainly plausible too. :)

    I cry over a lot of books. Cause unfortunately I'm that way. :) I haven't read any of the books above, but I did see the movie The Host, and I'd like to read the book which I heard was better. As usual. But I got teary at the end too when she got a body.

    So funny story. Well I think it's funny. I was watching the news one night. And there was a story about a local guy who was so close to death. Can't remember why. But someone died in a car accident and this guy got an organ donation. And I got teary cause that's just awesome. And my 9 yr old son's like, what's wrong?

    And then he looked at me weird cause he's 9 and it just didn't make sense to him. Well someone we don't know died and gave their heart to someone else we don't know. And it's just so terrific that I'm crying. I suppose the crying over something good was the part he didn't understand. Oh well. So anyways, I tear up easily. :)

  8. I forgot to say, I might have to steal this idea from you for a blog post sometime. I'll add it to my list of things. Of course, then I'll have to think about what books I cry over. :)


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