Happy Tuesday, Bookworms!
Being emotional, to a rather embarrassing degree, I am of the opinion that few things are as cathartic as having a good cry. If that good cry is at the expense of a book, all the better. This week the ladies of The Broke and the Bookish have asked us to list our favorite tearjerkers. I hope you brought some tissues!
1. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green (my review): I cried some ugly tears upon finishing this book. I stayed up into the wee hours of the morning, crying. Once I finally fell asleep I had a dream that one of my favorite people had cancer. Excellent book with high probability of emotional scarring.
2. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak (my review): I love this book for so many reasons, but it tore at every last one of my heart strings. I should have KNOWN having Death as a narrator was a harbinger of the weepies!
4. My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult: I read this the year I graduated college. I was living by myself, so I have no witnesses to attest to the ugly cry that came to be at the end of this book. Curses to the movie that changed the ending. Curses, I say!
5. Still Alice by Lisa Genova (my review): Getting inside the head of someone losing her memory to early onset Alzheimer’s was heartbreaking… It hit me especially hard because of some family experiences. Dementia sucks hard.
7. The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger: Being in love is tough enough, but when the love of your life can’t manage to stay in one spot in TIME? I cried with Claire, big time.
9. Fall On Your Knees by Ann Marie MacDonald: This book! The tears came out on several different occasions. I loooove it, even though it broke my heart into thousands of pieces.
Okay Bookworms, it’s your turn. What are your favorite tearjerkers?
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