Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Top Ten Tuesday

This week I am participating in Top Ten Tuesday hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week bloggers post a new top ten list.

This week's List:
Top 10 Books That Made You Cry
(in no particular order)

**Beware of possible spoilers!  - and yes, I'm an emotional sap when it comes to YA lit!

1. New Moon (Twilight saga) by Stephenie Meyer - The first time I read this book, not knowing what was going to happen next, I found myself in tears for Bella.  Yes, I will admit it! I cried when Edward left her alone in the forest!

2. Linger by Maggie Steifvater - Sam & Grace's relationship was always very emotional for me, but at the end of Linger -- when Grace turns in to a wolf & must leave Sam -- agghh!! heart breaking.

3. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins - If you did not cry at some point during this book, then you have no feelings what so ever. Simple as that. This book was truly amazing.

4. Leaving Paradise by Simone Elkeles - I really felt Caleb's pain & frustration in this book & I so wanted him to overcome everything & be with Maggie!

5. Dreamland by Sarah Dessen - Holy crap! this book really shook me up. Two words: domestic abuse.

6. Amy & Roger's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson - I cried for Amy, many times through out this book. Dealing with the lose of a parent can be quite heavy.  Especially when you feel like you're doing it alone.

7. Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson - Again, if you did not cry while reading this book, then you must have no feelings.  Teenage rape? and not being able to speak up about it? Heart wrenching!

8. Crescendo by Becca Fitzpatrick - The emotional roller coaster ride between Patch & Nora will make anyone cry! Tears of frustration? Tears of sadness? Definitely both.

9. Going Too Far by Jennifer Echols -  I cried for Meg. Many times.  The path of destruction she was creating was so obvious.  I may have cried even harder when John After tried to save her from it.

10. City of Glass (The Mortal Instruments series) by Cassandra Clare - FINALLY some tears of joy! I cried like a baby when Clary & Jace were finally able to be together & not feel like gross incestuous freaks! lol

What books made you bust out the tissue box & let out some emotion?



  1. No 1+2+3 =tears, tears and more tears yep!I LOVE them.Books need to have something moving to be great:)
    I didn't cry in the end of City of Glass, but I just loved this book and was more than happy, they finally could be together. I have some kind of feeling Cassandra Clare wants to make us cry again in CoFA:(:D

  2. Speak and Leaving Paradise were sad although I've never cried during a book:( I ALMOST did during The Forest of Hands and Teeth (a zombie book so I might be a little weird). I still need to finish the Hunger Games series. I have the third book on the way:) I LOVED Crescendo, and maybe I did get teary eyed during one part...hmm...Well great post Ginger!

  3. I cry all the time but the book I BAWLED at was the last Harry Potter book, seriously cried like a baby, even at stuff that was happy, not sad ;)

    Nate is reading Mockingjay and tells me I have to go back and finish Hunger Games because the books took an interesting twist... we will see ;)
    Looks like I have a bunch of books to request at the library!

  4. Hmmm...none of these books made me cry, but I tend to cry frequently at books. If I Stay had me sobbing. So did Marley and Me. And the 4th and 7th Harry Potters. Among many others.

  5. I cried at ALL of these. Stop reading my mind, Ginger!

  6. My eyes, my eyes! I think you need a spoiler alert for number 2!!! I finished Shiver but hadn't read Linger yet. :(

  7. Oops, as I go back now, I see you had a spoiler alert. Guess I didn't see it. :(

  8. Except for New Moon, I haven't read anything on your list. I've heard of a few of the books though. I'll have to look into some of them.

  9. Speak is terribly sad. Probably should have included it on my list.

    Here's my list:

  10. Hmmm...I'm not the biggest crier (I'm kind of a robot, shh, don't tell anyone), but I did cry when I read Shiver (the bathtub scene! the bathtub scene!), Mockingjay, and recently, I read Antony John's 5 Flavors of Dumb and I teared up at it!


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