Top Ten Tuesday is a book blog meme hosted by the lovely people at The Broke and the Bookish. This week, it’s asking for the top ten books that made you cry.
This is a difficult one, I think. Here are mine!
1) The Fault in Our Stars – John Green
Pretty sure this one is going to be on a lot of people’s lists. Reading this book is like getting repeatedly punched in the heart and enjoying it. I don’t even know how I’m going to be able to watch the film when it comes out – the trailer made me tear up!
2) My Sister’s Keeper – Jodi Picoult
That ending. Seriously, I must have been twelve or thirteen when I first read this, or maybe slightly older. I just remember finishing it, putting the book to one side, and then trailing downstairs to sob on my mum. I probably could mention other Jodi Picoult novels, but this is the one that will always hit me hardest.
3) The Reluctant Dom – Tymber Dalton
The first of a few erotic novels on this list, this one was one of the ones that hit the hardest. Knowing from the beginning that one of the main characters is going to die does not ease the heartache when he actually does.
4) Aftermath – Angel Martinez
Another erotic novel. This one deals with the aftermath of rape, and it does so very well. A difficult subject for me to read, the way Angel Martinez handles it makes this one worth the read even if you’re not into M/M fiction.
5) Dark Citadel – Cherise Sinclair
Yet another erotic novel. To be honest, most of Cherise Sinclair’s books make me cry a little when I read them, but I’m pretty sure this one was the worst. I got so involved with the characters, and Kari and Dan have remained my favourite couple ever since.
6) The Night the Angels Came – Cathy Glass
This one’s a true story. Cathy Glass writes a lot of heart-wrenching novels based on her experience of being a foster carer, but this one tugged at my heart strings the most.
7) The Tiger’s Wife – Téa Obreht
It is very rarely that a book effects me as much as The Tiger’s Wife did. It was the little throwaway sentences that hit me hardest. Gah. :(
8) The Lies of Locke Lamora – Scott Lynch
I’m not ashamed to admit it with this one. If you’ve read it, you probably know what part made me tear up. Curse you, Scott Lynch. ;A;
9) A Game of Thrones – George RR Martin
Martin made me so upset over the death of a minor character early on that I had to put the book down and only picked it up again months later. I was not prepared.
10) Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – JK Rowling
I think I was pretty much a wreck from the moment I opened this book to the moment I shut it. Yeah.
So, that’s it for my list. What books have made you cry?