Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Top Ten Tuesday: Books that made you cry


That's right, it's time for my favorite meme, Top Ten Tuesday, brought to you by the Broke and the Bookish.
This week we are examining the top ten books that made us cry. So lets give those tear ducts a jerk and dig right in.

1. Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom. This was inevitable-the book is setting you up for a bawl fest from page one.

2. Marley and Me by John Grogan. Pet book. Nuff said.

3. Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro. I can't tell you why without giving the plot away.

4. Where the Heart is by Billie Letts. Sister Husband was one of the best characters in the whole book, is all I'm saying.

5. South of the Border, West of the Sun by Haruki Murakami. This book is just so tragically beautiful, I couldn't help shedding a tear or six.

6. The Amber Spyglass by Philip Pullman. A great end to a great series, but bittersweet as well.


7. Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare. "For never was there a tale of more woe, than this of Juliet, and her Romeo"


8. The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver. The end was nearly unbearably sad.

9. Lioness Rampant by Tamora Pierce. I return to the favorite series of my childhood. This is the last book in the series and Pierce is pretty ruthless with my heartstrings here. So many of my favorite minor characters didn't make it to the end of this book. I mourned them all.


10. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Anne Shaffer and Annie Barrows. Both sad and happy tears were shed during my time with this excellent little novel.

well there they are, my tissue clutching list. How does yours compare?

10 comments:

Brenna said...

I've been wanting to read The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society for quite awhile. Based on your description I think I'll really enjoy it.

Red said...

Nice list! I really want to check out Never Let Me Go but I'll make sure I'm mostly reading it at home instead of during my commute.

Frl. Irene Palfy said...

OOOH! Tamora Pierce!!! Gee, did I love her books!! :")

Daisy said...

I always like to think that Lyra will find a way to make things work out, because the ending to the Amber Spyglass is just too sad!

Loni said...

Great list. I didn't even think of Murakami or even Romeo and Juliet. How could I have forgotten the two most famous star-crossed lovers?

toni said...

oooh, interesting list. I really want to read Never Let Me Go, and of course Romeo and Juliet is a total tear jerker! XD

bibliophiliac said...

Oh, I had forgotten Never Let Me Go! That is a wonderful book--very poignant, very sad, but very good.

Kayla + Cyna said...

Oh man, Amber Spyglass. Very sad. Lee and Hester, man. That was horrible.

readerbuzz said...

Yes, a nice list!

Here's my WW:
http://readerbuzz.blogspot.com/2010/11/wordless-wednesday.html

readerbuzz said...

Oh dear. I seem to have posted a link to my Wordless Wednesday, and it IS a photo which could make you cry...but not my list of sad books.

Here's my TT:
http://readerbuzz.blogspot.com/2010/11/top-ten-books-that-made-you-cry.html