top ten tuesday: books that will make you cry

Top Ten Tuesday

It’s that time of the week again! Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by the lovelies at The Broke and the Bookish, and this week the theme is: Top Ten Books That Will Make You Cry. So get out your box of tissues and let’s begin! In no particular order, my picks are:

  1. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green.
  2. Looking for Alaska by John Green.
  3. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling.
  4. Light by Michael Grant.
  5. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald.
  6. Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes.
  7. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky.
  8. Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer.

I don’t really read a lot of sad books, mainly because I don’t enjoy feeling all sad and depressed when I finish them. Basically, those are all of the books that made me feel sad or emotional when I read them. I won’t tell you why I found them sad, because that would definitely spoil most of the books on this list.


Do you enjoy reading sad books, or do you usually try to avoid them, like me? What are some of your favorite sad books? Let me know in the comments section below!




10 thoughts on “top ten tuesday: books that will make you cry

  1. Oooh! We have most books in common! Although the Great Gatsby didn’t make me cry, it did depress me for a while. I do actually like books that evoke emotions. I’m surprised to see Wild on the list though! I’ve heard about it but was never told it’d make someone cry. That makes it climb way up to the top of my TBR. πŸ˜€


    1. With Into the Wild, it was really the entire situation of Chris McCandless and the story as a whole that made me so emotional. I think it was the fact that he was trying so hard to find happiness, and that tragic quest is what ultimately led to the unfortunate end of his story. I’ve never seen the movie, but the book is so thought-provoking and intriguing… I highly recommend it! πŸ™‚


    1. The Perks movie is so amazing! It’s one of the only movies I’ve ever seen that actually comes close to being as good as the book it was based off of. It’s definitely worth watching, and the book is fantastic as well. Thanks for commenting! πŸ™‚


  2. The genres I read are normally not sad, but there will be moments where I shed a tear. Honestly, I like those moments… because it takes the reading experience to an emotional level.


  3. I usually avoid weepy reads for the same reason like yours. I just don’t enjoy feeling all sad. My favorite sad read is Mockingjay. It has got to be the only book that has had me put tears in my eyes, so far. Haven’t read The Fault in Our Stars yet, but I’m sure it will put me in sobbing mode the entire read.


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