Top Ten Tuesday: Top 10 Books That Will Make You Cry

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is: Top Ten Books That Will Make You Cry.

1. The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton – I literally cried for hours after finishing The Outsiders. I’m talking full-on sobbing for such a long time that my eyes were almost swollen shut. Not a pretty sight…

The Outsiders

2. The Opportunist by Tarryn Fisher – After a friend read Fisher’s book at my recommendation, she spent the remainder of the day in bed in a state of depression. I can’t say this is an uncommon reaction to the novel.


3. Alan and Naomi by Myron Levoy – I was in sixth grade when I read Alan and Naomi, and it was the very first time I cried over a novel. It was also the first book that made me realize how powerful a great book can be.

alan and naomi

4. Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma – This tragic love story breaks my heart no matter how many times I read it.


5. The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller – If you’re familiar with Greek mythology and the story of the Trojan War, the dramatic irony in Miller’s novel will crush you.

song of achilles

6. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green – I try not to read many books about cancer because I know how badly they can wreck me, but I couldn’t say no to The Fault in Our Stars.

The Fault in Our Stars

7. Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling – I can’t tell you how much I wept over the last few Harry Potter books. They sent me into a book depression so deep I was in mourning for weeks.

Harry Potter

8. Every Day by David Levithan – Levithan blew me away with this bittersweet love story, which brought tears to my eyes for all the right reasons.

Every Day

9. Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver – I almost didn’t finish Before I Fall, but I’m so, so glad I kept reading to the end. I was so moved by the book’s conclusion that it became one of my top recommended titles.

Before I Fall

10. The Storyteller by Antonia Michaelis – Even though Michaelis ripped my heart out of my chest and stomped on it, The Storyteller is still one of my favorite books of all time.

The Storyteller

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