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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.