It’s Tuesday, which means it is time for another Top Ten Tuesday list, hosted by the folks over at The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is books that will make you cry. True confession time: I apparently have a heart of stone because I really struggled with this one and in the end accepted that I am not a crier and stopped trying to come up with ten titles. Another possible theory is that I *am* a big crier and therefore intentionally stay away from books that will make me cry. I like that theory. Let’s go with that.
1. The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson. This book full of raw grief, heartache, hope, humor, romance, and healing. Me=big, blubbering mess.
2. Where She Went by Gayle Forman. I don’t remember being so moved by If I Stay, but Adam’s story brought on the waterworks for me.
3. Winger Andrew Smith. I felt all the feelings! AND now I
have get to feel them all over again since it has been revealed that there will be a sequel!!!
4. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. I sat in my car in my own driveway bawling…
5. I am The Messenger by Markus Zusak. If I remember correctly, these were tears of joy. That happens sometimes.
6. The Eightly-Dollar Champion by Elizabeth Letts. This one caught me off-guard. It shouldn’t have surprised me when Snowman met his end (after living a long, long time) but the story of his passing was so touching. Yeah, I cried.
7. Champion by Marie Lu. Happy tears.
8. Code Name Verity and Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein. The only books I run away from faster than cancer books is Holocaust books. I broke my own rule and I paid. Go figure, 3 of my teen tear-inducers are Holocaust books.
9. Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta. This book was surprisingly beautiful.
10. Pretty much anything A.S. King writes. Sometimes tears of joy, sometimes tears of heartbreak, always tears of triumph. She writes such poignant stories.
Ok, in retrospect, I guess I am actually a big cry baby. Fine. Pass the tissues, please.