Top Ten Tuesday: Books That Will Make You Cry

Posted February 4, 2014 by chooseyabooks in toptentuesday / 6 Comments



Top Ten Tuesday is a meme created the Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme is the top ten books that will make you cry. Strangely, I find I rarely cry in books, there are only a couple that ever have made me cry, however films are a different matter entirely! My list isn’t in order.

The Perks of Being A Wallflower- Stephen Chobsky

This book is one of my favourite books, however it can be a difficult read and is so very sad and poignant in places.

If You Find Me – Emily Murdoch

This is one of those rare books that did have me pretty much in tears by the end. Such a wonderful but sad book.

Charm and Strange – Stephanie Kuehn

I know what you’re thinking; oh no, Lucy’s going on about this book again! Well, yeah, but any book that leaves me as haunted as Charm and Strange did belongs on this list. It simply broke my heart in certain scenes.

Butter by Erin Lange

I only read Butter at the end of January, but I found it a very affecting read. Butter is such a troubled and scared character and I felt so badly for him. It was a very difficult read in places, but I read it in one sitting because I just had to know if Butter would be okay.

 Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson

I loved Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour so when I saw this book I had to read it. I thought it would be sad, it’s about a family spending one last summer in their old lake house after their father is diagnosed with a terminal illness, however this actually had me in tears by the end.

 If I Stay by Gayle Forman

Oh man, this book! It’s just such an emotional read.

The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton

It has sorrow in the title which should give you a clue about the potential for heartbreak in this book. It’s a beautiful novel but there are moments that truly break your heart a little in it.

Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver

It’s an emotive concept, dying and then waking up the next day and reliving the same day over and over again for one last week. It’s wonderfully written and  Samantha grows and changes so much in the book that you really root for her.

Wonder by R J Palacio

Like Butter, this is another book I saw a lot of hype about but didn’t get around to until last month. It’s a great book and I loved August.

Before I Die/ Now Is Good by Jenny Downham

Tessa’s dying and is trying to complete her list of things she has to do before she dies; things like take drugs and have sex. She isn’t a perfect character, she isn’t always likeable but she felt so real which in a way makes this book even more difficult to read. It’s wonderfully written and heartbreaking in places.

What are the books that make you cry, or you think would make people cry? Do we have any of the same books on our lists?

Do you want to see more posts like this? Subscribe to ChooseYA via email!

6 responses to “Top Ten Tuesday: Books That Will Make You Cry

    • chooseyabooks

      I know! I loved that Tessa was so human and unlikeable at points though, and like you by the end I was so upset. Have you seen the film adaption? It captures the book really well, I think.
      Thanks for commenting!

  1. I know it’s a weird thing to say, but I’m always looking for emotional books to read, that will possibly make me cry, so I’ve noted some of these down! Butter sounds so good and I’ve been wanting to read it for ages. I must do soon!

    • chooseyabooks

      Butter is really good, but I found it very difficult to read in parts (I think it’s one to avoid eating with and possibly triggering to anyone with eating issues) I did read it in less than an hour and a half though because I needed to know how it would end so just wouldn’t put it down! If you do read it, definitely let me know what you think 😀
      Thanks for commenting!

Leave a Reply

CommentLuv badge

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.