This week, we're discussing the ten books that make us cry!
As usual, Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the ladies at the Broke and the Bookish! - J
10. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling (Scholastic)
When I read the book for the first time, I stayed up until 3:00 AM and completely bawled my eyes out in the end.
9. Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein (Disney Hyperion)
Elizabeth Wein's writing is extraordinary, for starters. But it's the love between the two main characters; the belief that their friendship can survive anything, which had me sobbing like you would not believe at the end.
8. Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver (HarperCollins)
I loved watching Sam's transformation from mean girl to sympathetic heroine, and how she eventually came to treasure everything and everyone in her life.
The ending is definitely sob worthy.
7. Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein (Disney Hyperion)
Rose Justice absolutely won me over with her strength, perception and kindness, but I couldn't help feeling weepy whenever she reflected on everything she missed out while she was in Ravensbruck, and how life would never be the same.
I also felt weepy when I realized how Maddie had found happiness in the aftermath of Code Name Verity.
6. Maybe One Day by Melissa Kantor (HarperTeen)
And yes, it will make you cry.
5. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green (Dutton)
Also, trailer here!
4. The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan (Penguin)
I hate the fact that a lot of people take this book as gospel on how Asian women act, but I also think that a lot of what Amy Tan writes is very true to life.
I get especially teary-eyed in the final chapters, when one daughter finds the legacy that her mother left her, but could never tell her...
3. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling (Scholastic)
Yeah, you know what I'm talking about.
2. The Amber Spyglass by Philip Pullman (Dark Materials #3 - Knopf)
Also, it didn't help that Russell T. Davies used this book as inspiration for a certain ending in the Doctor Who episode Doomsday…
1. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott (Signet)
Other than that, this was a book with a lot of happy teary-eyed moments as well, especially with Meg's wedding!