Feb 4, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday (70)

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature meme created by The Broke and the Bookish.

This Tuesday's theme is...

Top Ten Books That Will Make You Cry

Ew, books that make me cry. I tend to avoid these, mainly the heartbreakers and heartwrenchers, especially after a book or two I read last year. Because some books that make me cry just hit me to hard, and I hate how it makes me feel. I can't always handle it, at least not quickly or well. And while I thought this topic would be a piece of cake, it's actually kind of hard for me to come up with ten books worthy of my precious, powerful tears. (Not like I can control them.) (Also, I'm not including books that made me cry just because a series I love ended and that sort of thing.) So. Here are nine books I can think of that make Rachel curl into a ball and hurt ow and create a waterfall of magical, painful tears will make you cry.

I think I cried?
I looked at this book on my shelf and thought, "Yes, this belongs on the list," but I read it long, long ago in sixth grade so I don't remember if I cried. But it's about Yellow Fever and lots of people die. So sadness.

Nobody but us and our tears.
I was not expecting to cry with this one, I think. But that ending? Yeah, THANKS FOR THAT.

I cried because of the ending. YOU CAN'T DO THAT! I was so mad about it that I cried.

It's just so beautiful.
Ah, happy-yet-sad tears.

Be still, my heart.
This book will take your heart out and stomp and shred it into a million painful pieces yet simultaneously keep it beat beat beating inside your body and giving you life, 100% guaranteed.

That's how you do it.
I cried because of death. But I also cried because it's over. And THAT'S how you end a series and do it beautifully and stay true to it.


This is probably my number two for most tears I've shed. SO EMOTIONAL. And when the movie comes, I will flood the theater with my tears.

The Book That Shall Not Be Named
Number one crier. Probably ever. I don't want to talk about it.

EDIT: It's like 3:00 a.m. and I just finished this book and I have to add it because

Do you ever go into a book thinking, "Oh hey, this looks good and it would never make me cry," and then you reach a point in the book and you suddenly think, "Oh gosh, is this book going to break my heart?" and then at another point you cry? *glares*

Here, have a tissue, or five million.



    .... Sorry for the Caps locks. It felt necessary.

    And then Allegiant? I don't like to talk about it. And the TFIOS?! I'll be flooding the theaters as well.

    Did you see the trailer?!

  2. OMG, your crying gifs are the best things I've ever seen. That being said, this is an awesome list!
    My TTT

  3. I haven't read The Fault In Our Stars yet.. I can only avoid it for so long though right? Same with Allegiant.. I glare at that one on my shelf and just say.. " nope. I like the story where it is." lol
    Great list! and your GIFs are just too entertaining!

    Chelle @ The Passionate Bookworms
    Our Top Ten Tuesday

  4. Good list, The Fault in Our Stars made me cry and made my list as well.

  5. Love the LC gif!! TFIOS made me cry the most ever in my whole life. And put me into a mini depression. I'm afraid to ever read the Divergent series ever since Allegiant came out!! Everyone is either pissed off or dying inside over it. I don't even know what to think about that, but I'm thinking maybe I should just stay away :(

    My TTT

  6. Yes!!!! Mocking Jay!! you are the first I've seen to post it.. I had that pick too. It broke me. :) TTT

  7. Oooh I've never heard of Tiger Lily or Second Star but I think I'll give them a go (well, when I'm in the right mood if they're such tearjerkers). Love your crying gifs - that LC one ha!

  8. Definitely shed LOTS of tears while reading The Fault in Our Stars. No book has ever made me cry that hard! I feel like I'll probably be skipping the movie theater and getting the Blu-Ray of this instead, just so I don't have to ugly cry in public :P

  9. I was going to comment on some other books but now I don't remember because SECOND STAR????????? AHHHHHH NOW I'M TERRIFIED AND ALSO KIND OF A LITTLE BIT EXCITED.

  10. Good use of the Vincent and David Tennant gifs. Verah nice.

  11. It's probably a bit wrong that I laughed so much at this post about crying but those gifs... too much!! *cry-laughs* I was going to put MOCKINGJAY on My TTT but totally forgot! I really want to read TIGER LILY now - bring on the tears!!!

  12. Haha great list and amazing gifs! Some of these are ones I have cried at myself - Mockingjay 100%! And some are ones I am now afraid to read because of what they might do to me - Tiger Lily. Great picks! My TTT :)

  13. Is it..wrong...to laugh at a list about crying? Because I totally just laughed. NOT OKAY?! Sorry not sorry cause that was funny! lol Great list, Rachel!

  14. Allegiant and TFiOS are just gut wrenching reads! They both tore me apart. I'm going to be a wreck when I see the movie!

    Teresa @ Readers Live A Thousand Lives


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