Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Booklist: Books That Made Me Sob Like A Baby

In the interest of full disclosure, I'll tell you this: it does not take much to make me cry. I cried while watching a cartoon the other night. I have cried over commercials (not just the ASPCA ones). I have cried over multiple Taylor Swift songs. And, of the last 20 books I read, I've probably shed tears over more than half of them. So this is not a list of all the books that have made me cry, we do not have the time or the space for that. Plus, it's a common enough occurrence that I don't even remember all of them. What I am going to share with you is the eight biggest offenders. These are the books that I vividly recall turning into a blubbering mess over. One of these books made me cry so hard that  the man sitting across from me on a train became visibly uncomfortable. Another one made me audibly sob at my desk at work (thankfully no one was around at the time to see or hear me). And a third made me cry so hard that I woke my parents up in the middle of the night. So I won't tell you to enjoy these reads, but rather to let them torture you in the best way possible.

Sisterhood Everlasting by Ann Brashares
Postcards from No Man's Land by Aidan Chambers
If You Could Be Mine by Sara Farizan
Summer of My German Soldier by Bette Greene
The Probability of Miracles by Wendy Wunder
The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Is there a particular book that made you cry more than any other? Let me know in the comments; I'm looking for some new books to read. Also, let me know what theme you'd like to see for next week's Booklist.


  1. The Fault in Our Stars, Me Before You, A Walk to Remember (obviously, but the book is better than the movie in my opinion).

    1. A Walk to Remember is my favorite Nicholas Sparks movie. And Me Before You sounds really great, I just added it to my (extremely long) to-be-read list.

  2. Oooo, 'Say Goodnight Gracie' is one of my favourites!