Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly blog meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.
I read a lot of contemporary books, and a bunch of them are hugely cry-worthy. Here’s my list of the top ten:
1. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
The only thing I can say about this is duh. Makes me cry every time I read it.
2) Before I Die by Jenny Downham
I read this in the car, on the way home from Canberra. I had to try to stifle my sobs and it wasn’t pretty.
3) Looking for Alaska by John Green
Of course another John Green book made its way on here. But the ending of this is sad, okay?
4. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J K Rowling
I would have put 5, 6 and 7 here, but I’ll just stick with the beginning of the end: I’ve lost track of how many times I’ve read Harry Potter, and each time number 5 is the saddest.
5. My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult
I love Jodi Picoult books. Though I normally focus on YA here, all of her books are SO well-written. This is her most well-known, and will make you cry.
6. Marley and Me by John Grogan
You’d think the ending of a pet book would be predictable. Still made me into a bawling mess.
7. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
I think you have to be in the right mood for this one. First time I didn’t cry, but the second time I couldn’t stop. And that poem. Goodness.
8. The Amber Spyglass by Phillip Pullman
This is one of my favourites series’ of all time. It also has one of the saddest endings of all time. Read it!! But be prepared for tears.
9. Wonder by R. J. Palacio
A lot of stuff in this book, though MG, is pretty serious and sad. But it’s also really beautiful. You will probably cry for both reasons.
Those are the 10 (well, okay, 9) books that make me cry without fail. What about you?