Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Top Ten Books That Made Me Sob Like A Baby

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke & The Bookish

Top Ten Books That Made Me Sob Like A Baby
I don't cry a lot when I read. But all of these books are very memorable, because they all  brought out the ugly tears. For some of these, if I think too hard about the stories, I might just start crying all over again. 

Also, I'm headed to BEA tomorrow and hope to see some of you there! 



The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini


Sold by Patricia McCormick


Me Before You by JoJo Moyes


Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier

The Fault in our Stars by John Green


Marley & Me by John Grogan 

Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers


Alice Bliss by Laura Harrington

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo

What books have you read that have made you cry?

Do you tear up in most books you read, or very few?

20 comments:

  1. The Time Traveller's Wife definitely left me with a big lump in my throat and misty-eyed.

    I hope to check out The Fault in Our Stars and Me Before You at some point, I've heard all kinds of wonderful and positive praise about both books =)

    My TTT

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  2. Marley! Augh! Definitely! I'm such a sucker for dogs dying- the first book I can remember being upset by is Where the Red Fern Grows.

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  3. I sobbed in The Fault in Our Stars too - and I'm not usually a crier. I can't think of any other books that made me tear up...
    Great list!

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  4. It is my main bookish goal to never cry when I read. I go out of my way to avoid sad books, which is why The Fault in Our Stars has me shaking in my boots. Everyone loves it, but I just can't do it! And Marley and Me? I refuse even harder to read a book with an animal in it that will make me cry. It's a sickness. I'm the anti-crier.

    - Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl (And The Broke and the Bookish). Visit my Top Ten Tuesday!

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  5. Good list, The Fault in Our Stars also made me sob which is one of the reasons I love it so much.

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  6. The Traveller's Wife, YES! I sobbed like a baby. I have only seen Marley and Me as a movie, but I sobbed so hard in a theatre that I laughed out loud. My friends still don't get it how I could have LOL-ed when everyone in the audience was crying their eyes out. I think it was just a coping mechanism lol. TFiOS is up soon on my tbr list and I'm excited, but a little terrified. Love your list, Lauren!

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  7. The Time Traveler's Wife made me ugly sob, it was insane. I cried a lot in TFiOS, too! I'm a heavy crier, I cry in If I Stay, Where She Went, Saving Francesca, Jellicoe Road, Tell the Wolves I'm Home, the HP books, The Book of Broken hearts just made me cry. Sometimes I like crying in books, but I kind of have to be in the mood or else I'll wuss out and put the book on pause.

    Great topic!
    Katy @ a blighted one, my Top Ten Tuesday

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  8. Love your top ten list, I really like books that make your cry. It's definitely a testament to the author when they can invoke such a powerful emotion :) I haven't seen Marley and Me-I read the summary and that was enough to get me crying!

    Alise @ Readers In Wonderland
    My Top Ten Tuesday


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  9. I've only read DotF and TFiOS from this list and they made me sob too. Jellicoe Road also made me cry like a baby. I really need to read Kite Runner and Sold, though, so I'm anticipating the tears from those books. Great Top Ten, Lauren!(:

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  10. I felt the same with 'The Fault in our Stars'...it's all John Green books! They make me cry with sadness or happiness (:

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  11. Edward Tulane? Really?? :) I loved that, but don't remember crying. Alice Bliss on the other hand, ugh. I was a MESS!

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  12. I refuse to watch or read Marley & Me. I can't do it. lol It hits a little close to home so I just KNOW I will be a horrible mess. TFiOS is definitely one that left me an absolute mess. And I really want to read Me Before You. I may regret saying that as I bawl into a pile of tissues, but still. :)

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  13. Marley & Me!!!
    Watched it- sobbed my eyes out- Decided it would be a good movie for kids to watch-think they are still scarred by it.
    Great list!
    Kerri @ Turn the Page Reviews
    http://turnthepagereviews.com

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  14. I cried so hard in TFioS that I couldn't finish. It was just too much for me. I still need to read The Time Traveler's Wife. I have a copy somewhere, but haven't gotten around to it. I will!

    Have a FABULOUS time at BEA! Can't wait to hear all about it!

    Ems
    My Top Ten

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  15. I haven't read any of the books you mentioned, but most of the time I'm too scared to pick up a tear-jerker book. That's the reason I haven't read TFIOS. Some of the books that did make my cry were the second chance romances, especially AL Jackson reads. She knows how to write gut-wrenching emotional reads and I love them. I've seen The Time Traveler's movie version and it made me so sad watching the guy appear and disappear randomly. I didn't cry though.

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  16. I almost never cry during books (or movies) but I bawled my eyes out both times I read Old Yeller (when I was like 11) and more recently I cried in Everneath (when I was like 14). And, like I said, I don't usually cry during movies, but I cried pretty much the entire time I watched War Horse. And this past weekend I watched My Sister's Keeper and I was bawling then too. Yeah.

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  17. I haven't read any of these, interestingly enough--I hear Time Traveler's Wife is a doozy, though. I tend to cry more with books that aren't overtly trying to make me cry with their subject matter, if that makes sense? A few titles that made me cry in the last year or so: Tell the Wolves I'm Home, Clockwork Princess, The Lost Girl, And All the Stars, Hallowed, the Newsflesh trilogy.

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  18. I cry so easily while I'm reading, which is actually why I'm very careful of the books I read. Because not only will I cry like crazy, but I get so attached to the characters and I can't let things go right away. I have read TFIOS and and Marley and Me. I loved those! I need to read Daughter of the Forest, but now I'm wondering why you were crying. I need to be prepared.

    Have a fun time at BEA. Wish I were going.

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  19. I think out of all these I have only read Kite Runner and Fault in Our Stars.
    I'm the only person who did not like Time Traveler's Wife….

    See you soon !!!!

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  20. I love emotional books so I always get excited when I see these kind of lists! The Fault in Our Stars...definitely. I REFUSE to read Marley and Me because wow...no. Although I won't turn down a movie day with someone with the movie, but I won't ever watch it by myself. I haven't read any of the others, but I have read some of Francine Rivers, just not that one. Time to go cry...

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