Monday, April 23, 2018

5 Books Guaranteed to Make You Shed a Tear


It's no secret around here that I love books that make me cry.  Happy tears, sad tears - it doesn't matter.  Keep the tissues handy when reading these next five books!



Henry's Sisters by Cathy Lamb: This is one of my favorite books, no matter how much it makes me ugly cry.  Three sisters return home to take care of their mother and mentally disabled brother.

The Things We Keep by Sally Hepworth: Books in which a character is suffering from Alzheimer's will always have me sobbing, and this one is no exception.  Anna has early-onset Alzheimer's, and her story is alternately heartbreaking and hopeful.

One Plus One by Jojo Moyes:  It took me awhile to get into this road-trip book, but as it progressed, I found myself falling in love with the characters.

Three Amazing Things About You by Jill Mansell: Jill Mansell writes such heartfelt books.  In this story, three women are brought together through the gift of organ donation.

Bury Your Dead by Louise Penny: Flashbacks to a hostage situation and thwarted terrorist attack involving Inspector Gamache's team will definitely have you reaching for the tissues in the 6th book of the series.

What are some books that have made you cry?
 

20 comments:

  1. A book has never made me cry. I’m a cold-hearted witch. These books do sound sad, though. :)

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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    1. Haha, you are not! Some of them aren't really sad, though!

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  2. I'm not much of crier with books, but I agree that Bury Your Dead is very poignant. But then, I'm Louise Penny's biggest fan. Truly.

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    1. I LOVE her books, and this one hit me the hardest.

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  3. I haven't heard of any of these books but they do sound like tear jerkers! I've read books that have made me cry before but I don't tend to seek them out ;)

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    1. Yeah, I don't know why, but I do! I keep rereading Henry's Sisters even though it makes me sob!

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  4. I've only read the Jill Mansell book so far, which I really enjoyed, but I am looking forward to all of these others!

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  5. I love books that make me cry too. Most of these are new to me so I'll have to keep them in mind. I know I want to read the one by Sally Hepworth.

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    1. Yeah, that one was tough - Alzheimer's has touched my family, so it's personal.

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  6. The book that made me cry like no other was A Little Life. I sobbed and sobbed and sobbed and that happened in more than one part. I had to take breaks from reading it just to pull myself together. The Nightingale was another one that had me crying pretty hard in a couple different parts. I do love it when you connect so deeply with the characters that their lives matter enough to cause such an emotional response.

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    1. Oh, yes, The Nightingale was such a moving story.

      I'm a big crier in general, commercials make me cry, but it always amazes me how books can me cry, how just the words themselves can make me feel so much. It doesn't even matter that the characters aren't real.

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  7. I haven't read any of these books, but a book (and movie) that made me cry was The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. And I'm talking bawling! That story was soooo sad.

    --Sam @ Sharing Inspired Kreations

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  8. I am so excited to see One Plus One on your list, because I think it's my favorite Moyes books. There was something really special about the family dynamic and I enjoyed every second of this book.

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    1. I just read it earlier this year, and although it took me a little bit to get into it, I ended up really liking it!

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  9. oh these look really emotional based on the description you gave them, I have not read these yet but now I am curious

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  10. I've been meaning to read more Jojo Moyes books, so I may have to give One Plus One a go. I read Me Before You, and that definitely made me ugly cry! :)

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