Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday - Books That Made Me Cry

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Here at We Live and Breathe Books, two of us choose five books each week. This weeks topic is a freebie so we chose...

Books that made me cry!

Kiersten's Picks

I'd just like to preface this by saying I'm about 95% sure that Noor is going to say something about how all the books make her cry as a preface.

Where the Red Fern Grows
Wilson Rawls
Goodreads | Amazon | Book Depository

This book is the OG of books that made me cry. I read this book in third grade and my poor, little 8-year-old heart could not handle it. This book made me cry so hard I couldn't even breathe. Luckily I read the end of this book at home rather than at school (where I was supposed to be reading it) because I definitely would have been sent to guidance or something. It was rough.

Clockwork Princess
Cassandra Clare
The Infernal Devices, #3

It's no secret that Clockwork Princess is one of my favorite books ever. I grew so attached to all the characters in The Infernal Devices series and SO MANY OF THEM DIED AND IT HURTS, OK?! I'm not even kidding, throughout this series I cried when minor characters died after being around for only one book, when semi-evil characters died, when I thought people died but then they were alive - I basically never stopped crying, let's be honest.

Marie Lu
Legend, #3
Goodreads | Amazon | Book Depository

Champion - the most recent book to make me cry. If you've read Champion, then you know exactly how heart wrenching, and at the same time incredibly satisfying, the ending is. I HAD ALL THE FEELS. I don't think I stopped crying from the last chapter all the way through the epilogue and then some.

The Sweetest Dark
Shana Abé
The Sweetest Dark, #1
Goodreads | Amazon | Book Depository

The ending of this book was rough for me. The plot did not exactly go my way in terms of keeping around characters that I loved (cue the crying). But it's ok, I'm mostly over it now. Mostly.

The Fault in Our Stars
John Green

Do I even need to write anything about this one? I think a list about books that make someone cry implies The Fault in Our Stars. It was inevitable.

Noor's Picks

Unfortunately, Noor was unable to complete her picks for this weeks topic due to school things. I (Kiersten) still really wanted this post to happen, so this week is a Top Five Tuesday. However, I would like to point out that when I told Noor what the topic was, she said it would be so hard because all the books make her cry, making the preface kind of still accurate.

What books made you cry?
Let us know in the comments!


  1. Only one book in this list I've read (TFiOS) and I didn't just cry - I bawled! I don't know whether I want to stay away from the other books you mentioned or curl up in bed with one and bring on the waterworks!

    Sarah @ One Curvy Blogger

    1. They're definitely worth it! Part of the reason I cried so much was because I loved the stories so much!

  2. TFiOS gutted me, which led to my much delayed viewing of the film, which also, gutted me. But I happy cry with books too. Just talking about Landline gets me choked up, and what Jay McLean did to me at the end of Where the Road Takes Me. Those were some ugly tears