This is a meme from The Broke and the Bookish. For info about the topics and how to participate, click here.I had to tweak the title of this TTT just a little bit because I have a cold black heart. I hardly ever cry at books, and when I do, it’s for reasons that wouldn’t work on many other people. I usually just cry when I really relate to a character and what they’re going through. So it’s usually contemporaries. But also, this means that when a book achieves this nigh impossible feat of putting tears in my eyes, they also get a spot on my favorites list. It should be unsurprising that these are all Debby Books. But anywho, here’s my list.
4 Books That Have Had Me Sobbing
1. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
This book, guys. Ugh. It was so touching. I cry every time I reread it and every time I watch the movie. It’s just so emotional. The first time I read it I was a hot damn mess. I started crying at the point where Charlie visits his teacher’s house, and I didn’t stop until I finished the book. And damn, it’s hard to read with tears in your eyes.
2. Adorkable by Sarra Manning
Well clearly by now you should know how dear to my heart this book is to me. Jeane’s struggles with her family and being alone were extremely relatable. When it came around to Christmas.. I could not contain myself. I started sobbing, regardless of the fact that I was in the car with a colleague. Um. Oops.
3. A Midsummer’s Nightmare by Kody Keplinger
Again, super relatable story here for me. Whitley’s parents are divorced, like mine, and she struggles with that, as any child of divorce would. The tears here came in regards to a confrontation with her father and, overall, their relationship. It was more crying in an uplifting way though. Like it was validation. I dunno if that makes sense. But whatever.
4. All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill
This book took me on a rollercoaster of emotions, and the end definitely got me to shed a few tears. I can’t say why, because it’s very spoilery. But if you’ve read this, you know. *sobs*
6 Books That Put Tears in My Eyes
1. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
Obvious tears in eyes for obvious reasons.
2. Meant to Be by Lauren Morrill
Apparently I do happy tears more than sad tears? But yeah, the ending of this book was so perfect and awesome that I did have tears in my eyes. I’m not even sorry.
3. Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas
This book. Ugh. It’s such a freaking rollercoaster and I felt all the emotions. The plot was just SO GOOD. And there were some seriously heartbreaking things going on at some parts.
4. Just One Day by Gayle Forman
Aww man, I related to Allyson’s struggles adjusting to college life so much. Her story was just heartbreaking and realistic… and yeah. I couldn’t help but have a couple tears in my eyes. It also helped that the writing was absolutely beautiful.
5. The DUFF by Kody Keplinger
Seriously, Kody Keplinger knows just how to write father-daughter relationships, because again, that got to me in this book. It was just… ugh. So beautiful. So endearing. Tears.
6. This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales
As a fellow misfit in high school, this story just touched my heart. Again beautiful writing helped. Just. So many emotions. All of them.