Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish where we feature top ten books or book related stuff according to each week’s topic.
This week’s list consists of books that made me weep, bawl my eyes out, become a snotty mess or all three. I’ve actually dedicated a shelf on Goodreads to such books and narrowing that list down to 10 was pretty fun. With the exception of the first 2 on the list, the rest are in no particular order.
Top Ten Books That Made Me Cry:
1. Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare
This book has once again topped another one of my TTT. I cried for almost an hour after completing it & now still can’t read that epilogue without wanting to dig my heart out and throw it away.
2. Champion by Marie Lu
The ending was insanely bittersweet and utterly perfect. Same applies to this as CP2; I can’t read or think about the end without going more than a little insane.
3. Deity & Elixir by Jennifer L. Armentrout
I decided to put these 2 together because Elixir is just a novella and to get the full sobby experience, you need to read Elixir straight after Deity. I actually skipped school in order to finish Elixir last year. Yeah, it was pretty crazy but shh…
4. Shades of Earth by Beth Revis
Surprise, surprise! It was the ending that made me bawl (again). Beth Revis just completely messes with your feels in the last few chapters. I died. But I survived.
5. Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys
A teenage girl who lived through Stalin’s Reign of Terror and experienced Hell on Earth. Don’t think further explanation’s needed.
6. All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill
Plenty of things can go wrong with time-traveling resulting in severe heartbreak. Me at that scene: WHAT IS AIR.
7. Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo
Leigh Bardugo is a Heartrender who tortures us readers to the brink of death but never releases us into the oblivion of the afterlife, hence prolonging our pain. ALINA. MAL. MY PRECIOUS NIKOLAI. I’m going to huddle in a corner now.
8. Sever by Lauren DeStefano
Rhine’s been through so darn much and lost an insane amount of people at such a young age. What’s not to cry about? Not to mention a particular extremely sudden death… Someone get me tissue, please.
9. Boundless by Cynthia Hand
Beautiful, beautiful ending. But of course Cynthia Hand had to attempt to rip our hearts out before giving us that glorious conclusion.
10. The Iron Knight by Julie Kagawa
This was the only book which I read before starting this blog that I decided to include because I don’t really trust my past judgement. But this was definitely heartbreaking. Sure, it did (sort of) end happily but did Julie Kagawa really have to put poor Ash through that final torment? Oh right, the torture was meant for readers.
This list has dug up all the intense feels I received from the above mentioned books. I think I’m going to go somewhere private and make dying dinosaur noises now. Bye.