Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday: Books that will make you cry
brought to you by the broke and the bookish
Jeni's Picks:

1. Me Before You by Jo Jo Moyes:  I loved this story. I thought about it for days after I finished it. I can't wait to see the movie. 

2. The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks: I'm not a huge Nicholas Sparks fan but I did love this book. My favorite parts were about the relationship between Ronnie and her dad. I was so disappointed when I watched the movie and they cut out so much about that relationship and made it more about the love story. 

3. The Rent Collector by Cameron Right: Such an amazing story. It made me want to be a better person and to try and stop taking things for granted. 

4. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green :  I always tell people that John Green is kind of the Nicholas Sparks for Young Adult. His characters always seem to die. So I prepare by reading with a box of tissues near by.

5. Firefly Lane by Kristen Hannah: This book touched me in so many different ways. There is just so much going on between all the characters. They speech the husband gives his wife towards the end of the book mad it hard for me to finish the book. I had to read through the tears. I've read other Kristen Hannah books but this one is my favorite.

Emily's Picks

top five that I can recall.... (emotional response).......

1. The Hiding Place by Corrie ten Boom. I read this as a book assignment in high school. I remember thinking how remarkable this woman and her family were.  This was probably the first book that touched me on a deeper level than  any book had before that point. And taught me the power of words.

2. The Light Between Oceans by ML Stedman. This book was so different from the books I normally read, and I felt so much for the two main characters.  It was so interesting to see how they came apart, and to see how different their love was for each other.  How strange it was for each of them, it was a very good read.

3. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott. The scene where Beth dies?  Gets me every time.  And the movie doesn't help matters at all. Tears.

4. The Hunger Games Suzanne Collins The scene where Rue dies, and Katniss sings to her, this is why I love the first book so much.  And the following two, just fall flat for me. (last time I will put this on a list..maybe?)

5. Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows by JK Rowlings (anyone else shocked she announced that Harry and Hermione should have been together? Disagree!) Anyway, I hated that she killed Fred. They were two of my favorite characters in the series. But kuddos to Ms. Rowlings for being willing to kill people in her books (Ms Meyers could have taken some writing lessons from her..umm..) anyway. 


  1. nice list, many tissues required. I cry when I read the Hunger Games too, such a difficult story. kelley—the road goes ever ever on

  2. So many tearful books especially The Fault in Our Stars. That book wrecked me.

    Here's our TTT
    Doris @ OABR

  3. Great picks. Deathly Hallows made my list too, that book practically makes me cry from beginning to end. My TTT :)

  4. Corrie Ten Boom's The Hiding Place. YES. That is one huge cry-worthy book. Anne@My Head is Full of Books