I have decided to participate in Top Ten Tuesday. TTT is hosted by the Broke and the Bookish, and it’s got a different subject every week. This week’s subject is ‘Books that made you cry’. Just so you know, I won’t post this every week, just the times that I can fill in all ten spots (otherwise it wouldn’t be a top TEN of course!). This list is in no particular order by the way.
1. Allegiant by Veronica Roth – I guess for those who’ve read the book, it’s obvious at which point I started crying (well, multiple actually), and they are all near the end of the book.
2. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins – When I first read the book, I didn’t cry, but after reading it for the second time, when I finally realised what had happened, I cried. A lot.
3. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling – Well, yeah, basically I cried because it was the last book, and because so many of my favourite characters died. I cried throughout the entire epilogue because I was so happy that they had a happy ending!
4. Before I Die by Jenny Downham – This book is about a girl with leukemia, so it is quite obvious why I cried. I watched the movie last year, and I cried at all the same parts so I can say that it was a really good movie.
5. Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson – I watched the movie two years ago, because I wanted to see more movies with Hunger Games actors in them (Josh Hutcherson was playing in this one), and I cried my eyes out near the end. Then, I bought the book because I thought it might be less sad, but I was wrong. I cried even more!
6. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling – The first time a character that was actually one of my favourites died. Sirius Black. I think I got so mad I didn’t even want to continue reading, but of course I did.
7. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green – I think I didn’t cry as much as everyone did with this book, but I might have shed some tears near the end. I thought this was a beautiful book, and yeah I cried.
8. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak – The ending had already been told in the book, but I did actually cry when I finally got to that part. Last month I watched the movie, and oh my gods I cried so hard during that part.
9. Shroud of Sorrow by Tommy Donbavand – Not only did I cry from laughter (because of a clown called Wobblebottom, and Clara calling the houses hobbitholes), I did shed some sad tears near the end, when the Doctor was forced to relive his sad moments, mostly departures of companions. One of them was still so fresh in my memory (Amy & Rory’s) that I cried again while reading that part.
10. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien – Though at first the Battle of the Five Armies did not make me cry (it made me sad during that particular scene after the battle), after watching the first two movies, I did cry while reading about it. Because I have fallen in love with all the dwarves, and I realized that I do not want any of them to die.
And there we are, the ten books that made me cry, a lot.