Top Ten Books That Will Make You Cry

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish.  Every week I will share a list based on the topic provided by The Broke and the Bookish.

Enjoy and please feel free to join me, I’d love to hear your own lists on whatever topics are featured.

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February 4Top Ten Books That Will Make You Cry – I was so excited for this I made a shelf on Goodreads, well in advance, dedicated to books that make me cry. So without further ado…Top Ten Books That Will Make Me Cry!

1. The Lovely Bones,by Alice Sebold Life is just so unfair. Having died and watching your family struggle, with no closure for your family and yourself surrounding your death is heartbreaking.

2. The Time Traveler’s Wife,  by Audrey Niffenegger Time Travelling sounds so cool! It is cool until it gets you into trouble. Not only, was this the most confusing book for me to read, what with the age differences from one “time space” to another, the ending just about broke me.

3. Laurie Halse Anderson, Wintergirls This was the book that taught me that anorexia is a real and serious issue. It was so well written, I felt as if I knew the struggles of battling hunger. This was one of those eye-opening novels that made me re-evaluate what I wanted. That’s a big deal for 15.

4. Go Ask Alice by Anonymous It wasn’t just the content of this book that got to me, it was the way it was written. Diary format, personal, effective.

5. Elsewhere by Gabriella Zevin The idea of dying and morphing backwards until you were a baby and reborn into the world again is interesting. Far-fetched (that is not how babies are made) but cool nonetheless. What made me cry was Liz (MC) dying so young and watching her struggle with all that she missed out on while forcefully aging backwards.

6. Crank by Ellen Hopkins Written like poetry, it was fast-paced and everything that came at you had a distinct impact. The words physically hurt. I was mad, sad, and yes, I cried.

7. Devon Ashley Nearly Broken  This book was all kinds of messed up. No one person should have to go through everything Megan went through. No person. I cried for her. I cried for me. I cred for every woman/girl found in that situation.

8. If I Stay Gayle Forman  Mia’s parents were so nice! Mia’s life was idealistic and wonderful. She has a wonderful boyfriend, a warm and happy home and all of that is ripped from her. The ultimate decision is at stake and its that decision that I find the hardest to endure.

9. Colleen Hoover Hopeless It’s always the ones with suppressed memories, usually they’re hiding something deeply troubling, It worst in this case because you don’t know that that’s what’s happening. (Am I vague enough?) It’s hard not giving anything away. 

10. The Fault In Our Stars, John Green I This one was weirdly uplifting. I felt sadness, fear, frustration, amusement, and happiness and then I cried. I just broke down and cried. Literally. Not my finest moment but it couldn’t be helped.

Life Sucks. People live and People Die. This is our reality.

 

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First Page Friday #3

First Page FridayFirst Page Fridayis a brand new weekly meme hosted by Dani on Pen to Paper Blog.

Every Friday I will post the first page of a book that I am excited to read/have read. After reading the first page, I’ll let you know what I think and in turn I’d like to hear your thoughts on the novel as well! 

BullyTitle: Bully

Author: Penelope Douglas

Series: Fall Away #1

Published: June 17th 2013 by Penelope Douglas

 

 

Synopsis: My name is Tate. He doesn’t call me that, though. He would never refer to me so informally, if he referred to me at all.

We’re neighbors, and once, we were best friends. But then, one summer, he turned on me and has made it his mission to screw up my life at every opportunity. I’ve been humiliated, shut out, and gossiped about all through high school. His pranks and rumors got more sadistic as time wore on, and I made myself sick trying to hide from him. I worried about what was around every corner and behind every door. 

So I left.

I spent a year studying abroad and bathed in the freedom of life without Jared. Now I’m back to finish up high school and get the hell out of here forever. I’m hoping that after a year of breathing room, he’s moved on and forgotten all about me. 

But even if he hasn’t changed, I have. I’m not interested in avoiding him or turning the other cheek anymore. We’re going to go head to head, because neither of us wants to back down.

FIRST PAGE 

Chapter 1

One Year Ago

“No! Turn here,” K.C. shrieked in my right ear.

The tires of my dad’s Bronco screeched with the sudden, short turn onto a car-packed street.

“You know, maybe you should’ve just driven like I suggested,” I blurted out, even though I never liked anyone else to drive when I was in the car.

As if reading my mind, K.C. responded, “And have you bury your face in your hands every time I don’t launch myself through every yellow light? Not.”

I smiled to myself. My best friend knew me too well. I liked to drive fast. I liked to move fast. I walked as quickly as my legs could take me, and I drove as speedily as was reasonable. I rushed to every stop sign and red light. Hurry up and wait, that was me.

But hearing the pounding rhythm of the music in the distance, I had no desire to rush any further. The lane was lined with car after car, displaying the magnitude of the party we were crashing. My hands clenched the steering wheel as I squeezed into a spot a block away from the party.

“K.C.? I don’t think this is a good idea,” I declared…again.

Sorry for the late post guys! My friend came to visit me and I’ve been super busy.

What do you guys think? Would you Read? Have Great Weekend!!!