Top Ten Books That Will Make You Cry


Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the lovely The Broke and The Bookish. Each week they come up with a list for us to complete. This week the topic is Top Ten Books That Will Make You Cry.

I haven’t full on bawled to a book very often, but many books have made me feel incredibly emotional, so I’ve listed them below in no particular order.

As ever, click on the book image to get to the Goodread’s page for the book!


And For Your Information- Denise Deegan– This little trilogy isn’t well know enough for my liking. This book is the second in the series and in my opinion, the best. I really loved reading it and felt such a wide range of emotions all the way through it. READ IT!


HurtTabitha Suzuma– This book was a slow burner for me, but I ended up feeling really moved by it.


Me Before You- Jojo Moyes– I didn’t expect to feel so much for this book, but I really did! It’s possibly one of my favourite books of all time. I know they’re making it into a movie and I’m terrified. I really don’t want the movie to wreck this beautiful book. Argh, I love it.


UndoneCat Clarke– This book left me speechless at the end. I was completely overwhelmed by it.


The SonMichel Rostain- The author of this book lost his son to meningitis. With this book, he explains his grief for his son, using his son’s voice. So emotional. It really moved me and one I have to shout READ IT at you for. I apologise for shouting! 😉


Cross My Heart And Hope To LiveCarmen Reid- This is another really emotional book. It was probably one of my favourites from last year. It takes place in Brussels in 1940, as the Nazi’s invade Belgium.


The Book ThiefMarkus Zusak– I expect I’ll see this book around a lot this week. It really is a superb book. Again, I have worries about the movie adaptation but I hope it’s done well.


Sarah’s KeyTatiana DeRosnay– I read this book pre-blog! It really moved me.


A Child Called ItDave Pelzer– This book shocked me, moved me and disgusted me at points. A true story of a survivor.


P.S I Love YouCecelia Ahern– I love Cecelia Ahern. Her writing is just brilliant! I thought this was an incredibly emotional read. This is a book that has been adapted to a movie and I have to say… the book is better! If you haven’t read the book, I’d seriously recommend reading it! Don’t be put off by the cover if you’re not a chick lit fan.. my sister enjoyed it and she HATES chick lit!

What books have made you cry? Please feel free to leave your link to your Top Ten posts and I’ll come by and visit!

82 thoughts on “Top Ten Books That Will Make You Cry

  1. Sarah’s Key almost made my list (but as noted under Flowers for Algernon, I had to TRY and limit myself to 10 books. And not 30 hahaha). It’s so crazy intense! And unsurprisingly, The Book Thief strikes again haha

  2. I bought a copy of Me Before You the other day. It’s weird – it’s not a new book but I heard of it for the first time on Wednesday and by Saturday I’d heard three people talk about it independently from each other. When a book is stalking you that much you just have to read it! I’m looking forward to reading it and will make sure I have a box of tissues on hand just in case!

  3. We have Me Before You and The Book Thief in common. I have a copy of Hurt but haven’t had a chance to read it. Thanks for the heads up on the tears. Cross My Heart sounds really good. Great list!

  4. They’re making a movie of Me Before You? Eeek! I think that’s one movie I won’t be watching, I remember reading this at the beginning of last year, not long after my mum died, and literally being a great big sobbing, snotty mess on the train whilst the other passengers looked at me like I was crazy! Book Thief is on mine and I remember shedding a tear or twenty over Undone & PS I love You. Great list!

    • Thanks Fi! They are. I’m so torn about seeing it or not. I loved the book so, so much. I really don’t want it to be ruined. I can totally understand you feeling that way, especially after losing your mum. 😦

  5. I feel so dumb for leaving out The Book Thief. I read it for the first time about a month ago and bawled like baby, but totally forgot about it for today’s list. 😀 Thanks for stopping by my blog. Happy Tuesday!

  6. Sarah’s Key is so painful to read, and the movie made me cry too. I still need to read Me Before You! I was surprised that I liked P.S. I Love You (not usually a chick lit fan) — and I will admit that I initially read it just because I’d heard that James Marsters (spike!) would be in the movie. 🙂 Great list!

  7. I didn’t know they were turning Me Before You Into a movie, though I think it will make a great one! The Book Thief almost made my list, but not quite. I haven’t seen the movie version of that yet, but I’m looking forward to checking it out on DVD. I haven’t read P.S. I Love You but I did see the movie, and it definitely choked me up!

  8. I haven’t read any of these except The Book Thief, but I agree that it is heartbreaking. I’ve seen it on lots of lists, and it would have made mine had I not tried to stay away from the obvious.

    Thanks for stopping by my TTT!

  9. Unique list – I don’t think I’ve seen any of these on anyone else’s lists this week. And this is only the second list I’ve seen w/o Harry Potter 🙂 Awesome list!

  10. Thanks for stopping by my TTT! Great list, very unique 🙂 I haven’t read many of the books on your list but I adored The Book Thief and it toally made me bawl. I read A Child Called It a long time a good 10 years ago if not more, when I was in high school, and I remember what a challenging and moving read it was, as were its sequels. A very much want to read Me Before You, preferably before it comes out as a movie 🙂

  11. So many people seem to have cried at Me Before You and it just makes me both wary and eager to pick it up. I read A Child Called It years ago, and I found it so brutal I wasn’t able to re-read it ever again, and I couldn’t bring myself to read the rest of the books in the series either. Thanks for stopping by my Top Ten!

    • You’re welcome, thanks for the return visit. Me Before You is such a good book, it’s worth picking up! I hope it lives up to the hype. Yes, A Child Called It is so brutal 😦 It really upset me!

  12. I hardly cry when I read. I don’t know, maybe I haven’t read the right book. I have a tendency to avoid sad books as well, which might just be the reason why I don’t cry. Anyway, I haven’t read any of the books in your list, most of them are unheard of, but The Book Thief is in my TBR, I guess I’ll see what it will do to me.

    My take on this week TTT

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