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!

The Son


How did I get it?:
I bought it!


We first meet Michel eleven days after the death of his son Lion. Lion was lost, suddenly, to a virulent strain of meningitis and it’s left his father and entire family reeling. We join Michel on his personal journey through grief, but the twist that makes the journey truly remarkable, and tips this true story into fiction, is the fact that we see it all through Lion’s eyes.


I pre-ordered all of the Waterstones 11 books for 2013 from debut authors, without reading what they were about. I wanted to go into reading them with open eyes.

The Son is an incredibly emotional read. It’s a short story, but not one that is enjoyable or comfortable to read. It’s about a subject that no parent wants to experience. The death of their child. It is such a well written book and I would say that it’s an important book for those dealing with a bereavement.

By telling it from Lion’s (Michel’s son) voice it doesn’t come across as too sentimental. The grief is clearly expressed, but Michel uses his son’s voice to express the regrets he had as Lion was dying. Michel documents the death and the preparations for the funeral. I found myself feeling very moved by the writing. It just felt so raw and honest. I really respect Michel Rostain for documenting the journey of grief in this way. I’m sure he’s helped many individuals suffering from the loss of a loved one.

Would I recommend it?:
Of course!- I thoroughly recommend this book. It’s not an easy to read or a light read full of fluff. It’s a true, raw, beautiful read.

Reading next:
Another Little Piece- Kate Karyus Quinn

Stacking The Shelves #21

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Click on the image to take you to Tynga’s blog to learn more!

I’ve got a bit of a mixed selection this week. I’ve tried to be good, you see. I have far too many books on my shelves. I’ve also been super busy, I’ve been at Hay Festival, you can check my blog post about it HERE and tonight I’m off to a concert. Busy, busy, busy. But I’ve got loads of reading done on my travels which is always a bonus!



I really enjoyed The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by this author so I was excited to be approved for her next book.


This book sounded really interesting! So I decided to give it a go!



A gift:


I want to read more of John Boyne’s work, so when my sister saw this in one of Hay’s many bookshops, she bought it for me!


Another book bought for me by my sister!

What have you added to your shelves this week? Feel free to leave your links in the comment below and I’ll check out what you’ve been adding to your TBR piles at some point this weekend!