Top Ten Tuesday: Books That Made Me Cry

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature of all lists book related, hosted at The Broke and the Bookish. You can click on the link to head to their website for upcoming topics.

This week’s topic is Top Ten Books That Made Me Cry


I’ve actually written this post before.  And like I said that time too, I don’t really cry all that often to books. Anyway. I revisited my Goodreads library, reviewed my books, and updated my list. So some of these are the same as before, and some are new!


Me Before You

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes*

My Sister's Keeper

My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult


The Fault In Our Stars by John Green

Boy in Striped PJs

The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne

P.S. I Love You

P.S. I Love You by Cecelia Ahern

Marley and Me

Marley and Me by John Grogan

Eleanor and Park

Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell

The Night Circus

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern*

Past the Shallows

Past The Shallows by Favel Parrett*

The Girl In Times Square

The Girl in Times Square

*Links to my reviews



9 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Books That Made Me Cry

    • Yeah I get that. I do enjoy a sad book, and I like a good cry, but it’s not for everyone – and they’re definitely not for all the time. I totally need some happy in between the sad!

  1. I too cried in Marley and Me! But none of the others. I know lots of people cried in TFiOS and Eleanor & Park, and while I loved the books they didn’t make me cry.

    • Oh, Marley and Me. I really liked the book, and the tears flowed. I actually enjoyed the movie too, though not as much as the book. And I didn’t cry in the movie, interestingly. There were sniffles and a tear with all those books, but it was Marley and Me and The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas that had me wiped out.

  2. I also welled up a little for “Me before you” by Jojo Moyes- and that’s saying a lot because I’m not one to sniffle over tear-jerkey stuff in novels. BUT- I’ll admit I bawled for Emma Donohue’s “Room”. I read it about four years ago and I still tear up just thinking about it. Well done Emma, well done.

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