Books that give you a good cry?
My sisters keeper, citadel by Kate Mosse!
The book thief
My best friends girl and things I want my daughters to know. Both so sad but so good to read xx
P.s I love you
Me before you by jo jo moyes and the sequel after you’ xx
Was just going to say the same x
Aw I love these! I finished them both so fast though wish I’d savoured them ahah! X
There’s a new one coming out next year! Which I can’t wait to read. I also just read ‘Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine’ which made me shed a tear or two x
I heard rumours about them bringing after you out as a film but nothing as of yet!☹️ thanks I’ll give it ago! X
A thousand splendid suns 😭😭
Anything by Dani Atkins. Highly recommend
I second this
The Good Mother by Sinead Moriarty! Don’t think I’ve ever cried more at a book in my life!
The Nightingale 😢
I have only cried in 3 books, im heartless haha – Lone Wolf & A Change of Heart both by Jodi Picoult and Me Before You.
I’m the same, I don’t cry at many books, but I deliberately avoid obviously sad books!
The fault in our stars , everything everything and 13 reasons why
A song for Issy Bradley. By Carys Bray. Couldn’t put it down 😢
The Power of One, Tandia and Whitethorn all by Bryce Courtenay.
I love Bryce Courtenay books.
Me too. These three get me every time and I have read and re-read them 😓
After You’d Gone, Maggie O’Farrell
Oh Lordy, yes!!
The knife of never letting go. There’s a chapter that utterly slays me every time.
Is it manchee
Yup. I even skip it and jump to the next chapter and it still hurts my heart so much.
A Thousand Splendid Suns x
Yes, this too. And The Kite Runner. The books that tend to get to me are ones like this involving children and young people born into conflict or political crisis. The Bryce Courtenay books I referred to above have that sort of theme. It’s injustice and the cruelty of human beings that get me.
@Sarah I know what you mean….but for some reason this got to me more than the Kite Runner…I was literally sobbing my heart out x
I agree! My husband came home one evening when I was at a particularly traumatic part and I couldn’t speak for sobbing! He thought something terrible had happened 😂
@Sarah my husband is used to that on a daily basis without a book to blame 😉 x
Hahaha! I am banned from watching animal programmes after one called The Leopards of Dead Tree Island broke me 😂
The three books I have cried at: Sir Terry Pratchett’s The Shepherd’s Crown (for obvious reasons for anyone who has read it). Phillip Pullman’s The Northern Lights trilogy. Neil Gaiman’s The Ocean at the End of the Lane.
Oh yes. I forgot about The Shepherd’s Crown. Broke me. Mind you I cried at the end of I Shall Wear Midnight as well because it was so good and we didn’t know how many more books he would produce afterwards…
Yes His Dark Materials. I knew I had the trilogy name wrong! Not read the new one yet, I will wait until it is in the library.
I plan on re reading the Tiffany books.
The Shepherd’s Crown ruined me for a week.
Oh I know. I should have expected it but I didn’t.
Fractured The story of us By Dani Atkins
Have you read This love by her? If not get it, it’s fab and a definite tear jerker 😭
@Bêc I haven’t will add to Christmas list! Thank you x
I always remember p.s. I love you as the book I cried most at. The film is rubbish in comparison xx
Water For Elephants by Sara Gruen because of the animal cruelty. Marley and Me.
Me Before You My Sister’s Keeper (the book, the film is awful) The Lovely Bones The Fault in our Stars
Me before you! X
The Book Thief made me sob! And The Fault in our Stars caused a few tears as well.
Amanda Prowse Will You Remember Me
Not sure if I could cope with The Fault in Our Stars. My eldest daughter is called Hazel.
All My Puny Sorrows!
This is on my “to read” list!
P.S I love you and The fault in our stars are both ones that have made me sob. And the time travellers wife.
Paula by Isabelle Allende
One day. But only if you don’t know the plot… Ie haven’t seen the film.
I sobbed out loud on the bus at that one.
At that certain point? I was fuming with the author too, lol
The Last Days of Rabbit Hayes, it had be bawling my eyes out
Me before you!! I remember reading it on the train to London crying and had to keep stopping to recover so people wouldn’t stare at me and then pick up again when I thought I’d be ok but the tears started again! X lol
The Fault In Our Stars and Me Before You x
I realise this is not a book, but if you’re looking for a good cry then watch the film The Orphanage. OMG I cried for about an hour after watching it 😭
Isn’t that a horror?
More of a ghost story although there are some gory bits in it. But the storyline is so sad 😔
Oh god I sobbed after watching that
The time travellers wife 😍
A Prayer for Owen Meany.
Oh yeah! Read that this year. Very bitter sweet.
Agree – I was going to say this if no one else had!
I’d forgotten this! But yes, definitely!
Fabulous book. So clever.
The Book Thief
Gone With the Wind
The first last kiss (Ali Harris) I sobbed my heart out
‘Goodnight beautiful’ by Dorothy Koomson and ‘the light between oceans’ by ML Stedman. I cried loads at both!! Xx
I’ve just read Goodnight Mr Tom (separate thread about it) I really cried on several occasions.
Oh I loved this as a child. Read it so many times!
The Help, oh how I blubbed. Then I watched the movie and was inconsolable. Abililene is probably in my top three of favourite literary characters.
Me before you and a song for Issy Bradley.
The secret life of rabbit Haynes balled my eyes out!
The light between oceans x
Most of Torey Hayden’s books make me cry like a baby! Lovely bones gets me and ps I love you.
I cry at pretty much anything that tugs at the heart strings, but big ones (and favourites) have included The Fault in Our Stars, The Time Traveler’s Wife, The Book Thief, A Prayer for Owen Meany, The Kite Runner (I could go on for days!)
A little life 😰
A Walk to Remember Me Before You
Katie piper’ s autobiography
The Smoke Jumper by Nicholas Evans
Just read that James Frey’s A Million Little Pieces is being made into a film, too. Not ready for the amount of ugly crying I’ll do at the cinema 😭
This is on my “to read” list x
Life after Life by Kate Atkinson 😩😢
The Storyteller by Jodi Piccoult
Me before you. Balled my eyes out.
I have just downloaded Me Before You. I hold you lot responsible for any tears in public 😂
I read this on holiday, all I can say is thank god for sunglasses 😂
I am currently 1/3 of the way through. Sobbing commenced but luckily whilst I was reading in bed last night! I haven’t dared to start reading in public 😂
Lol, not one for the train journey to work 😭😂🙈
@Karen very true
Restoration by Rose Tremain. Never ever cried more whilst reading.
The Book Thief is one of my alltime favourites!
House Of The Spirits. Cried like a baby.
101 recipes for raw onions
A tree grows in Brooklyn. The bronze horsemen trilogy
Freya North the turning point
I haven’t read Freya North for years. I should try this one.
The Nightingale and Flowers for Argenon 😭
I won’t be reading any of these then! 😁
John green – fault in our stars, Jojo moyles- me Before you / after you , and one day by David Nichols
Also loved ‘the help- by Katherine stockert ( I think )
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