name a book that broke your heart 💔
A little life – Hanya Yanagihara
Yes. A Little Life. I still hurt.
White Fang. The Reader.
The Secret Life of Bees. The Book Thief. The Kite Runner. The Help
The Book thief and a thousand splendid suns.
The Book Thief and The Same Kind of Different As Me
The kite runner
The Kite Runner.
@Melissa I must try to read that again
Marley and Me (the movie got me too).
Spoiler Alert: The Hero Dies…. By Michael Ausiello
The boy in the striped pyjamas
None Of The Above by I. W. Gregorio
The Green Mile. Stephen King.
A Child Called IT, Cupcake Brown, Of Human Bondage.
The diary of a young girl by Anne Frank, A little life by Hanya Yanagihara, and probably some more that I can’t remember right now
Dear John, Me before you, Wonder…
Have you read other books by JoJo moyes?
Actually no, just Me Before you and After You
Okay! I’ve never read one of her books and I’m looking at a few!
Me before you and After you are good, I haven’t read Still me ( the third book) yet so far so good <3
LOOKING FOR ALASKA
Flowers for Algernon.
The Time Travelers Wife
The fault in our stars
Beyond Reach by Karin Slaughter
As Meat Loves Salt
The Bone Setter’s Daughter By Amy Tan
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
Bridge to Terabithia The Book Thief Harry Potter series at least five times
And for really heartbreaking, soul searching pain, Man’s Search for Meaning. But it also shines brilliant with the brilliant redemptive power of the human heart
For whom the bell tolls
Oh, yeah. Extremely Loud, Incredibly Close
The book Thief Diary of A Young Girl Persuasion The Fault In Our Stars
Most of the books that broke my heart we’re already mentioned here except Stolen: A Letter to My Captor
ME BEFORE YOU ALL THE BRIGHT PLACES ELEANOR AND PARK A MAN CALLED OVE
Have you read other books by JoJo moyes??
Beneath a Scarlett Sky and Before We Were Yours.
Night by Elle Wiesel
Where the Red Fern Grows
A fine balance and the book Thief
@Raymond The Book Thief 😢😢
19 Minutes by Jodie Picoult
The Kite Runner
That was brutal.
@Amara I still get broken up about it.
@Karen and then probably go back and read it again? I wonder why I do that. Great book but…
A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Antony Marra. Also the best book I’ve ever read
The Five People You Meet In Heaven by Mitch Albon
I love his philosophy on heaven. It was a beautiful book
Everything by Khaled Hosseini!
Of Mice and Men – Steinbeck, and Sarah’s Key
OH GOD Of Mice and Men killed my 15 year old heart
Game of Thrones The Dark Tower
All books listed by me literally made me ugly cry and after I read had to take couple of days before I could start a new book. They just wouldn’t let my mind go.
My Sister’s Keeper
That one just made me angry… I liked the book a lot, but the ending really annoyed me.
@Anja yea i think I was mad at the time too. Took a turn.
Little peach by Peggy Kern
I forgot: Tuesday’s with Morrie
All the Ugly and Wonderful Things. Hard to read and beautiful, but my God it’s heart wrenching.
Henry’s Sister by Cathy Lamb
YES. I’ve read it 5-6 times and I cry EVERY TIME
On Killing by Col. David Grossman.
The Notebook (The parent of a dear friend was suffering from Alzheimer at the time, which augmented the story for me.)
A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini, and My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult
I’m reading it now. The saddest girl in the world. 🙁
The Kite Runner..
A Man Called Ove! The first book that ever made me cry 😢. Xxx
Thornbirds, Gone with the Wind, The Kite Runner and The Good Earth
Marley and Me
The Last Song, A Fault in our Stars, Me Before You.
A Fine Balance, Lilac Girls, The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, Gone Girl
Canadian born author Ann Marie MacDonald’s book, ” The Way the Crow Flies”. And there is a second book running along the same lines entitled ” Fall on Your Knees with Grace”.
Come Away With Me by Karma Brown
Me Before You Full Tilt All Your Perfects
Apparently I read a lot of sad books 😂
not yet! I have bought a bunch but haven’t gotten around to reading them yet.
Haha okay! The horse dancer and Paris for one are on my list to buy and I also need to get all your perfects! Did you buy that one or rent it?
@Victoria all of her jojo’s covers are so pretty!
Yes, I went to a signing and met Colleen Hoover when I got my copy of All Your Perfects ❤️ it was actually my 3rd time meeting her 🙂
Yeah I cried in Me before you
@Jenelle oh yes! I had to put the book down because I couldn’t read due to the amount of tears 😂
Wow that’s great! I saw the movie and totally cried so this is the one of the few books I probably won’t read.
@Andrea yes me 2…it is rare for me to ugly cry in books or movies but that one I did.
@Jenelle same here.
A Monster Calls
Sarah’s Key, I Miss Mummy
Of mice and men 😭
I listened to 11/22/63 by Stephen King on Audible, not too long ago. At one point in the novel some students put on a production of Of Mice and Men. The end of the play was included in the story itself, and boy did I cry. (It was kind of like book inception, lol, since I was crying about a book that I was reading about in another book)
Yep that’s how heartbreaking it is
The green mile….. and so many more. I don’t think I could list them all
The Death Cure, The Fall of Five, Crown of Midnight
Charlottes Web and after 45 years I still tear up ☹️☹️
Good Bye Dearest Holly
Here’s the link for it on amazon.
I plan to buy the book that’s the same name but 10 years on.
Small Great Things When Breath Becomes Air Sophie ‘s Choice
A walk to remember, Me Before you, Fault in our star andTuesdays with Morrie..
Have you read any other books by JoJo moyes??
@Victoria not yet.. But I’m planning to.. Actually I’m planning to read the sequel of “Me Before You”….
Have you read them?
@Razzel I haven’t yet! I’m planning to get the horse dancer and Paris for one but I haven’t heard many things about them!
Before we were yours
Before I die
I’m not sure about the title but I do remember the story perfectly well Just thinking about it makes me want to sob!
A Child Called It
You should read the others ,as well
@Veronica I have. So heartbreaking.
The Last Song, A Walk To Remember, Falling Into Place, Before I Fall,.
A Little Life
The Education of Little Tree
Safe Haven by Nicholas Sparks
The giving tree. Tears. Actual tears.
The Unbearable Lightness of @Being
Handle with Care
Carnage by Lesley Jones. Best Ugly Cry ever.
Unloved by Peter Roche
The Time Traveler’s Wife
The Night the Angels Came by Cathy Glass
Flowers for Algernon
Me Before You, Warriors Don’t Cry, A Thousand Splendid Suns, Sarah’s Key, The Book Thief, The Diary of Anne Frank.
Game of Thrones (and it was LONG before the show)
Me Before You
Karna’s wife! I cried and how
Ashes On the Waves
A Little Life. When I try and recommend it to friends I cry and then they don’t want to read it
Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend
A man called Ove. It broke my heart xx
i can never bring myself to read that again it broke me for a few days 😥
Me before you
The Book Thief
I must say I love this post. The best books break your heart a little or a lot
Handle with Care by Jodi Piccoult.
Where one goes
Forever by Pete hamill
The Girl and her Ren by Pepper Winters.
Johnny Got His Gun by Dalton Trumbo
All The Light You Cannot See
Me before you. Jojo Moyes
Still Alice, Love Saves the Day, Dewey
A Child Called “It” – David Pelzer (a memoir on child abuse)
This book is amazing and so sad
Tell the Wolves I’m Home. The Book Thief
a thousand splendid suns
I don’t really have one! 🤷🏻♀️🤣.
Half Bad series
The fault in our stars The perks of being a wallflower the hunger games : mocking Jay
A Wiseman’s Fear
Oh, so many. This year: The One and Only Ivan, The Little Prince, The Deal of a Lifetime, A Hero Ain’t Nothing But A Sandwich, The Lonely Hearts hotel
The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton.
My Sister’s Keeper By Jodi Picoult.
It Ends with Us by Colleen Hoover and The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
@Pamela I agree with The Fault in Our Stars
‘It ends with us’ Colleen Hoover, ‘Days of Blood and Starlight’ Laini Taylor, ‘Clockwork Princess’ Cassandra @Clare
A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara. Close second comes The Gift of Rain by Tan Twan Eng.
Allegiant😭. Cried whole night
Gone With the Wind 💖
@Amanda what is it about
It’s basically about a gang in Australia known as the 28’s and how this guy wants out when he gets out of prison. He falls in love with the girl across the street, who actually hates his guts at first but ends up falling for him eventually. It’s SUPER dark, and is in no way a love story, but so incredible. It’s got an amazing story behind it and it’s the only book that has made me actually ugly cry. TBH, it’s actually hard to explain what it’s about without giving anything away. That’s why my explanation is so vague. LOL.
Took me over a week to get over it and recover.
Night Road by Kristen Hannah
The Lovely Bones
What is Lovely Bones about… I’ve read it but I really can’t remember
@Anna After first novel. Actually first three.
@Marissa this was a really good series
All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
Taking Chances by Molly Mcadams
180 Seconds by Jessica Park
Locked in Victoria Arlen
1000 White Women
Fun House by Dean Koontz! I have had this book for 15+ years and have never been able to read the last chapter. And it’s not of lack of trying, I try all of the time. I come back and read the whole book over and I get to the last chapter. I freeze, I can not turn the page. I know what is going to happen, I have read everything by Dean Koontz. I just can’t bring myself to read it. The last 6 pages will probably never be read by me…
@Hillary I thought about reading some of koontz books. Which one should I start with?
@Becky I always recoment the Odd Brothers Series. They are the best to get used to his writing. I started reading Dean Koontz because of my Mom.
My very best friend by @Cathy
The Flight of Hope by HJ Bellus
The Perks of being a Wallflower and The Fault in our stars
small great things
On Either Side
The Things They Carried
The Great Alone- Kristin Hannah
Dewey the library cat
Suzanne’s Diary for Nicholas by James Patterson
A million percent
Charlotte’s Web & The Giving Tree
Like made me cry? “A Prayer for Owen Meany” by John Irving.
The only book that made me cry more was when I finished writing the last paragraph of my own.
Five Days Left by Julie Lawson Timmer
The Peculiar Miracles of Antoinette Martin 🤓🌻💛💗🐝
Book Thief by Markus Zusak
A Little LIfe
Nicholas Sparks’s The Best of Me
A Fine Balance broke it to pieces.
The Fireman by Joe Hill.
The hate u give
A Little Life.
Of Human Bondage
ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE, THE NIGHTINGALE, ALL THE VARIOUS WW 2 & HOLOCAUST BOOKS I HAVE BEEN DEVOURING
Marley and Me.
LOVED THIS BOOK & MOVIE
Flight 116 is Down, by Caroline B Cooney. It’s the first book I read that didn’t have a happy or at least neutral ending.
Norwegian wood by haruki murakami
Johnny Got His Gun
A time to love and a time to die
Bridge to Terabithia
Her Blue Body Everything We Know by Alice Walker
A thousand splendid suns😭😭😭
When I was a kid with Where The Red Fern Grows. I bawled my eyes out.
Allegiant by Veronica Roth 🐛
The Prince of Tides by Pat Conroy
Me before You
The Five Chimneys
Of mice and men
The art of racing in the rain
The Book Thief.💔
Although I can’t say any book has broke my heart 😂 I think the one that has affected me the most is On The Beach by Nevil Shute
Not called David.
The last pomegranate of the world
Colleen Hoover it ends with us
The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
Hey ! Someone should compile those into a single document we would put in “Ressources” under “Heart Breaking Books”
Leaving Time 😢
Suzanne’s Diary For Nicholas 😭
The Nightengale & Firefly Lane both by Kristen Hannah
My Sisters Keeper
The Dive from Clausen,s Pier by Ann Packer
A Fault in Our Stars
Bridges of Madison County
Firefly lane, secret to hummingbird cake
Beneath a Scarlett Sky
God of Small Things
If I Stay
The glass castle
Wow, I haven’t read one that broke my heart for a while.
We Need to Talk About Kevin
When breath becomes air…It left a great impression on me
A Child Called It.
Flowers for Algernon 😭😭
Too Late by Colleen Hoover
The 20 month legend
The Boy in the Stripped Pajamas Ellen Foster The Art of Racing in the Rain Where the Red Fern Grows
Diary of a zYoung Girl, Anne Frank Night
Lonely hearts hotel – heather O’Neil Montreal author 🙂
Heartless by Marissa Meyer.
Up a road slowly
Juste avant le bonheur
Tale Of An Introvert
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
“me before you” “Before I die” “P.S. I love you” “The timetravellers Wife”
Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt
Living Like Livvy
What is the What by Dave Eggers. It made my heart heavy in a way that I still feel.
Empire of storms
Me before you- jojo moyes
The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley
EMPIRE OF STORMS BOOK, FROM THE THRONE OF GLASS SERIES BY SARAH J. MAAS 😫😣💔💔💔 IT WILL BREAK YOU THOUSANDS OF TIMES AND YOU WON’T FEEL NUMB. 😫
.me before you
Where to start? The last book to break my heart was Lord Of Shadows. I was like “WTF IS WRONG WITH MAGNUS?!?!” And then my heart broke
Night, Holocaust survivors are strong😔 but what they went through breaks my heart 💔 by far the hardest thing I’ve ever read.
I try to read some every few books. Because the stories need to be heard.
@Gwenn I agree!
The stories do need to be told so that it never happens again. Many teenagers don’t know what happened.
@Jenelle oh, they don’t have a clue. Their voices deserve to be heard!
yes they do. It’s not taught in many schools. I taught my children at home.
@Jenelle that’s so sad. It’s an important part of our history they should know
Strange the Dreamer. For so many reasons.
Sarahs’s Key, will never recommend it to anyone, it still haunts me.
First that comes to mind is The Notebook. I remember sobbing during most of it. Sophie’s Choice is another.
yeah the notebook did hurt my heart so did a walk to remember 😥
I just finished Yellow Crocus.
Little Women, the last time I cried over a book, which was a month ago. I was reading it for research.
Water ship down.
Nights in Rodanthe
Looking for Alaska
The Confessions of Max Tivoli
We were liars
A Long Long Way by Sebastian Barry
Love all of his and John Boyne’ s books ! 💝📚☘️🕊
The kite runner by Khaled Hosseini
The Cigarette Sellers of six corners square
A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry
A Mother’s Wreckoning by Susan Klebold
Oh, yes. Huge tear jerker.
YES! This was one of my favorite books last year!
So incredibly eye-opening. I feel like the whole world needs to read it. Eric was exactly one week younger than me. I remember the day the attack happened vividly. And I also remember naively judging the parents. I was just a kid myself. I needed to have a reason that someone my age could do something so horrendous, as it was unthinkable to me. So, blaming the parents made the most sense. After becoming a parent, I think my reaction would be much different now, even without having read this book. But this book definitely made me see things I would’ve never seen on my own. I still ache for all the families. So sad.
Thank you for reminding me that I wanted to read this.
@Deanna yes eye opening is the perfect word. I took a lot of her advice to heart. And I really hope every mother reads her book. I have 2 baby girls and this book had a lasting impression on me as a Mom.
@Gwenn highly recommend her book
thank you, I’m going to find it
@Christina, agreed. Depressing, but in a good way, if that’s possible. Because it’s all stuff we need to be aware of, even if we’d rather live in ignorance.
@Deanna well said
Ever After by Karen Kingsbury
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