What book made you cry the most?
A Monster Calls…❤️
The beginning of Wild
@Anna who is the author? I can’t seem to find it on goodreads
A Mother’s Reckoning Living in the Aftermath of Tragedy by Sue Klebold, the mother of Dylan Klebold from the Columbine shooting. It was very tragic to read but insightful as well. If you are ever looking for a great memoir that’s an amazing read.
I agree, I was in bits, did you listen to the audio? She narrates it herself. As a mother, it really hit me hard x
@Melanie no I didn’t! Wow that must have been even more heart wrenching, I couldn’t imagine the crocodile tears I’d be crying
All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven ❤️
Cried like a baby. Couldn’t function.
@Dorie ugh, same! ?
the darkest road…third book in the fionovar tapestry by Guy Gavriel Kay.
Sophia’s Choice and One Thousand Splendid Suns
Sara’s key by Tatiana De Rosnay
The Book Thief
The Best of Me by Nicholas Sparks. It reminded me soooo much of my first love and when the ending happened, I balled…. Probably didnt help that the following day was the anniversary of my mom’s passing.
A little life
@Karen, agree, no other book will make a person cry more than this book.
@Betty it destroyed me
The Book Thief & A Man Called Ove are the only recent ones.
Me Before You
@Donlee yep, I bawled my eyes out!
@Donlee oops, forgot about this one. It might be the winner. I thought it was The Book Thief, but I’m pretty sure I cried more with this one.
The Time Traveler’s Wife
@Savannah yep! I bawled my eyes out!
Walk To Remember. I was living in an apartment at the time and cried to hard and loud that I was sure someone was going to knock on my door to make sure all was ok!
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly. All the more because it’s a true story.
there are so many. Two notable ones though are Angela’s Ashes, and the Fault in our Stars
The Secret Life of Bees ?
A Little Life
Henry’s Sisters…Cathy Lamb
April Fool’s Day
A child called IT
The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
Calling Me Home Julia Kibler. This is the only book I can recall being in tears at the end.
Watership Down, The Book Thief, and A Dog’s Purpose.
@DJ I didn’t know Watership was a book. I watched the TV series and it made me cry!
@Gracie i havent gotten up the nerve to watch it yet. The book was so traumatizing to me as a teenager.
But still hands down one of the few books that I can remember 25 years later.
The Little Match girl when I read it to my first graders!
Summer of my German solider
@Nicole who’star author please?
@Janice Bette Greene
Before we were yours by Lisa wingate
The Nightingale by Kristen Hannah
As Bright As Heaven by Susan Messner
The Art of Racing in the Rain.
I miss mummy
HC Andersen: the story of a mother. Primo Levi: if this is a man. C baker klein; orphan train
The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah
Night Falls Fast
Heartless by marissa Meyer
Flowers for Algernon
Boy in the striped pajamas
@Christine I was looking for ghat book today. The bookstore I was in didn’t have it. Guess I’ll be ordering online!
@Michelle it’s my favorite!
They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera and The Hero of Ages by Brandon Sanderson.
@Anna I recently bought they both die at the end. Haven’t read it yet
The Fault In Our Stars…it was so bad I woke my husband up due to my crying.
My sisters keeper. Suzannes diary for nicholas
Always You by @Belle
The Traveling Cat Chronicles…I’m not a crier..but I definitely teared up at the end.
@Kristi this is the most recent book to have made me cry!
The Guardian by Nicholas Sparks. Suzanne’s Diary for Nicholas by James Patterson. The Bridges of Madison County.
Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers Marley and Me
The only book that has made me cry ugly, ugly tears has been The Fault In Our Stars by John Green
The Road, by Cormac McCarthy.
Don’t Tell me you’re afraid by Giuseppe Catozzela
The Life She Was Given by Ellen Marie Wiseman and Handle With Care by Jodi Picoult
All your perfects and one day in December
@Zarah from the book blurb I think you should read this “one day in December” ?
Marley and Me…it took me months to read. A Child Called It made me physically sick.
Of Mice and Men
All The Light You Cannot See
@Vivian 2nd that.
The Notebook ???
@Annabelle such a great book!
I think it is her best one!
@Annabelle such a poignant father/daughter relationship in a way I initially didn’t expect. That really got me.
I was an emotional wreck afterwards…
@Annabelle same! I liked it so much more than the great alone, that whole book I was like WTAF are you people doing
@Rebecca Yes, it was a great experience. And that ending…!
Probably If I Stay.
The Book Thief and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Oh, and Mockingjay
Bridges of Madison County! Ugly crying! ???
#1 Where the Red Fern Grows
#2 The Notebook
@Marina Where the Red Fern Grows was the first book to ever make me cry- I remember this all these years later…. I was in 5th grade when I read it!
All the Bright Places
More Happy than Not by Adam Silvera, Dry by Augusten Burroughs and (oh god) A Little Life.
The book thief. I spent at least an hour and a half crying my eyes out when I finished it.
@Camila definitely! This is my answer also. My daughter also sobbed at the end of this! Though, it is also a fantastic book!
The Nightingale wrecked me.
Bright Side ???
When Breath Becomes Air ?
My sisters keeper by Jodi picoult
Most recently, Home Front by Kristin Hannah
Where the Red Fern Grows. The Littlest Angel, which is so sad I can barely look at it without sobbing.
@Ruth Where the Red Fern Grows was the first book to ever make me cry- I remember this all these years later…. I was in 5th grade when I read it!
Shifting, each little bird that sings, and the fault in our stars (the fault in our stars is the only book I really despise, I cried and threw it across the room. I would have torn it up if it wasn’t a library book.)
Where the Red Fern grows—I was in the 4th grade, and we’d just had to put our two dogs down that summer. ?
Life of Pi—the end made me ugly cry, but silently because my husband was asleep next to me, so probably even uglier. LOL!
@Ginger Where the Red Fern Grows was the first book to ever make me cry- I remember this all these years later…. I was in 5th grade when I read it!
Kim Martin Same here, that was the first book that ever made me cry. I already loved reading, but I had no idea books could do THAT.
@Ginger yes, exactly!
Lately “The Last Lecture” by Randy Pausch
Night Road by Kristin Hannah and At First Sight by Nicholas Sparks
Alex: The Life of a Child
Marley and Me; do NOT read the end before leaving for work!!
@Melanie I can’t handle anything sad concerning an animal (people, meh ?).
@Stacy I am the same way! Animals are innocent.
I’ll admit, I cry at a lot of books, but one that puzzled me in just HOW MUCH I cried about it was Little Women. Technically a happy ending, but I was just so upset. When I was done I thought to myself, I’ll never read that again. Lol it’s been about 16 years.
We were liars or the fault in our stars
I have never read a book where there was no hope and everything just seemed completely hopeless. That made me cry. ?
Yeah… “The Road” gave me a good 20 minutes of crying. However, the ending was not hopeless; the kid found a new family, and the family weren’t cannibals because they didn’t eat their dog! So there!
On second thought… maybe dog meat wasn’t as tasty as humans. Sorry – my black sense of humor.
Right now, Mockingjay clicked into my mind
The kite runner by Khaled Hosseini?. Even though it broke my heart,I still love it?
@Bokamoso I agree. This book broke my soul ☹️
Oh I cried when Hassan died it broke my heart ???
And his book a thousand splendid suns ? what happened to women at that time because of Taliban ?
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Pretty much in anything by Nicholas Sparks, especially The Last Song.
@Kimberly omg yes ? the book and movie both destroyed me
I definitely agreeeeee
The art of racing in the rain
Just looked this book up. I wouldn’t touch that with a ten foot pole ?
@Jackie it completely wrecked me ?
Native son by Richard wright,read it for the first time last year shed tears and read it for this january and l thought l wouldn’t cry since l know the outcome but unfortunately l underestimate d book so l cried the second time again Lol
The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henriquez. The book as a whole was VERY good but nothing got me as sad as the very last chapter.
The Light Between Oceans ? I make myself not think about that book because it wrecked me.
The Book Thief Bridge to Terabithia Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows
Captain Corelli’s Mandolin The Casual Vacancy A Man Called Ove
I think the book I cried the absolute hardest for thus far was “if he had been with me” I don’t remember anymore the details of the book so it could’ve hit so hard because I read it all night or because of the point of life I was in.
I can distinctly remember the final exhale before weeping and weeping and weeping.
My cheque book…
The Last Song ???
The Outsiders. I was little back then and that was the only time I cried hard over a book.
My sisters keeper ?
The 40 rules of love
Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah!!!
@Kylie I was going to say the Nightingale by her. And I have the Winter Garden which I haven’t read yet so thank you because now I know I will need Kleenex.
Five smooth stones
Tuesdays with morie
If I stay / the kite runner / ps I love you / a thousand splendid suns
None. I wish I were an emotional reader. I do get angry at and am appalled with characters–and I recently found one that made me laugh out loud–but nothing beyond that.
The Art of Racing in the Rain
Me before you
It Ends with Us by Colleen Hover
The Fault In Our Stars by John Green
Kingdom of Ash by Sarah J Maas
Tears of Rage by John Walsh, A child called It.
A Monster Calls
Time Traveler’s Wife got me real bad.
Last year it was Girls Burn Brighter. This year, so far, Between Shades of Gray.
The Book Thief and All the Bright Places
Outlander and Daughter of the Forest
The last book in the Chronicles of Narnia series. ?
A book called ‘From Dust’ by Freya Barker and one called ‘Show the Fire’ by Susan Fanetti. Bawled my eyes out reading both of them.
Marley and Me, and A Dog’s Purpose.
@Julie I refuse to read animal books or watch animal movies for just this reason.
@Rebecca, I loved them both but they were heart-wrenching!
A Snowflake in My Hand by Samantha Mooney.
Tuesday’s With Morrie- Mitch Albom
@Jay YESSSS ?
Creature by Hunter Shea It may be messed up because it’s a horror book, but the authors writing and description of the main character was so right on, it was unbelievable. I could relate so much to that story, never have I ever related so much to a character. It is a really good read. Anyone who has ever been in chronic pain or knows someone who is should read this book. Yes, it is a horror book but it’s so much more than that also.
A porn magazine….
Angela’s Ashes was incredibly sad
Henry’s Sisters by @Cathy
I believe that books that make you cry are the best books…you have bonded with the characters and care about them…
A thousand splendid suns
Yes, like a baby!
Still Alice, and A thousand splendid suns.
Still Alice….I wept
The Nightingale ?
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