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Okay, so this weeks topic is technically best/worst series endings, but like I’ve said lately, I haven’t actually finished that many series. So, I’m pulling from the Broke and Bookish archives and picking a topic I never got to do because I didn’t start blogging till June. So instead… *drumroll*
Today’s TTT topic is: Top Ten Books that made me cry.
Flawless. Who doesn’t love a good cry? Some made me cry from pure joy and bliss, others rent my heart in two with feels, and some made me so angry that the only way I could express my emotion was through tears.
So without further adieu…
1. Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli. This one was along the lines of Perks for me. I laughed with Stargirl, then cried because she abandoned everything she was, and then smiled through my joyful tears when she embraced everything that made her Stargirl.
2. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Steven Chbosky. I’ve marked my copy up with underlines, post its, and highlights. I don’t think there’s ever been another book that I connect to like this one.
3. The Help by Kathryn Stockett. This one was one of those bittersweet cries at the close of a book. It was a magical blend of sorrow, loss, hope, and promise.
4. My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult. So many emotions mixed with this one. It was like a rollercoaster.
5. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. PAIN. ALL I SEE IS PAIN. And beauty. And tragedy. But mostly pain.
6. Left Drowning by Jessica Park. Happy tears, sad tears, angry tears. I was a faucet, okay?
7. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by JK Rowling. Always. All was well. Of course it’s happening in your head, but why should that mean it isn’t real? How to bring a Potterhead to their knees 101.
8. Percy Jackson: The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan. I wasn’t expecting so much emotion from this one, since the other four books mostly made me laugh. But this cut into my heart as it made me giggle – a dangerous mix. WARNING: SORROW ABOUNDS.
9. Breathless by Lurlene McDaniel. Angry tears. Pure, seething rage. I threw this book – literally. And promptly cried because I had no idea how to handle the absolute displeasure I felt.
10. Cracked by Eliza Crewe. This was a surprise hit – I was laughing at the snark for the first half, then WHAM-O. FEELS AHOY. I think it was Eliza’s plot the entire time: reel me in with humor, then kill me with feels.
That’s my list for this week – link me yours below!