Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. And this is the anti-Valentine’s Day top 10!
Top Ten Books That Broke My Heart a Little (or a lot, in some cases)
1. The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold – Oh, sweet little baby Jesus. I know opinions are mixed on this book overall and I can certainly understand why, but I can honestly say that no book has ever made me sob until I was literally hiccuping and doubling over the way this book did. I cried SO EFFING HARD while reading this book that it wasn’t even right. And it wasn’t just the last chapter. It was, like, 3/4 of the book.
2. A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness – Obvious reasons. Plus as the child of a cancer survivor, it wasn’t hard for me to relate to Conor.
3. Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand – I will never stop recommending this book. Never. And it really is heartbreaking.
4. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak – I’m starting to feel like a broken record with this one, but it’s just such a beautiful book. One thing in particular made me do the ugly cry, but the whole thing is heartbreaking.
5. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by JK Rowling – Obvs.
6. The Road by Cormac McCarthy – Just totally bleak, depressing, and yes, heartbreaking.
7. A Piece of Cake by Cupcake Brown – Every now and then I read a book that makes me really, really thankful for my life, my parents and my stable upbringing. This is one of those books.
8. The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank – This one broke my heart a lot. A LOT.
9. Unbearable Lightness by Portia de Rossi – Because it makes me endlessly sad what women are willing to do to themselves in order to attain an unrealistic standard of beauty.
10. Big Fish by Daniel Wallace – I’m not really sure which made me cry harder, the book or the movie.
What were your choices? Please leave a link so that I can check them out!