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25 Great Novels that will Make You Cry
Sometimes, I'm just in the mood to have a good cry. How do I make it happen? Sometimes by watching a cheesy, sad chick flick, but more often, I pick up a book in hopes that it will have me in tears by the end! Rather than give you my descriptions of these books, or how they're going to make you cry (book publishers and reviewers write lengthy descriptions for a reason!) I'm just going to give you a nice, long list of books I recommend for a good cry. Have at it (and don't forget your tissues!) 1. What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty 2. Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro 3. Bridge to Teribithia by Katherine Patterson 4. The Voluptuous Delights of Peanut Butter and Jam by Lauren Liebenberg 5. Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline 6. Still Missing by Chevy Stevens 7. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close 8. The Outcast by Sadie Jones 9. A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini 10. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak 11. Me Before You by Jojo Moyes 12. One Plus One by Jojo Moyes 13. The Age Of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker 14. Bel Canto by Ann Patchett 15. Atonement by Ian McEwan 16. Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry 17. Blue Nights, Joan Didion 18. Harry Potter Series (5, 6, you name it) by J.K. Rowling 19. Everything is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer 20. The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, Carson McCullers 21. About Alice by Calvin Trillin (not really a novel but I'm going with it) 22. Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan 23. The Perks of Being a Wallfllower by Stephen Chbosky 24. Suite Francaise, by Irene Némirovsky 25. A Knight in Shining Armor" by Jude Devereaux
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Me Before You, and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close--definitely! I'd add The Fault in Our Stars, too.
I remember reading Bridge to Teribithia in middle school. Such a sad story.
A wonderful list, and I agree so many of these are excellent books and so touching. I'm not sure I could pick a favorite, though I've always had a soft spot for Atonement.
@alise Really? When certain characters died, I couldn't stop crying!! @Spudsomma I left that one out intentionally, ha! I felt like its got enough attention as it is :) @nokcha The movie (though not the book) makes me sob, too.