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This week’s topic “Books that Broke My Heart” is a fairly easy one… I cry easily when it comes to books. My top tear shedders…
1. The Awakening by Kate Chopin — I understand why Edna made the final decision, but I still wish something else could have been done. This book makes me cry every time I read it. And not a little sniffles cry, it’s an all out bawling cry.
2. The Hunger Games Trilogy — So unfair! I kept wanting to yell at the Capitol people. I wanted to save Peeta and Katniss and Rue and Prim and everyone else that’s hurt in these books. I loved them, but darn it they made my heart ache.
3. Twilight Series — I’ll admit it, I cried throughout most of New Moon, a bit of Eclipse, and the first half of Breaking Dawn.
4. The Host by Stephenie Meyer — Another Stephenie Meyer cry fest. I enjoyed this book so much more than the Twilight series. It still made me cry, but somehow I felt better about the crying. On my reread list for this year.
5. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott — Two words: Beth’s Death…
6. At the Scent of Water by Linda Nichols — The main couple faces so many heartbreaks and missteps. I was rooting for them the whole time, but crying over everything they cried about.
7. Outlander by Diana Gabaldon — Claire and Jamie, Claire worrying over Jamie, Jamie worrying over Claire, Claire and Jamie getting hurt, Claire and Jamie being separated. This book was full of heartache and yet it was wonderful. This one’s going on my reread list for this year.
8. The Russian Concubine by Kate Furnivall — Such a beautifully depressing book.
9. We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson — This book is full of melancholy. I found myself weeping silent tears throughout most of it.
10. Surrender Bay by Denise Hunter — I loved this book even though I cried through most of the second half.