Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books That Will Make You Cry

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Top Ten Books (or Film Adaptations) That Will Make You Cry

I am not one to cry over books. It just doesn't happen. I am a visual person, so if I see it then I will cry a river. So this will probably reflect books that have been turned into movies that have brought tears on when I saw it. But there is one book that to this date has been the only book to make me cry. curse you molly McAdams, lol!

  • Taking Chances by Molly McAdams: The first book ever in history to make me produce actual tears and even ugly cry. Even now my heart hurts when I think of the book. 
  • New Moon by Stephenie Meyer: The book hurt when Edward left but seeing it was what finally did me in with tears.
  • Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer: The movies once again brought out the full on sobbing and still does every time I watch both parts of Breaking Dawn. 
  • The Book Thief by Markus Zusak: OMG when I saw Liesel kiss her dead best friend, forget it no stopping the tears. 
  • The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks: In all honestly pretty much any Nicholas Sparks book that has been adapted has made me cry. This one especially, such a beautiful story. 

  • Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen: Who didn't cry over Rosie the Elephant. 
  • Old Yeller by Fred Gipson: This book and then movie broke my young heart. 
  • Bloodrose by Andrea Cremer: This book came so so so close to producing actual tears, it did cause loading screaming and book chucking though and deep phone conversations about it. 
  • The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg: Happy tears when I saw the movie. One of my favorite movies to watch during the Holidays.
  • Forrest Gump by Winston Groom: Who didn't cry!!! Run Forest Run!

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  • A Child Called It by Dave Pelzer - I was 13 years old when I first read this. But I've never cried as I cried with this book. This book is the most heartbreaking and most inspiring book out there.
  • New Moon by Stephenie Meyer: Oh, Bella. How I ugly cried when Edward left.  
  • Making Faces by Amy Harmon: This made to my top favorite books of all time easily.
  • Vain by Fisher Amelie: Seriously, the Africa scene -the kids getting burned. 
  • If I Stay by Gail Forman: Losing every member of your family. Yeah, I cried.

  • Hopeless by Colleen Hoover - The sad and happy tears. 
  • The Fault in Our Stars by John Green - The car scene just broke me
  • A Walk to Remember by Nicholas Sparks - If you watched the movie, let me tell you something it didn't do any justice. The meaning of the walk - "sobs*
  • Wait for Me by Elizabeth Naughton: Such a power love story
  • When We Collide by A.L. Jackson: A tale of loss and love.


  1. The Book Thief made it on my list as well this week, it caught me unawares with the tears. And A Walk to Remember broke my teenage heart, we were all passing it around when the movie came out.

    I never read the book it was based off but the movie adaptation for Forrest Gump to this day evokes the same response from me ;_;

    Great lists you guys! :) My TTT

  2. Oh Water for Elephants. I totally forgot about that one. And Hopeless was just all around sad, but such a good book! Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Water for Elephants was really hard for me. I definitely cried several times while reading that.

  4. Nicholas Sparks is definitely a great fit for this week's topic. His books are so heartbreaking! Great lists - from both of you!

  5. I still haven't finished The Book Thief after starting in November, so I really should, everyone's said it's an emotional read, and while I haven't read If I Stay yet, I do own it, so it's at least going to get read one day! Great lists girls :)

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  6. I just bought The Book Thief recently while it was on sale. Oooooh, and I just bought Vain too!

    Oh and Hopeless *sigh* that book killed me.. and then Losing Hope killed me even more. lol


  7. If I Stay made me cry for almost the whole book.
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  8. Wow! What a great list! It is amazing to me all of the books I forget that I have cried over through all of the years. Nicholas Sparks made me cry in pretty much every single book he has written. I have seen The Fault In Our Stars so much today it has hit my "I will never read due to tears" list. lol

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  9. Hopeless and Bloodrose made my list too! Great list, I need to read The Book Thief soon.
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  10. Great picks. If I Stay made my list too, such an emotional and beautiful book. My TTT :)

  11. Goodness- If I Stay killed me. I really want to reread that book- particularly since the movie is coming out in the summer. Have you seen the trailer for TFiOS? I cried watching it.

    Great lists!


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