Okay, here’s my confession: I’m a crier. I cry…a lot. Like, pretty much always during movies. And sometimes even during commercials. I’m just an emotional person! Heartfelt moments get me. But…I don’t cry while reading. I don’t know why, because it makes no sense to me, but that’s the way it is. So here’s 5 books that have made me cry instead of 10, because I don’t even think that I’ve ever cried at that many books in my whole life.
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green: I’m sure that this will be on everybody’s list, but this one was special to me. I cried so hard while reading this book. Like the tears-streaming-down-your-face kind of crying. That had never happened to me before while reading! With these other books, it was just like a tear or two. And it hasn’t happened to me since. So this book will always hold a special place in my heart as one that made me bawl my eyes out like no other book has ever been able to do.
The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult: I cried multiple times during this book! I don’t know if it would’ve happened had I not been listening to the audiobook, but man, it killed me.
The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein: This was another audiobook I listened to, and yup, I fell prey to the animal story and broke down a little bit towards the end.
This is Not a Test by Courtney Summers: I’m still kind of shocked that I cried at this book. I mean…who cries at a zombie book? Especially somebody who barely ever cries while reading? I guess I do! But Courtney Summers was so masterful in how she set up the character relationships, and this book started to get pretty dark in its second half.
11/22/63 by Steven King: This book didn’t really make me cry, but I was definitely tearing up a little bit towards the end. I had just really connected with the characters and there were a few heartwarming and heartbreaking moments in the last few chapters that got to me.