Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday: Heartbreaking Books

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.  I'm excited to participate; after all, I make lists FOR EVERYTHING!  This week's topic focuses on books that are heartbreakers. It's a very anti-Valentine's Day post, which is oh-so-fun.  


1.  Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins- I'm still upset about the ending. I can't even talk about it.
2.  The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold- I remember crying my eyes out reading this book.
3.  The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger- There were parts of this book that definitely broke my heart.
4.  If I Stay by Gayle Forman- This book is one of the most powerful YA books I've read in a long time.  If you are going to read it, you must have a box of tissues by your side.
5.  The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank- Every year I read this book and every year it is just as moving.
6.  Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler- This definitely has some sad undertones.
7.  Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare- What can I say? This book is the ultimate heartbreaking read.
8.  Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell- I STILL want to change the ending of this classic.
9.  Dreamland by Sarah Dessen- This book is also a powerful read that was, at times, a tough pill to swallow.
10.  Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse- Even though this book is written in verse, it's still poignant and left me feeling so sad at times.


Let me know what you think and Happy Valentine's Day,


9 comments:

  1. Mockingjay was sad all around for me. I was talking to one of my friends who has read the first two books and not Mockingjay and she asked me what I thought and the only thing I could come up with that it was really sad and sometimes depressing.

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  2. Loved GWTW...and there are several heartbreaking moments in that book. Should have put it on my list... :::walking away muttering:::

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  3. Happy Valentine's Day! I remember crying while reading The Lovely Bones, too. It was a story that moved and terrified me! And Romeo & Juliet is another textbook tearjerker, too. I've read and seen the play many times and still get emotional.

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  4. I loved almost all of these. Gone with the Wind made my list as well. Twenty Boy Summer and If I stay are also incredible books. Romeo and Juliet was one I considered putting on my list, but it didn't quite make the cut.

    Great list! I'm going to have to check out the ones I haven't read yet.

    My Teaser Tuesday/Top Ten Tuesday post is here

    Happy reading!

    ~Danica Page
    Taking It One Page at a Time

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  5. I still have yet to read If I Stay because I know I'm going to be an emotional mess and avoiding picking it up is a matter of self preservation. I still really want to read it, but I always talk myself out of it at the last minute. One of these days I'll stop being a coward and read it:)

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  6. Great list! Happy Valentine's Day :) I need to work up the courage to read Mockingjay.

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  7. i had no idea twenty boy summer was sad!! :(

    Happy Valentine's Day!

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  8. We have some books in common - Twenty Boy Summer, Mockingjay, and Anne Frank all made my list too! I just realized I forgot If I Stay, though! Ah!

    My Top Ten Tuesday

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  9. I cried so hard at the ending of Mockingjay. :_( At first, I didn't want to read If I Stay because I thought it was similar to Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver. But...I've heard a lot about the book so I'm going to read it. :)

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