BOOKS I'VE CRIED OVER

Thanks for a great request, @SharinaWunders! I'm glad I've already made an impression on this app as a crier. 😛
  1. Never Let Me Go
    by Kazuo Ishiguro. I had seen the film so I knew what was coming, but it broke my heart anyway.
  2. Marley & Me
    by John Grogan. His memoir got me as well, both with their real take on loss.
  3. My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece
    by Annabel Pitcher. With a title like that, it's kind of expected, but what set me off was unexpected.
  4. Looking for Alaska
    by John Green. I had to put the book down. TFIOS hurt, too.
  5. Just a Boy
    by Maeve Henry. Maybe the first book to do so.
  6. My Sister's Keeper
    by Jodi Picoult. Most of her books got to me. The film adaption of this just made me mad.
  7. The Hunger Games
    by Suzanne Collins. Also Mockingjay. Both for very distinct moments.
  8. The Help
    by Kathryn Stockett. It's just emotional as hell.
  9. Why Not Me?
    by @mindy. She's much more than just a comedy writer, let me tell you.
  10. The Nightingale and the Rose
    by Oscar Wilde. Technically a short story, but goddamn.
  11. The Bell Jar
    by Sylvia Plath. Also, her journals.
  12. A Monster Calls
    by Patrick Ness. Ouch.
  13. Allegiant
    by Veronica Roth. Loved the series, hated everything about this book but its ending. Daring. Painful.
  14. Yes Please
    by Amy Poehler. Also unexpected, but her chapter on apologising cut deep.
  15. The Perks of Being a Wallflower
    by Stephen Chbosky. "I don't know how much longer I can keep going without a friend."
  16. Wild
    by Cheryl Strayed. No one writes loss as well as this woman.
  17. The Lovely Bones
    by Alice Sebold. No comment.
  18. One More Thing
    by @bjnovak. Also unexpected, but The Girl Who Gave Great Advice could have been written about me. And Sophia was so touching, too.
  19. Before I Die
    by Jenny Downham. I will not watch the film.
  20. Sister Mother Husband Dog: Etc
    by Delia Ephron. Another beautiful account of loss.
  21. 13 Is Too Young To Die
    By Isaacsen-Bright. Never trust a distracted mother when she tells you a book won't make you cry.
    Suggested by   @ginnywalsh
  22. 13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher
    Suggested by   @SharinaWunders
  23. The Book Thief
    by Mark Zusak. Another where I haven't yet seen the film and probably won't? It's just so much about the writing.
  24. A Stolen Life
    By Jaycee Dugard. Incredibly heartbreaking story about her the years she spent held captive by her abuser.
    Suggested by   @daniela
  25. Code Name Verity
    Might be the only time I've cried from a book
    Suggested by   @agard
  26. The Giver
    by Lois Lowry. "Memories need to be shared."
  27. The Fault In Our Stars
    Blubbering.
    Suggested by   @michael_circa91
  28. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
    Beloved Fred, Lupin, and Tonks. Neville is so brave. Malfoy feels bad. Ron & Hermione. So emotional. So many tears. NOT TO MENTION MY CHILDHOOD ENDING BASICALLY.
    Suggested by   @lesleyann
  29. Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay
    Completely heartbreaking
    Suggested by   @daniellesmale
  30. A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara
    My most recent book-cry. I could barely see the last 150 pages because I was crying so hard.
    Suggested by   @helga
  31. The Royal We by Heather Cocks & Jessica Morgan
    Suggested by   @carlywei
  32. Sophie's Choice
    Suggested by   @sarabethrubin
  33. Of Mice and Men
    First came the sadness, then the anger. How dare John Steinbeck.
    Suggested by   @alyssapoliti
  34. The Princess Academy
    This is super embarrassing and I don't mean actual tears because what do you think I'm a baby but this book killed me on one part while reading it to my daughter. Same author's "book of a thousand days" also got to me.
    Suggested by   @gwcoffey
  35. Beast of No Nation
    By Uzodinma Iweala. This book is deeply tragic and written in a way that makes you believe the horror as only a child could explain it. I hope the movie does it justice.
    Suggested by   @donnie
  36. Me Before You, by Jojo Moyes
    Technically YA fiction; in this instance it hands you Your Ass in sadness.
    Suggested by   @furtadomf
  37. Perks of being a wallflower ❤️
    Suggested by   @imc
  38. The Secret History by Donna Tartt
    I was just so in shock and the characters had slowly grown on me without realising.
    Suggested by   @siobhanhannah
  39. Diary of Anne Frank
    Suggested by   @imc
  40. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
    Suggested by   @maretorliss
  41. Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
    Suggested by   @maretorliss
  42. The time travelers wife
    Read it in 10th grade.. Still haven't recovered.
    Suggested by   @taner_banana
  43. Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayed
    I listened to this one, but even being in public sometimes didn't stop me welling up. Great book.
    Suggested by   @bookishclaire
  44. Come to the Edge by Christina Haag
    This book mad else feel things more deeply than almost any other. The writing is gorgeous and the love story is beautiful and heart breaking.
    Suggested by   @bookishclaire
  45. The Age of Miracles 😭😭😭
    Suggested by   @TVAddict
  46. Eleanor & Park - Rainbow Rowell
    Suggested by   @charlottexoxo
  47. Into The Wild - Jon Krakuer
    Suggested by   @debsecrest
  48. Girl in the Woods by Aspen Matis
    Suggested by   @masuma
  49. The Bronze Horseman by Paullina Simons
    Suggested by   @TheReader
  50. Mrs. Kennedy and Me
    Suggested by   @mamie
  51. Burial Rites by Hannah Kent
    Suggested by   @xjr4buddha
  52. Love Story by Erich Segal
    Suggested by   @vvveeee
  53. The Song of Achilles
    Such a beautiful love story, I knew how it was going to end and I still bawled like a baby
    Suggested by   @jackierabbit
  54. A Little Life
    Suggested by   @moreorjess
  55. All the Light We Cannot See, Anthony Doerr
    Suggested by   @natashac
  56. The Amber Spyglass
    By Phillip Pullman. The third book in the His Dark Materials trilogy, after The Golden Compass and The Subtle Knife. I literally cry every time I read the ending to this series.
    Suggested by   @taiyzube720
  57. Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes
    Suggested by   @jenna
  58. Bridge to Terabithia
    Suggested by   @zahrayasmin
  59. The Man Who Fell to Earth - Walter Tevis
    Suggested by   @offbrandbowie
  60. The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein
    I made the mistake of reading this three days after we had to put my dog Cody (the greatest dog in the world) down. I was SOBBING on the plane as I finished it.
    Suggested by   @hannahbee
  61. The Red Tent
    The story of women, sisterhood and the bonds between the sisters/daughters/wives in this story are to die for. It is based off a biblical story but tells it from the women's perspective. Whether you are religious or not (I'm not), this story is timeless!!!
    Suggested by   @swetanation
  62. Still Alice
    You thought the movie was sad? Oh, boy. This is like ten times worse (better?). Tears for days.
    Suggested by   @mattan
  63. The Art of Racing in the Rain
    By Garth Stein. Told entirely from a dog's perspective of his owner's life. I was wrecked after this one.
    Suggested by   @mattan
  64. A Dogs Purpose
    Long story short the dog dies....
    Suggested by   @itsamaya
  65. Sisterhood Everlasting by Ann Brashares
    The sequel to the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series. It was partially the nostalgia and partially the fact that it was an emotional roller coaster right from the start that made me cry so much
    Suggested by   @shreyasaurus
  66. Atonement - Ian McEwan
    Specifically the description of Briony's interaction with the soldier in the hospital :(
    Suggested by   @allysonarno
  67. The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton. The first book that I distinctly remember crying over, oh to be that young again.
    Suggested by   @chrisden