I initially was going to sit this one out, thinking, psh, I don't cry. However, looking over my goodread's shelf....yeah right. I'm such a wuss.
Top 10 Books That Make You Cry
*Number 3 is a Harry Potter spoiler, but if you haven't read it, it's your own fault :)*
- Escape by Carolyn Jessup - what a great book. This is a memoir of a woman living in a polygamist community. The terror and hardships she had to face at the hands of her husband and his other wives truly made me cry.
- Innocent Traitor by Alison Weir - duh, I had to put this one. Sixteen year old girl is manipulated by her elders then eventually killed for it? Yeah, I cried.
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - so sad! The only family in the world Harry has left in the world, besides the lovely Dursleys, is killed by drapery (I swear I've never understood this). I think I cried more during the movie, that was truly a moving scene.
- P.S., I Love You by Cecelia Ahern - ughhhh. A woman finds notes left behind by her dead husband, always ending with "P.S., I love you." Though not a genre I usually read, I love this book.
- My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult - THE ENDING. Good God. This one I won't spoil, but I was seriously blubbering like a baby. I had no idea any book could ever do that to me.
- The Book Thief by Markus Zusak - when you read a book whose narrator is Death, you better be expecting a lot of death.
- Night by Elie Weisel - this is rather embarrassing as I read this book in my 10th grade English class. I was sitting in class trying to hold tears in. It just so happens that Holocaust books are personally the hardest books for me to read about.
- By the Shores of Silver Lake by Laura Ingalls Wilder - OK, I really don't know if this is the exact book I'm looking for, but I think this is the one where the faithful family dog dies. I could be wrong though. Anyways, Jack dies peacefully in his sleep, but come on....I was eight years old.
This is all I can think of! Will try to add more later :)