February 24, 2016

7 Books Worth Crying Over

After I posted about The Things We Keep a few days ago, it got me musing about books that make you cry. Because sometimes a good cry is just what you* need, right?

Anyway, here are 7 books worth crying over!

Me Before You by JoJo Moyes
I know a lot of people who said they ugly-cried all through the end of the book. I didn't think it was quite that sad, but I shed more than a few tears while reading it! I found Lou a little frustrating as a character sometimes, but by and large I enjoyed her story.

The Things We Keep by Sally Hepworth
A touching story about a couple with early-onset Alzheimer's falling in love. Read my full review here

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
I'm imagining that most of you have read this already, but if not, get on it! The movie is great too, but the book was better.

The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger 

This is a classic tearjerker, which I really ought to get around to re-reading soon. Henry and Claire's love story is just so beautiful.

Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
Sob sob sob. This one was absolutely an ugly-crier for me. It's set in World War Two, telling the story of two young, female British spies, and GAH. I don't want to spoil anything, but go read it! It was so good.

The Distant Hours by Kate Morton
Morton's most haunting novel to date, about a love gone awry. I've dreamed about this one so many times since I read it.

Bridge To Terabithia by Katherine Paterson 
Getting to hear Katherine Paterson speak at the TFOB last year was so amazing. This book made me cry as a kid, and made me cry when I reread it a few years ago.

Got any sad recommendations for me?

*I'm guessing that most Quirky Bookworm readers are female, since Lloyd is one of my few male commenters... Photo originally found here. Links are affiliate links. Thanks for supporting Quirky Bookworm!