I am (secretly) a very sentimental being, here are five books that have left me weeping.

We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler

I sobbed for half an hour after I finished this book, review to come Monday. It has changed the way I think. I would like to say more, but it would spoil you.


A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

All hail the strength of women in tumultuous times. This is the story of the friendship between two women, Mariam and Laila, and what it meant to be a woman in Afghanistan from Soviet control to the topple of Taliban rule.

Parade’s End by Ford Madox Ford

These tears were fuelled by anxiety. I’ve never loved and hated a character as much as Sylvia Tietjens (not even Cersei Lannister) and her mission to keep her husband, Christopher, and Valentine apart almost broke me.


The Lovely Bones by Alice Seabold

It may not be a Pulitzer winner, but Seabold’s tale of family grief and the girl in heaven watching over her family was beautiful. I didn’t just cry at the end, I cried throughout.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling

Death: Dobby. Colin. Fred. Lupin. Tonks. Hedwig. Mad-Eye. Lavender. Snape.


What books have made you cry?

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@nomoreparades I might have to do We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves next then. I’ve got so many queued up at the moment :/


@nomoreparades for me, Requiem for A Dream by Hubert Selby. What happens to Sara in that completely broke me.


@nomoreparades Goodnight Mister Tom (when I was about 12), Of Mice and Men and The Good Soldier-just what IS IT about Ford Maddox Ford?



I have read three from your list, and they all made me cry.

You also forgot Voldemort on the list… ;D

Jenny @ Reading the End

Ohhhh the fifth Harry Potter book is the one that regularly wrecks me. I always cry when I read it. Neville is so brave! He’s so so brave! *sniffles*