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The One and Only Ivan
Revolutionary War on Wednesday
Leprechaun in Late Winter
Ella Enchanted
The Courage of Sarah Noble
Plain Murder
Gone-Away Lake
Circling the Sun
Maggie and Max
The Haunting of Sunshine Girl
The Night Sister
Tuck Everlasting
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Bedknob and Broomstick
Mister Monday
Alice Through the Looking Glass
The Birchbark House
The Hobbit
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Monday, November 1, 2010

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books That Made You Cry!

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.  This week is the top 10 books that made you cry.  Here are mine in no order:

1.  Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas by James Patterson:  I read this when I was pregnant with my first son so it really hit me hard!  I bawled like a baby.

2.  The Twilight Saga:  New Moon by Stephenie Meyer:  I hurt so bad for Bella when Edward left that I just had to cry. 

3.  My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult:  The unfairness of life just hit me in this one. 

4.  Night by Elie Wiesel:  The fact that this was a true story by a survivor of the Holocaust was enough.  The horrendous things that were done to people was so sad and disgusting!

5.  My Darling Elia by Eugenie Melnyk:  This was another book about the Holocaust that was just filled with heartache (although it was fiction).  The unfairness of life again got to me.

6.  The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini:  There were many times during this book that I teared up. It was just a very emotional book.

7.  Sundays at Tiffany's by James Patterson:  I felt for the main character as a child neglected by her mom and left to be raised by nannies.  It was so sad!

8.  Dear John by Nicholas Sparks:  It takes a lot of love to let someone go and that is what this book was all about. 

9.  The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne:  As a mother I could not fathom this happening to my child! 

10.  The Color Purple by Alice Walker:  Just a heartwrenching novel!


  1. Wasn't "Night" about a boy and his father? I think I remember the two of them being separated, and that part particularly upset me.

  2. There is something so horrific about the Holocaust that almost any book, even a relatively benign book like Number the Stars, sends me for the box of Kleenex.

    Here's my list:

  3. Oops, forgot Night and The Kite Runner (or A Thousand Splendid Suns for that matter) Great list!


  4. I haven't read most of these books but am familiar with them. I've been meaning to read many of them but my TBR pile is just so HUGE! Great list! You can check out my Top Ten Tuesday here. Have a great day!

  5. Great list! I forgot about The Color Purple. So sad.

  6. My Sister's Keeper seems to be a big book for this list--I'm almost afraid to read it! I agree with you about The Kite Runner. Great list!

  7. The only one I've read on your list is The Color Purple. I remember the movie more ('cuz, I've seen that more recently)....

    Here's my Top Ten:

  8. Great list! A few of them made my list.

    You can check out my top 10 here

  9. Looks like you need to stay away from Sparks and Patterson - or at least not until you have a big box of Kleenex by your side :)

  10. I also chose The Color Purple. Such a powerhouse novel! You're the first I've seen to select Night. Any book about the Holocaust is a heartwrenching reminder of our world's worst part of history. Here's my top 10.

  11. I totally forgot to include The Color Purple on my list. I was def. crying in that one.

  12. I'm so glad I'm not the only one who listed a book from the Twilight Saga. LOL! I had "Eclipse" on mine but "New Moon" is definitely sad too.