12 Books That Made Me Cry

19/10/2019 Reading 6

Whilst in a lot of ways I’m a hugely emotional person, I don’t tend to cry at TV shows or books very often. It takes a really special book to get my eyes watering, but a few have managed it!

So here’s a few books that have given me a serious case of the feels, whether it’s the warm and fuzzy ‘I’m so happy I could cry!’ variety, or the bawling my eyes out ‘this is so sad’ type:

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

I defy anyone not to cry at the end of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows! For one thing, here’s so many things happening that are tear-inducing (both in good ways and bad ways!), but also it’s the end of an incredible series!

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

Whilst I’m not a huge fan of John Green’s books, this one definitely was a tear-jerker. And the film had me a little watery-eyed as well!

Watership Down by Richard Adams

The ending of this book always has me super emotional…it’s not necessarily a sad ending, it just gives me the feels!

Vicky Angel by Jacqueline Wilson

This book was one of my favourite books as a child, but it’s also incredibly sad as well as funny…it’s sort of ‘bittersweet’, I guess you could say.

The Perks of Being A Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

This book is just an emotional rollercoaster full stop. It made me happy, it made me sad…What more can I say?

One Day by David Nichols

This is another book where I defy anyone not to cry at the end! This isn’t necessarily one of the greatest books I’ve ever read, but it definitely packs an emotional punch (and I did like the style it was written in!).

My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult

Jodi Picoult’s books tend towards the emotional, but this one in particular always sticks with me. I just felt sympathy towards all the characters involved, as there didn’t seem to be any way their lives would get a happy ending, and it was so unfair!

The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch

It takes a really good fantasy book to give me the feels, but this one managed it! If you’ve read it, you’ll understand!

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

I resisted reading this book for quite a while, as I’d just heard too much about it, but I’m so glad I finally read it. It was definitely a really emotional book, even if it was at times kind of uncomfortable!

Just Listen by Sarah Dessen

Sarah Dessen’s books tend to give me the feels, but this one more than most. It’s both a sad book in which something terrible happens to the main character Annabel, and also an incredibly hopeful book. It’s such an incredible read!

Voyager by Diana Gabaldon

Emotional reunions were had, and it was amazing! I just wish Diana Gabaldon didn’t keep you waiting for so damn long!

The Long Way To A Small Angry Planet by Becky Chambers

Throughout this book gave me the warm, fuzzy ‘isn’t this group of characters awesome?’ feels, and then there’s even more feels at the end…If you haven’t read it, read it now! I beg you!

So have you read any of these books, and did you find them emotional? What other books have had you in tears, whether happy or sad?

6 Responses to “12 Books That Made Me Cry”

  1. Catherine@basedonthebook

    I cried all the way through Vicky Angel (and most other Jacqueline Wilson books to be honest). And at Eleanor Oliphant, basically any time someone was kind to her her. I never really teared up at HP first time round, but on re-reads I get worse every time, I don’t know if it’s because I’m older or just because i’m more attached to the characters?

    • Laura

      Jacqueline Wilson’s books definitely do tend to be emotional! I can remember shedding a tear at a couple of others as well.
      And I’ve definitely found that with HP as well! The last time I reread it was literally the worst, and I think it’s because I’ve now known the characters since I was a child, so it just feels worse every time!

    • Laura

      I still haven’t reread TFIOS, so I don’t know how I’d cope the second time around! And yes, Deathly Hallows was such a bittersweet ending to an era!

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