What Are Some of The Books That Made You Cry?
Posted on 16th of August, 2018


I sobbed when I read the finally book in the Discworld series by Terry Pratchett. Under normal circumstances the scene that had me openly weeping in a crowded bus would not have been that sad, but the fact that the author himself was dying and knowing that I was reading his final book ever just drove me to tears. Whether intended or not, it felt like the way in which this character faced death (no spoilers about who or how) echod the way in which Terry Pratchett dealt with his own battle with Alzheimer's disease. I have all 41 of his books in my collection and practically grew up with his stories, so the realization that The Shepherd's Crown would be the last one ever was just the saddest thing ever for me.
It honestly doesn't' take much to make me cry. I grow very attached to characters very quickly, so as soon as anyone of any importance die in a book I'm usually reduced to tears. I'm talking about the good guys and girls obviously, I'm not too bothered if a villian get their comeuppance.

Books that made me cry include The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd. I felt like I really knew Lily Melissa Owens while reading this book and when the truth about what happened when her mother died was revealed I was blubbering away.

Books with animals also have a way of getting me all emotional, but the one that made me break down and cry the most was The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein. It is written in such a beautiful way that there is no way of not getting swept up in all the emotions.

There is one author who is able to consistently make my cry and that is Khaled Hosseini. His book, A Thousand Splendid Suns, which follows on The Kite Runner, is just one of the saddest things that I have ever read. I kept going on through all the tears in the hopes of a somewhat happy ending, but the book just left me emotionally devastated. It is a really, really good book, but I had to step back and take a break after reading it because it affected me so much.

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