Books can either make you happy, sad, loved but heartbreaking books seem to mark most in our lives.
I got this idea from reading Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon (review here), Maddy had a favorite book that she rereads everytime and she was asked why she keeps reading it when it just make her cry, and she said something like, someday it won’t.
All I could think about was, “How could you do that to yourself??” *dramatically*. I really don’t think I could. Just seeing them in my shelf gets me all teary!
The list I have here are the books I read once, stun me days after reading, tears-me-up —-every-time-it-cross-my-mind-sadness. It had that effect on me that I vowed to not read it again because my poor heart can’t bear it.
It all changed thanks to Maddy. I want to reread the books and I want to mark the day I won’t shed a tear! (If that’s even possible)
Here we go:
**Ranking based on how many buckets of tears and rolls of tissue I wasted.
Hopeless by Colleen Hoover
Back when I was just looking for a fun light NA read, I stumbled upon Colleen Hoover and this is when I discovered and learned how much of a genius story teller she is. If you haven’t read a Colleen Hoover book, you’ll think she’s just any dirty or romcom NA author but sorry she’s the queen of plot twists. and epilogues.
I don’t remember crying buckets of tears but I remembered being so wrecked for days and obsession with Colleen Hoover started.
Why would I reread: I want to see for myself if it’s going to reclaim it’s place as my #1 Colleen Hoover book and bump off It Ends With Us.
The Fault In Our Stars by John Green
Movie wise I cried heaps but book, I don’t remember I was hysterical or something. It was too hyped on tumblr and I just started my John Green collection but I read Looking for Alaska that I loved a lot.
Compared to Looking for Alaska, I think I just skimmed, scanned through this book since it was all hype and I wanted to be the first one to read it (he he back then).
Why would I reread: I want to feel Hazel and Gus all over again, now that their forever face is Ansel’s and Shailey’s to me, and maybe it will pierce my heart and soul like the movie did.
I’ll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson
This. Book. Is. The Most. Brilliant.Book.Ever.Written. It doesn’t have to have love story or full on OTP or dying or disease it’s just pure amazingness. I cried at times but I mostly get teary because it’s just beautiful. One of the best books I read in my entire life.
Why would I reread: I probably don’t want to reread because I want to preserve all the admiration for this book but maybe someday.
Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
*Thinks and gets sad all over* I did not cry much because I was angry! I was like whyyy Whyyyy Whyyyyy! I was furious on the ending because IT WAS NOT AN ENDING !! the last page should have more but no! It’s acknowledgement page already!
Those were my feels (up until now) of the book. I wasn’t too absorbed but towards the end I was hooked. I couldn’t put it down, and I think I literally threw it when I reached the last page.
Why would I reread: To remember their moments that lead me cursing and crying.
All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
This book is cry fest and romance fest all over. So it mushed a lot with my feels and system. Cried a ton. I learned so much about life and everything.
Why would I reread: I probably would reread … once I’m ready. or before the movie is shown!
Stolen by Lucy Christopher
I shed like a pool of tears at the end part where it really gutted me. holy fudge it’s written in a letter form and throughout Gemma addressed it to Ty–that made it so heartbreaking.
P.S I don’t ship them. You shouldn’t too.
Why would I reread: To hurt myself all over again. haha jk. I wouldn’t too soon because it caused my book slump for a year!
Innocents (Dusty #1) & Delinquents (Dusty #2) by Mary and Sarah Elizabeth
The tears and feels for this one when I read it in fanfiction was too much. Too much. Reading it in published novel — doubled it. Even more when I thought that the sequel is an actual sequel because omfg that ending!!!! but it wasn’t, just a continuation and it still ended the same beautiful heart wrenching way.
It’s one of those books where you should bat your eyes due to romanticizing and gloryfing unhealthy relationships. Dusty is a drug addict here. But I can’t help but to be drawn to Bliss and Dusty’s love story plus the amazing way it’s written? it’s hard not to love it–not to love them.
Why would I reread: To hurt myself again. And cry a looot.
Looking for Alaska by John Green
Made it to the top because second to The Little Prince, this is my favorite book of all time. Everything is fun at the beginning, and I cursed myself for being so curious and wondering what makes this book.. dark. Like I got the impression from the cover and the blurb the story being cut to before and after. I still am cursing myself for googling too much and stumbled upon a spoiler!!! (Although I think it was implied in the summary section of the book) Anyway so reading it doubled up the way it teared my heart when I got to the end.
I remember crying too much, crying for days — my brother freaked out and asked my mom why in the world I was crying haha.
Why would I reread: Looking for Alaska is so beautiful. If I ever will start this list, this will be the first book I will pick up, I fell in love with Alaska, I really did find her amusing and I want to see if my view on this book will change : the plot, the real story, the characters, the real message, just like Paper Towns.
Are you a book crier?