Books That Make You Cry



The Huffington Post listed the top 10 tearjerkers:

#10: To Kill A Mockingbird

#9: Charlotte’s Web

#8: The Thorn Birds

#7: My Sister’s Keeper

#6: Of Mice And Men

#5: Gone With The Wind

#4: Doctor Zhivago

#3: Romeo And Juliet

#2: The Notebook

#1: Anne Frank: The Diary Of A Young Girl

Do you agree?  What’s missing?   What about Persuasion or Where The Red Fern Grows?  (I just teared up typing that last!).

Also, I’m sorry, but The Thorn Birds is about a pedophile.  Am I right?

Tell me, what’s the last book that made you cry?

xx Sarah

9 Comments on Books That Make You Cry

  1. anne
    May 30, 2012 at 8:31 am (9 years ago)

    I’m sorry, but how could they miss The Bridge to Teribithia?!

  2. Sarah
    May 30, 2012 at 8:50 am (9 years ago)

    @Anne, great one! You reminded me of another- what about Tuck Everlasting?

  3. Halie
    May 30, 2012 at 11:22 am (9 years ago)

    I cried hard at the end The Grapes of Wrath.

  4. Emily @ The Happy Home
    May 30, 2012 at 12:26 pm (9 years ago)

    the last book that really got me sobbing was when one of the twins died in the last “harry potter.” or a few moments in “the hunger games” trilogy– finnick & annie being reunited, for sure.

    but i do have to say… “bridge to teribithia” and “red fern” always made me sob as a kid!

  5. Catherine
    May 30, 2012 at 5:07 pm (9 years ago)

    I just read The History of Love by Nicole Krauss and had tears streaming down my face before I even hit page 15!

  6. Jane Ellison
    May 31, 2012 at 8:35 am (9 years ago)

    So agree with you, Halie, the end of Grapes of Wrath…
    the most touching act of human kindness imaginable

  7. applesandonions
    May 31, 2012 at 3:02 pm (9 years ago)

    The 7th HP book made me cry on almost ever page. Def Persuasion, History of Love and The Giving Tree mentioned by others. Anyone read the Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri? So beautiful and sad. Drew mentioned Watership Down, great call. xo, LEH

  8. Rachel
    June 1, 2012 at 5:29 pm (9 years ago)

    Yes Bridge to terabethia!! (there was actually a recent episode of the new girl where one of the characters said “we might as well just call you bridge to terabethia because you make children cry.”)

  9. Monica Wolfe
    June 1, 2012 at 7:16 pm (9 years ago)

    The secret life of bees (although the movie was awful), the giving tree, I love you forever – off the top of my head

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