Top 10: Books That Make You Cry

It is no secret that I cry in the majority of the books I read. What can I say? I get emotionally attached to these characters! Not to mention when Authors take you completely off guard. I’ve been awful at my Top Ten lists lately, so hopefully I’m back on track. Thanks to The Broke and The Bookish for hosting each week!

The Majority of these had me lying in my bed bawling my eyes out at the end, quite possibly 7/10. While a couple may have just had parts that were extremely sad followed by extremely happy. Moral of the story, these will give you an emotional roller coaster, with the highest highs and the lowest of lows. You’ve been warned. :)

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1. Before I Fall by: Lauren Oliver Lets just say Oliver breaks your heart and then rewinds the day so it doesn’t happen, and then repeats the process. But this book is amazing regardless of the heart breaking!

2. Abandon by: Elana Johnson Well, be prepared, I just have to think of this ending and I get emotional!!

3. TH1RTEEN R3ASONS WHY by: Jay Asher This whole book had me crying but it is incredibly unique and one of my all time favorite books.

4. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by: J.K. Rowling Just throwing it out there, I have cried in multiple books in this series. Order of the Phoenix gets me every time though.

5. The Fault in Our Stars by: John Green I think this is self explanatory. Keep a box of tissues nearby.

6. The Last Song by: Nicholas Sparks This caught me completely off guard. Not to mention the fact it was my first Nicholas Sparks Experience, so I did not know he tries to shatter your heart into smithereens and then glue it back together soon after.

7. Mockingjay by: Suzanne Collins Although I adore this book, I shed my share of tears over it. I also had to go back and read spots because I didn’t quite comprehend what had happened.  My brain/heart were in denial.

8. Everafter by: Elizabeth Chandler This is one where I forget how it ended, until I remember and fall into instant depression. I was both angry and upset when finishing this series. I didn’t know which had more of an effect though.

9. Allegiant by: Veronica Roth I read this, and after finishing I stared at the pages and cried and cried and cried.

10. Just Listen by: Sarah Dessen “Don’t think or judge. Just listen.” And then the tears fall, this story definitely pulls at your heart strings.

Choosing.

I fell in love with him. But I don’t just stay with him by default as if there’s no one else available to me. I stay with him because I chose to, every day that I wake up, every day that we fight or lie to each other or disappoint each other. I choose him over and over, and he chooses me.

~Allegiant by: Veronica Roth

Candor.

“Okay. Then…I can talk. Ask me something.”
“Okay.” He laughs shakily in my ear. “Why is your heart racing Tris?”
I cringe and say, “Well, I…I barely know you. I barely know you and I’m crammed up against you in a box, Four, what do you think?”…
“Maybe you were cut out for Candor,” he says, “because you’re a terrible liar.”

~Divergent by: Veronica Roth

Top 10: Best Sequels EVER.

The Broke and The Bookish host Top Ten Tuesdays and our typic this week is Best Sequels Ever. :)  As I’ve mentioned before Book 2 is usually my favorite in the series, so don’t be too surprised if there are a few on my list!  So these are my favorites, enjoy!


1. Catching Fire by: Suzanne Collins

2. Pandemonium by: Lauren Oliver

3. Insurgent by: Veronica Roth

4. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by: J.K. Rowling

5. Surrender by: Elana Johnson

6. Reached by: Ally Condie

7. Prodigy by: Marie Lu

8. Requiem by: Lauren Oliver

9. Mockingjay by: Suzanne Collins

10. Eclipse by: Stephenie Meyer

Top 10: Books TBR Fall 2013

The Top Ten Topic this week is Books To Be Read This Fall, hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. These are the books are the ones I have been dying to read. I have been a little behind on my TTT’s, so here’s to hoping I do better!

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1. Allegiant by: Veronica Roth I read Divergent and Insurgent back in the Spring and I was instantly hooked. This one is a must!

2. Champion by: Marie Lu Prodigy ended and I just about had a heart attack. This one could not come soon enough.

3. Eye of Minds by: James Dashner ever since I read The Maze Runner Trilogy I have been ecstatic that James Dashner is coming out with another series.

4. The Moon and More by: Sarah Dessen I have been on a Sarah Dessen High this Summer and I don’t know what I’m going to do when I make it through the rest of her books. I may or may not go through withdrawals. :)

5. The Testing by: Joelle Charbonneau This. One. Gahh!!! :) I need it asap!

6. Beautiful Darkness by: Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl I recently finished Beautiful Creatures and can’t wait to starts this, I’m in love with Lena and Ethan.

7. Icons by: Margaret Stohl This story line is so intriguing, not to mention I adored Beautiful Creatures, we’ll see how it goes.

8. 5th Wave by: Rick Yancey This book is sitting on my bookshelf taunting me. “Read me! Read me!”

9. Under The Never Sky by: Veronica Rossi This one I have been wanting to read FOREVER. I will read it this Fall. :)

10. Everneath by: Brodi Ashton Is it even a question why I want to read this?!

Top 10: Secondary Characters

I’ve been the biggest slacker these past few weeks, but here is my TTT for the week, hosted by The Broke and The Bookish.  Check out their blog because it rocks.  Seriously.  These are my favorite secondary characters, they immediately came to mind because… Well, they are amazing. Enough said. :)

1. Indy   Matched Trilogy by: Ally Condie Indy is such a free spirit and knows what she wants and makes it happen. I wish we saw more of her, I would love to see a short story from her point of view!

2. Christina Divergent Trilogy by: Veronica Roth  She’s a rockstar, her personality is amazing. Can’t wait to see where she ends up in Allegiant.

3. Newt  The Maze Runner Trilogy by: James Dashner  What can I say?? I LOVE Newt. End. Of. Story.

4. Kent Before I Fall by: Lauren Oliver This guy is adorable and always there for Sam under every circumstance. He’s a keeper.

5. Jasper Twilight Saga by: Stephenie Meyer  Jasper has aways been one of my favorite characters, his background is so unique and different, and  you cam tell how difficult things are for him.

6. Luna Harry Potter Series by: J.K. Rowling Luna Lovegood, is herself without fail.  She knows who she is and what she believes and doesn’t let anyone bother her.

7. Maggie Along for the Ride by: Sarah Dessen Maggie had so many surprises throughout the book.  One minute she’s this dumb blonde, then she’s riding in a skate park, the next thing you know she’s an accounting pro.  Just goes to show nothing good comes from judging someone.

8. Finnick The Hunger Games Trilogy by: Suzanne Collins  Do you really need an explanation for this one?!

9. Ridley Beautiful Creatures Series by: Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl  I’m not very far in this series, but I’m already in love with Ridley. I can’t wait to see whats next for her in these books!

10. Whitney  Just Listen by: Sarah Dessen Whitney has been through so much, throughout the book you get to grow with her and see how much she struggles. She is incredibly strong and why she is in my Top Ten.

Top 10: Beginnings/Endings in Books

The Broke and The Bookish host Top Ten Tuesdays, and this week’s topic is by far my favorite. It is our Top Ten Beginnings and Endings in Books, these are the first and last sentences in some incredible books. My favorites are always the ones which stop your heart or get you thinking. These opening lines are all phenomenal, they instantly get you interested in what you are about to experience. While the final lines in these books are somewhat the opposite. They wrap up the books in such a beautiful way that I get chills every time I read them. Beginnings and Endings that are done well say so much about the author who wrote them, this just proves that these are incredible writers. I slightly cheated because I have seven in each group instead of five, but I could not resist. Here are my Top 14 for the week, please check these titles out if you haven’t already!

BEGINNINGS

Flecks of Gold by: Alicia Buck I was falling, crashing through golden light so bright that even with my eyes closed my eyelids lit up like a movie screen.

Branded by: Abi Ketner and Missy Kalicicki
I’m buried six feet under, and no one hears my screams.

Possession by: Elana Johnson
Good girls don’t walk with boys. Even if they’re good boys–and Zenn is the best.

The Choice by: Nicholas Sparks
Stories are as unique as the people who tell them, and the best stories are those in which the ending is a surprise.

The Scorch Trials by: James Dashner
She spoke to him before the world fell apart.

Abandon by: Elana Johnson
Secrets are hard to keep–especially if your girlfriend can read minds.

Before I Fall by: Lauren Oliver They say that just before you die your whole life flashes before your eyes, but that’s not how it happened for me.

ENDINGS

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince by: J.K. Rowling His hand closed automatically around the fake Horcrux, but in spite of everything, in spite of the dark and twisting path he saw stretching ahead of himself, in spite of the final meeting with Voldemort he knew must come, whether in a month, in a year, or in ten, he felt his heart lift at the thought that there was still one last golden day of peace left to enjoy with Ron and Hermione.

Keep Holding On by: Susane Colasanti So lets do this thing. Lets own what makes us unique. Lets refuse to allow haters to stop us from moving forward. Lets turn our dreams into realty. Starting now.

New Moon by: Stephenie Meyer
I squared my shoulders and walked forward to meet my fate, with my destiny solidly at my side.

Divergent by: Veronica Roth
We are creatures of loss; we have left everything behind. I have no home, no path, and no certainty. I am no longer Tris, the selfless, or Tris, the brave. I suppose that now, I must become more than either.

Requiem by: Lauren Oliver
I will make a pact with you: I will do it if you do it, always and forever. Take down the walls.

Mockingjay by: Suzanne Collins
I’ll tell them how I survive it. I’ll tell them that on bad mornings, it feels impossible to take pleasure in things because I’m afraid it could be taken away. That’s when I make a list in my head of every act of goodness I’ve seen someone do. It’s like a game. Repetative. Even a little tedious after more than twenty years. But there are much worse games to play.

The Best of Me by: Nicholas Sparks
I gave you the best of me, he’d told her once, and with every beat of her sons heart, she knew he’d done exactly that.

Top 10: Books Read in 2013

The Broke and The Bookish hosts our Top Ten Tuesday’s each week. The topic this week is Top Book’s Read in 2013. I have read so many great books this year, I don’t know how I will be able to narrow it down to the best of the best. But these are the ones that stood out to me, definite must reads. I know I say that a lot but they are truly great and deserve to be cherished. These are my top books that I’ve read this year, and I’m sure by the end of the year this list will have grown tremendously. Be sure to check these titles out if you haven’t already!


1. Pandemonium by: Lauren Oliver I’ve said time and time again how I root for the underdogs in books, much like this I tend to love the middle book in the trilogy. Thus Pandemonium is my number one, it is a fabulous sequel and I loved the entire book. Along with its crazy cliffhanger. :)

2. Divergent by: Veronica Roth I read this right after I finished Delirium by: Lauren Oliver and it blew me away. This trilogy is AMAZING and Allegiant could not come any sooner. Divergent is extremely well written.

3. Insurgent by: Veronica Roth Along with Pandemonium, this is an incredible sequel. One of my all time favorites by far, with its own cliffhanger. It takes talent to write a heart stopping book, and even more to write a second that is just as good and more. Which is why I think the sequels in series always end up my favorite.

4. The Best of Me by: Nicholas Sparks He’s done it again. I have yet to read a Nicholas Sparks Novel that hasn’t completely captivated me. And, like most of his books, had me in tears by the end. The Best of Me is beautiful and poetic like that majority of his books.

5. Before I Fall by: Lauren Oliver I know I cry in most of my books, but this one took me by so much surprise it had me hyperventilating by the end. Read. This. Now.

6. The Maze Runner by: James Dashner Slightly Hunger Games-esque, but not. This book is ation packed and keeps you on your toes. Thomas also is one of my favorite protagonist’s.

7. Surrender by: Elana Johnson Adding to my list of favorite sequel’s, I loved Gunner and Raine’s relationship and how well they work together.

8. Prodigy by: Marie Lu Legend was great, but as soon as I dove into Prodigy I was sold. It is written so well and was very addictive. Plus, the way it ended there is no question I will be reading Champion as soon as it is released.

9. Size 12 is Not Fat by: Meg Cabot I am a huge fan of Meg Cabot, and Size 12 was no exception. It was witty and one of the most entertaining books I’ve read. The perfect light read you need to get your Summer started.

10. So Much Closer by: Susane Colasanti Finding true love isn’t easy, and there is definitely going to be some bumps in the road. This book just proves that things will work out, and maybe not in the way we think.

Fears.

“You know, most boys would enjoy being trapped in close quarters with a girl.” I roll my eyes.

“Not claustrophobic people, Tris.”

~Divergent by: Veronica Roth