Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Top 5 Wednesday - Books That Made Me Cry

Hello everyone!

I am back with another Top 5 Wednesday! If you want to check it out, you can go to the Goodreads group and read more about it.

This weeks topic is the top 5 books that made you cry.

Ok, I have a confession to make.

I have never once cried in a book.


That's right, not even once!


I don't know if that is an accomplishment or not, but frankly, I am not really a crier. So, I guess this week will be "top 5 books that ALMOST made me cry/made me feel emotional"

Let's get started then...

5. Mockingjay


Ok, before you mock, (ha, get it mock, mockingjay, no, okay...) no I did not cry during Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins. I came pretty close though. Especially that ending. I was an emotional basket case. You have to know though, that this was my first dystopian and the final book not only ended my love of the trilogy, but also a new chapter of my life in the dystopian genre. Too cheesy? Too bad!













4. Thirteen Reasons Why


I read Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher over a year ago, and I don't really remember all of the book, but I do remember being so moved by the storyline. I have been obsessed with mental health for a few years now, and in the wake of the "Positive Mental Health Movement" over the past couple of years, this book struck a chord that I cannot ignore. I actually just bought myself an actual copy, because I had taken it out of my school library originally. I didn't cry, but this book has made me feel something that I cannot forget.












3. The Fault in Our Stars


I know, typical right? Wrong! Ok, I guess it is a little typical, but I didn't ball hysterically whilst reading TFiOS by John Green like every other human being on the planet. Now, I am not saying this book is not sad, its about two teens with cancer, its not going to be a fun book, but I just didn't feel the need to cry throughout. Although, I am not going to lie, I came close on that last page...












2. Allegiant


Allegiant by Veronica Roth is the final instalment in the Divergent Trilogy. I read this book within 2 days of receiving the preorder, and was thankfully, not spoiled on the ending. However, once I got to the ending, I felt a mix of emotions. I remember arguing with a friend about it, her saying that she hated Roth for choosing that as an ending, and I thought to myself, you know what, its a dystopian, futuristic society where everything isn't sunshine and lollipops. If an author wants to pick a non-fairytale ending to end a book that is about a horrible, corrupt society, than I am fine with that. I think it took a lot of guts for Roth to make that the ending, and I commend her for it. Now, if you haven't read it, and somehow, you haven't been spoiled, good for you! Go read it, NOW!






1. Eleanor and Park 


What can I even say about Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell? This has become my favourite book of all time, minus that terrible ending! How could you leave it like that? I have heard rumours of a sequel, so that helps. This book was such a whirlwind of emotions. Happy, sad, scared, exhilarated. Rainbow, I NEED to know what happens at the end! I didn't cry in this book, but man, I was seriously the closest I have ever been!












So there you have it! The Top 5 books that made me... emotional. See you next week for another T5W!