Now, as I'm sure you all can tell, I cry A LOT when I read. Whether a book is sad, happy, sentimental, or sweet, the waterworks are cued and I break down like a little baby.
But, now and then I come across novels like these (listed below) that really get to me and impact my mind, body and soul. You may think that because these are sad, I wouldn't love them as much as I do...but fans, these are some of my favorite novels in the whole wide world. Some of my favorite books ever.
So without further ado- here are my top five weepers!
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
If you've read The Book Thief by Markus Zusak, I'm sure you know what I mean when I tell you that this book had me face-down on the floor, sobbing about how life is so unfair. This isn't the saddest book I've ever read, but it may possibly be the most tragic.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling
Why is the seventh Harry Potter book only fourth on your "Top Five Weepiest Books List" you may ask? Well, my friends, the seventh and final Harry Potter may be one of the saddest books I've ever read, but I have to say that my crying was just emotional bursts of sadness here and there, and not full-out sobbing, like someone just took away my favorite toy.
The Last Hour by Charles Sheehan-Miles
I have somewhat of a "funny story" about this novel. Throughout my reading, my mom would randomly look over at me and say "Just...be prepared." HA! I am invincible. Nothing could affect me that much.
Boy could I have been any more wrong? I finished the book (while I was relaxing in my pool), I set the book down, sighed and sobbed into my towel for a good half hour. Charles Sheehan-Miles perfected the act of taking my "Happily Ever After" and throwing it in a lake, while laughing maliciously. It was an unexpected ending that you were led to expect from the very beginning.
Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare
Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare may be the second saddest, if not, the saddest. With my other "weepers" I kind of knew what to expect. The plot became gloomy, my characters grew to be sad and tired, and my confident happy ending was slowly deteriorating. But with Clockwork Princess...I didn't expect anything. It was fine. Nothing too bad. It was emotional, sure, but nothing tragic. Until the end. I wondered "Why are were so many pages left?" I wondered "What could possibly occur after this scene?" ...Yeah. It was pretty horrible. WHY? WHY, CASSANDRA CLARE? Why would you do this to your loyal and faithful readers? (Without spoilers) if you've read it, you may not think it was THAT bad, but...it hit me. It hit me hard.
And last, but definitely not least...one of my favorite books in the world and the one book that still, to this day, will make me sob just thinking about it...
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
The Fault in Our Stars is absolutely one of the best books I've ever read. It's an incredible love story that will make you swoon and will simultaneously break your heart.
I personally recommend every single one of these novels (or series). They're beautiful pieces of work that will touch your heart and your soul. I hope you enjoyed My Top Five Weepers! Thank you for taking a look and Happy Reading!!!