Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday - Books That Made Me Feel

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I don't cry for fiction. When the two ladies behind my row were balling and my mom and sister were crying during Up, my eyes were embarrassingly dry. During the heart-wrenching scene in Toy Story 3, I felt moisture prickling at my eyes, but it never appeared on my face. I never cried during The Hunger Games series UNTIL I read it for the sixth time, emotional music was playing, and I looked at my younger sister during that part in Mockingjay...then, and only then, did the tears fall. I am, however, an emotional person. Any gifs used or exclamations used are representations of my inner heartbreaking feels. So this list may or may not make you cry, but they did make me feel.

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
The gif says it all.

Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson
Another cancer book, another book that made me weepy inside. 

Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
"KISS ME HARDY!" 

If I Stay by Gayle Forman
I feel like I mention this book all the time, but there's a valid reason, considering her whole family dies in one accident. And she has to decide if she should stay or go. I can't even imagine. 

Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
WHY, SUZANNE, WHY?

Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas
This brought on feelings of sadness and anger and even disbelief. It was pretty emotional for me.

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
WWII Nazi Germany and narrated by Death. Rainbows and sunshine obviously won't be involved.

These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner
That one part almost made me throw the book against the wall.

Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
Heartbreaking.

Out of Sight Out of Time by Ally Carter
You wanted to hug Cammie throughout, but my insides especially started teary near the end. 

What books make you feel emotional?

37 comments:

  1. Most of these books are on my tbr (and my shelves) but I like books that make me cry. The Book Thief made my list too- it's the first book I think of when talking about crying because of a story.

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    1. Yes! And I like emotional books too, I feel a bit sadistic saying that, but it's great to feel things.

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  2. I forgot about These Broken Stars! I didn't really shed a tear but yes, that one part? I was totally like "No EFFING way did that just happen...."

    CP2--yessss...Oh my goodness, that epilogue?? Total sobfest:)

    My TTT

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    1. Oops--omit that last part about CP2! Somehow the tail end of the last TTT post I commented on got pasted in with my link! Sorry! lol....

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    2. I think everyone felt that way...*sighs*

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  3. The book thief, Crown of midnight and The fault in our stars, yes! Very emotional things happen in these books.

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  4. I got These Broken Stars through ARCycling, so it's going to be fun to see if it makes me cry...

    As for Code Name Verity, I love that you and Shae said basically the same exact thing. xD

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    1. It wasn't bad until THAT ONE PART. So I'm curious to see how you react. Ha, really? I haven't seen her post yet!

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  5. That gif accurately describes me when I read TFIOS .. I have Code Name Verity in my TBR and I like tearjerkers so I'm excited to read it! :D
    - My TTT

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  6. Hahahaha I was TOTALLY that New Girl gif while reading the Fault in Our Stars. ALL THE TEARS.

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  7. I usually avoid books that will make me cry, which means I've read very few books that have actually made me cry, but the GG books? Totally teared up during Out of Sight, Out of Time. That ending? Ugh, my heart. just thinking about it makes me emotional! And United We Spy. I was emotional that whole book, not only because of a few scenes in it, but also because it was the last one and I was just... oh, words aren't able to describe how I felt during it! I'm pretty sure my family thought I was insane when I was reading it! ;)

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    1. YES. It was heartbreaking, especially how she described her mom. It was just...wow, I'm attached, haha!

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  8. Yup, Mockingjay just ripped my heart apart and stomped all over the pieces. It's such a heartbreaking book, and in the way that kind of ruins your soul! I also cried buckets during Second Chance Summer, mostly because Morgan Matson just wrote so beautifully about Taylor, her family, her friends and her romance. Also - CROWN OF MIDNIGHT. No more words need to be said!

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    1. I can't agree more. My heart was shattered.

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  9. Oh my gosh I remember reading Crown of Midnight, I was forever choked up with that one. I did feel a little weepy with If I Stay, however I think that Where She Went had more of an emotional impact on me. I still need to read Second Chance Summer and The Fault in Our Stars, so I'm glad they made it to your list! Fab list Sunny! :)

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    1. That's true, Where She Went was pretty powerful too. Oh, Jasprit, you would LOVE those.

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  10. Great picks. If I Stay made my list too, such an emotional and beautiful book. These Broken Stars made me really teary do, I just did not see that coming. My TTT :)

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  11. Second Chance Summer made me cry so much! It was so emotional and close to home for me. I still haven't read Crown of Midnight, although I loved Throne of Glass. I hope to read it soon, though. Amazing picks :)

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    1. Read CoM, you won't regret it. Although intense emotions may occur, stick through it!

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  12. I forgot Second Chance Summer! Great picks, love the gifs.

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  13. I love the gifs that you chose! Plus, The Fault In Our Stars made me cry a few times, and then I saw the preview for the movie and I cried again because I knew how it would end.

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    1. I feel like I should bring a BOX full of tissues when it comes out.

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  14. I don't cry often when I read anymore. I did before I started blogging but I didn't read as much.

    I get emotional and there have been a few that have come close recently but the titles don't come to mind right now. Doh!

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  15. I've read all of these except These Broken Stars and Crown of Midnight, and even though, as we have previously discussed, I don't do a lot of crying over books either, I agree that they all make you feel. I'm still recovering from The Book Thief. And I laughed at all the crying GIFs you chose!

    Re: your comment on my Top Ten Tuesday: how did I not know you've read Tiger Lily? If you do re-read it, tell me because I have so much love for that book.

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    1. Haha, you laughed at my crying gifs. Ironic :)

      It was in the beginning of my blogging days I think and I just don't remember being too impressed, but that was also the time that I only ever read contemporary so I must experience it again!

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  16. Mockingjay didn't make me too emotional, for some reason. There were no tears. I think THAT moment you speak of happened so unexpectedly, I didn't process it formally. I wonder how I would respond during a re-read, now that I know what happens; I can take my time with the book and focus on the words a little more slowly. I should do it!

    I need to read everything else on this list though and PRONTO! But, I'll have to do it sporadically. I am a bit of a crier. But the words really have to move me, to get me there. :')

    Marlene @ The Flyleaf Review

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    1. I didn't process it either! Seriously. The first time I read it, I didn't even know it happened until way later and I was like WHOA WHEN? It finally hit me during my rereads.

      Be careful :)

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  17. I don't shed many tears over books, so I have to have a really emotional connection to the story to elicit that response. But there have been some, obvs, or I couldn't have made my own list. :) If I'd done 10 instead of 5, If I Stay would so have made the list. Such a great book. And TFiOS, there's no way that I could have kept myself from crying with that one. I even teared up in the theatrical trailer. I can't imagine what the movie is going to do to me.

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    1. When it comes out, I will sincerely wish more than any other time that I could watch it with all the bloggy friends.

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  18. IF I STAY AND MOCKINGJAY? Um, YES!!!!! I haven't read Crown of Midnight yet, but since everyone sobbed during their reading experience, I'm pretty sure I will sob my heart out as well lol. I wasn't aware that These Broken Stars was so emotional though. Gotta check it out soon! Bring 'em tears! ;)

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