Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday: Books That Broke Your Heart A Little

This is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish!

I love this week's theme!!  :)  Ok, these are not in order or anything, just 10 (or, ahem, 11) books that broke my heart.  Some of them even ripped my heart out, stomped on it, tore it in two, and then put it back in again.  Just sayin'...

A Voice in the Wind by Francine Rivers
This book, and the whole series, is a gut-wrencher.  It didn't make me cry, but MAN OH MAN was my heart broken.  I was pretty angry at parts, too.  The end to this one (the first book in the trilogy) made me scream.  I furiously ran and got the second book off the shelf, so strongly affected by it.  I'd say it definitely broke my heart.  (It's a good think book 2, An Echo in the Darkness, mended it, right?)

The Silent Boy by Lois Lowry
Not only have I read this book a few times and cried every time, but oftentimes I'll cry just talking about it with someone.  Like the one time I tried to tell my dad what it was about and got all teary eyed and had to take a deep breath and compose myself.  It's one of the best books ever.

Red by Ted Dekker
This is the second book in the Circle Trilogy, and man oh man it had me bawling like none other!  I usually cry about books when I'm at home in my room, or in the car, or somewhere that's not public.  But I'm pretty sure I was shedding tears over this one at a restaurant.  It's intense stuff.  It's such a beautiful story, of life, redemption, and a Love beyond all other loves.

Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie
This book is such a cute and happy book - at times.  At other times it's melancholy and slightly depressing.  It's like a wake-up call to real life, good but sometimes hard to face.  It does break my heart what happens with Peter in the end, probably because it's the most realistic thing that could have happened to the story.

The Princetta by Anne-Laure Bondoux
Oh.  DON'T even get me started with this one.  It's so sad!!  It reminds me of a Greek epic/tragedy, all together, wrapped into one beautiful book that I will never forget and always cherish.  My sister and I always share a look of incredible sadness whenever this book is brought up.

Delirium by Lauren Oliver
Did anyone think this was not going to be on here?  OMG.  This book made me cry for 30 minutes straight when I'd finished.  And it wasn't due to hormones or exhaustion or anything like that.  It was purely the fact that I need Alex.  Plain and simple.  Re-reading this one VERY soon before my pre-order of  Pandemonium comes in the mail!!

Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
Honestly, while this book totally broke my heart, it also made me so incredibly happy at the same time.  I mean, the finality of that last day, Sam's actions, the redemption and beauty of it - so perfect and wonderful and sad and a million other things all at once!

Inkspell by Cornelia Funke
This is a tear-jerker every single time I read it.  Like, I bawl.  I love Dustfinger so much, and everything that happens with him...well, you can only imagine.  Inkdeath makes it better, of course, but I think a piece of me dies every time I read the end of this book. So. Sad!

Num8ers by Rachel Ward
Holy crud.  I just recently finished this book, listening to it on audio every time I drove to work and back.  I was bawling in the end.  It had so much redemption and beauty, but man!  It was saaaaaddddd.....

The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoevsky
Woah.  This book contains so many beautiful themes, but also many tragic themes.  It's one of my top 5 favorite books and I can't even begin to describe my love for it.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J. K. Rowling
I don't see how you can read this book and not bawl your eyes out the entire stinking time.  Like, literally, from the beginning of Godric's Hollow to the end, I was crying pretty much the entire time.  Almost every event, and for sure every death...oh man, you don't even know.  Well, unless you've read the book, that is.

What are your lists?  What books broke your heart?  Link me up!!

1 comment:

  1. Delirium made me cry,too!!!! :'( Alex