Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Top Ten Tuesdays #2
This is a weekly meme posted by The Broke and the Bookish (http://brokeandbookish.blogspot.com/). This week is the top ten books that made you cry.
Oh goodness this is an easy one for me. I am such and emotional person sometimes and it doesn't usually take much to make me cry. Alright well here are mine:
10) Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay
This novel is quite touching and there is one scene in particular where I found myself tearing up. It wasn't a full on cry for this one but it came close a few times.
9) The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne
This book was touching because of the innocence of the boy. He really had absolutely no idea of the atrocities being committed in his own backyard.
8) Friday Night Knitting Club by Kate Jacobs
I will admit I didn't think this would be a tearjerker but it is. It is not just a light and cheery book. Be prepared because I wasn't and I ended up crying on the bus. Yes folks, I was the crazy lady on the bus that day.
7) The Book of Negroes by Lawrence Hill
This is an absolutely amazing book. I cried because I find it appalling the things that have been to people in this world all based on the colour of their skin. Ridiculous if you ask me!
6) My Sisters Keeper by Jodi Picoult
Well, this was a huge movie with Cameron Diaz but those of you who only watched the movie saw a very different ending than what was in the book. The book was undoubtable better as my fiancee can attest as he was there for all the crying.
5) The Stone Carvers by Jane Urquhart
I read this book for a Canadian Lit class and the novel focuses a lot of attention on soldiers lost in the war. It was a very moving and powerful novel.
4) The Time Travellers Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
Well, since this was a huge blockbuster hit I imagine most of you know why I was crying at the end of this book. It was especially touching when Henry comes back and speaks with his daughter.
3) Anybody Out There by Marian Keyes
This is mostly a chick lit book and I don't usually cry much during these types of books but I couldn't help but cry for the main character in this book. I can't tell you why without giving too much away but you should get this book and read it :)
2) The Dress Lodger by Sheri Holman
I love, love, love this book! I read it for my Neo-Victorian Lit class and I just couldn't put it down. I cried for the title character of this novel. She was born into the wrong class and at the wrong time (during the cholera outbreak) and was taken advantage of by the wrong people. I couldn't help but shed a few tears for her.
1) The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
This book was emotional for me because I just couldn't believe the violation of people in this novel. Overall it was an amazing story but there were so many disturbing things in this novel and I had a hard with them.
Okay, okay, I couldn't stick to 10 so I have 11 :)
11) The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks
I have to say I wasn't really thinking this would be all that great because the only other Nicholas Sparks books I had read were a little cheesy but I ended up really liking this book. I bawled like a baby at the end of this book.