We have been having fun with Top Ten Tuesday, so we decided we will do one every week. This bookish meme was hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, and has been going since June 2010! Since January 2018 Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.
This week’s topic is books I’d gladly throw in the ocean. I have wanted to do that quite a few times with books, but today I’m going to use the reason that they broke my heart, haha. So let’s talk about ten books that broke my heart and made me want to throw them in the ocean (even though I loved most of these, haha).
The Last Letter – Rebecca Yarros
Okay, I have to start off by saying that Rebecca Yarros always makes me cry. I don’t think I’ve ever not shed a tear while reading one of her books, but The Last Letter was the worst of all. It was already a pretty emotional story, but just when I thought all was good she did something I didn’t see coming. It hurt, haha.
Me Before You – Jojo Moyes
Another story that really made me cry was Me Before You. I was doing good through most of the book, but near the end the tears were streaming down my face. I remember going to see the movie adaptation and everyone was sniffling, haha. I wasn’t the only one.
A Thousand Boy Kisses – Tillie Cole
Okay, I should’ve known that this one would hurt, because Goodreads says it’s a tearjerker. I was reading and really loved A Thousand Boy Kisses, but again I wasn’t expecting the way this story would go. I know it’s going to hurt, but I want to read this one again soon.
The Fault in Our Stars – John Green
I’m sure a lot of you know this one. Just like with Me Before You I was okay through most of the book. I expected something to end badly, but just not how it ended up going. I cried while reading the book and watching the movie. I think everyone left the theater with red eyes after seeing The Fault in Our Stars.
Slammed – Colleen Hoover
Just like with Rebecca Yarros, Colleen Hoover is another author that always seems to make me cry. Slammed was a trilogy I flew through, but it definitely has its own heartbreaking moments. I totally forgot to add this to my list of books to reread this year and may just have to change that soon.
My Life as a Country Album – LJ Evans
LJ Evans knows how to make you connect with her characters and feel all of the emotions she puts into her stories. You know from the start that things aren’t all happily ever after for these characters as you wish they would be, but it still hit me! My Life as a Country Album is a beautiful book, but it hits you in all the feels.
Date Me, Bryson Keller – Kevin van Whye
Date Me, Bryson Keller was one of my favorite books last year and another one that hit me in all the feels. One of the main characters has a few moments with their family and I can’t imagine how that would feel. I was crying along with the character.
Queen of Air and Darkness – Cassandra Clare
Cassandra Clare knows how to suck you into the world her characters are in and The Dark Artifices was a pretty emotional trilogy. There were many heartbreaking moments, but I just couldn’t put it down. That’s why I’m a big scared to start Chain of Gold, because I know these books can hurt.
One True Loves – Taylor Jenkins Reid
One True Loves was my first book by Taylor Jenkins Reid and I wasn’t really sure what to expect when starting this book. It definitely sounded like something I’d love. I can’t imagine what it must feel like when you lose the life of your life and never expect for him to come back and then he’s suddenly there just as you start to move on. This was such an emotional story!
The Iron Flower – Laurie Forest
There’s one thing I can say and that is Laurie Forest isn’t always nice to her characters, haha. Okay, I know there’s a lot going on in this world and not all can get a happily ever after, but this one really hits home quite a few times. I love the world, but have come so attached to some of these characters. I’m preparing myself mentally before continuing with the next book.
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So these are ten books I’d gladly throw in the ocean. What books would you gladly throw in the water? Let me know in the comments! Feel free to leave your links.