Tell Me Something Tuesday: Books that made me cry

Posted July 19, 2022 by Berls in Tell Me Something Tuesday / 5 Comments

Tell Me Something Tuesday

Tell Me Something Tuesday was hosted by Rainy Day Ramblings, but she has (temporarily?) stopped blogging. So a group of us that had been doing posts (Linda from Book Girl of Mur-y-Castell, Karen from For What It’s Worth, Roberta from Offbeat YA, Jen from That’s What I’m Talking About  and me) decided to get together, come up with some more topics and keep the meme going.Michelle made us a logo and we’re off and running. For more details, check out this post where I reintroduced the meme.

I can be sporadic, but when I do join in I will always share next week’s topic at the end of the post. So, today is about…

Tell us about a book that made you cry (movie if you can’t remember)

Oh goodness, until I’m asked… I have read so many books that made me cry but can I think of a single one right now? No! Hold on, scouring my Goodreads shelves. Of course, I don’t have a shelf for books that made me cry. Ok I sorted my read books by rating – any book that made me cry will be AT LEAST 4 stars, as I really do love books that have the ability to pull that kind of emotion out of me. Let’s see what I come up with. I’ll try to pick 5.

  1. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck. This was the very top of my 5 star list and may quite possibly be the FIRST book I ever read that destroyed me. Oh my gawd how I cried.
  2. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by JK Rowling. Okay this book got me multiple times. I cried at the beginning when they were risking their life for Harry, several times throughout, and of course as key characters died. But the MOMENT was Dobby. I had to stop reading (and I still read the whole book in like 18 hours straight, on release day) I was so destroyed.
  3. Promises in Death by JD Robb. To be honest I don’t really remember why (because these books all kind of blur together, there’s so many), but according to my review “there were quite a few moments where tears trailed down my face.” So there you have it. I cried. Quite a few times. LOL.
  4. Before I Wake and With All My Soul by Rachel Vincent. Ohhhhh this series! I read these back in 2013 but as soon as I scrolled to these covers I knew they had to be on my list. I still remember feeling shattered. I cannot remember which book more thoroughly destroyed me — I feel like one book ended in tears and the next started in them. So they are a combined entry on my list.
  5. Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover. I feel like I should just add a note of “and all other books I’ve read by Colleen Hoover.” This woman has the ability to DESTROY me like no other. I actually can’t believe her books didn’t spring to my mind immediately. Everyone I’ve ever read has been sob fest. In fact, I haven’t read as many of her books as I would have liked because I just have to be in the right emotional space to undertake that kind of soul destruction, albeit temporary. I do think this one destroyed me the most thoroughly.

What about you?

Next week’s topic: Do you prefer movies or TV series?

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About Berls

Michelle adopted me as part of her blog when I decided to close down my blog, Fantasy is More Fun. The blog was dying, but my love of reading and the blogosphere was still strong as ever - so I found my new home here at Because Reading!

I'm not just a book lover, but a one time author (that hopes to be more in the future), wife, mom to the cutest, happiest, best 2 year old and step-mom to the craziest, sweetest 22 year old on the planet. My family mean everything to me and they appear frequently in the Sunday Post with Berls. So grab a glass of wine and chat books, blogging, and family with me!

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5 responses to “Tell Me Something Tuesday: Books that made me cry

  1. Oh yes, I sobbed when Dobby died, but I’d already cried earlier in the series when a couple others went down, too. I avoid books I know will make me cry so that some authors I haven’t read yet like Colleen Hoover. 🙂