Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday

Today I'm participating in Top Ten Tuesday hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

Top Ten Eleven Books That Broke Your Heart A Little (this year we're going ANTI-Valentine's Day :P )

If I Stay1. If I Stay by Gail Forman.  Mia had to make the hardest decision of her life in this novel.  I can’t even imagine the pain she was going through and would continue to go through.  I'm pretty sure I cried the entire way through this novel. 

2. The Life You Longed For by Maribeth Fischer.  This novel was so heartbreaking.  It swept you up emotionally through the pain, longing, and hope.

3. Any book by Lurlene McDaniel.  I used to read all of her book when I was young.  Each one was so sad and someone always died.  I don't know why I kept reading them when all I did was cry by the end of the book.

4. Between Shades of Grey by Ruta Sepetys.  Another story of heartache and grief.   Not only was it about survival, but also about a tremendous journey and overcoming dire circumstances.

The Sky Is Everywhere5. The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson.  My sister is the closest person to me and I couldn't imagine having to live even one day without her.  This book examines that bond and how to move on after losing a sister.

6. Marley & Me by John Grogan.  It seriously took me like 2 hours to read the last couple of pages because I was crying so hard I couldn’t see the pages anymore.  I knew what was going to happen, but emotionally it was too much for me to handle.  

7. A Walk to Remeber by Nicholas Sparks.  I have to admit I'm not a huge Nicholas Sparks fan now, but about 10 or so years ago I read a lot of him.  This novel left me breathless and so sad.  I can't even watch the movie without crying at least once.

8. Sisterhood Everlasting by Ann Brashares.  I'm not sure if it was because the end of a series or because of the circumstances in this book, but it left me feeling lost and a bit empty (in a good way if that is possible).

9. Shadow Kiss by Richelle Mead.  The ending of this book was crazy emotional and completely unexpected.  I was so hurt and shocked that it took me days to sort out my emotions.

10. Lover Unbound by J.R. Ward.  When I really connect with a character I am fiercely protective of them.  So at the end of this novel I was not only heartbroken, I was actually quite upset.  I felt that Vishous had been through enough in his life and then to deal him that hand was downright mean.   

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix  (Harry Potter, #5)11. Harry Potter (books 5-7) by J.K. Rowling.  These last three books had very important people die.  I understand a war was going on and there had to be causalities, but that doesn't mean it hurt any less.   


  1. Happy Valentine's Day. I hate it when you get invested in a character and then the author does away with them. :-( And, I refuse to read or watch Marley and Me... see my post to see why.

  2. Ohhh I definitely agree with HP! Those books definitely broke my heart into A MILLION pieces!! I'm sad that so many people died in them!

    Anna @ Literary Exploration

  3. Ugh, Sisterhood Everlasting. I felt sad to see the series closing, sad at the circumstances... that book was overall not a pleasant experience for me! And Marley and Me definitely tore me up. TORE ME UP. I get upset even thinking about it!

  4. Lurlene McDaniel and Nicholas Sparks are so cruel. They are always killing off characters. Breaks my heart too!

    I don't think there is a single person I know who I haven't recommend IF I STAY to.

    Awesome list, Lisa! Happy V-day!

  5. A Walk to Remember was so sad, I cried like a baby. I have not read Marley and Me but I've seen the movie & it also broke my heart.

    Happy Valentine's Day!


  6. Marley and Me, sniff, even seeing the book cover makes me teary.

  7. I so have to read If I Stay, it sounds like a great book !!
    Shadow Kiss is an amazing book, I was heartbroken too when I finished reading it !

  8. We both listed HP 5-7, too funny. I completely agere with you about If I Stay too!

  9. I love your list, Lisa! The Sky is Everywhere is so heartbreaking. I'm sure that if I had any siblings that I'd feel the same way you do. If I Stay was also so sad...

  10. Harry Potter broke my heart!! I didn't even think of Marley and Me, it was so sad! Great list, I have to add some of these to my TBR pile. Thanks for stopping by!


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