This is the first time that I am taking part in the Top Ten Tuesday hosted by the Broke and the Bookish. I love the idea of this feature because I love creating lists of basically everything! It is also a great way to get to know fellow bloggers and readers.
This weeks Top Ten is about books that made me cry. It wasn’t easy but here are my top ten in this category:
- The Kite Runner (Khaled Hosseini)
This is one of the best books ever even though the story is sooo sad! I did not know a lot about the Afghan culture before reading this book but I can understand it so much better now and it gave a great new view on things that are not mentioned in the everyday news.
- The Diary of a Young Girl (Anne Frank)
For me as a German, the Second World War is a topic I have to deal with a lot. We talk about it so much in school and Germans are still associated with it. Next to the movie Schindler’s Liste, Anne Frank’s story is one of the most touching stories I’ve ever read!
- The Time Traveler’s Wife (Audrey Niffenegger)
This is just a fantastic love story!!! See my review about it here
- PS I love you (Cecilia Ahern)
This book is really unusual because it made me cry the most in the beginning. The beginning is really sad but I still cried during the rest of the book! It is a really touching story and I love the way it is written – so emotional!!!
- Message in a Bottle (Nicholas Sparks)
Who hasn’t cried while reading this book? I love the way Nicholas Sparks is always able to reach out to my feelings. This story was the first one I’ve ever read of him and it was the beginning of me reading everything he has written! Even my grandmother started reading it and she loves it as much as I do!
- The Green Mile (Stephen King)
I don’t know how many people have read this book. Probably less than the people who watched the movie. I’ve done both and I could feel so much with the prisoners being treated the way they are in this prison! I do not want to give away the ending but it is very emotional!!!
- Desert Flower (Waris Dirie)
I’m always interested in books about other cultures and especially about the people living in these cultures. But sometimes I am really really sad about how people have to suffer because of living in their culture. This books shows extremely detailed what is going on in some African countries and it touched me deeply!
- Sams letters to Jennifer (James Patterson)
Just another fantastic love story!!!
- Basically all other books written by Nicholas Sparks
As mentioned before, for me, he is one of the best romance writers. Many people I’e talked to don’t like his stories but I think that they are really realistic and they just go deep under my skin…
- At some point I also always cried in all Harry Potter books
I don’t think that this needs explanation…
Books that made me cry are also the books that I rate the highest most of the time! I think that is because they touch me so strongly and if a book is able to do so, it can only be an extremely good book!