Top 5 Books That Made Me Cry

This Top 5 Wednesday series is inspired by the weekly meme on Goodreads which you can find here. I no longer follow the topics and instead use my own.

Hi lovely people! I wasn’t sure what to post about today and then I spotted the topic ‘books that made me cry’ in my list and thought why not? I don’t usually cry at books – but I do get very emotional and have a few tears for many different reasons! I can definitely be a crybaby at times 😛 Here are a few that have made me cry.


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On September 5th, a little after midnight, Death-Cast calls Mateo Torrez and Rufus Emeterio to give them some bad news: they’re going to die today. Mateo and Rufus are total strangers, but for different reasosn, they’re both looking for a new friend on their End Day. The good news: there’s an app for that. It’s called the Last Friend, and through it, Rufus and Mateo are about to meet up for one last great adventure – to live a lifetime in a single day. 

I mean, it’s pretty much a goal of Adam Silvera’s to make his readers cry, right? And he doesn’t fail – I even have What if It’s Us on my made-me-cry Goodreads shelf!


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If the only way to save the world was to destroy what you loved most, would you do it?
The clock is ticking. Everyone must choose.
Passion. Power. Secrets. Enchantment.
Danger closes in around the Shadowhunters in the final installment of the bestselling Infernal Devices trilogy.


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17 year old Rukhsana Ali tries her hardest to live up to her conservative Muslim parents’ expectations, but lately she’s finding that harder and harder to do. She rolls her eyes instead of screaming when they blatantly favor her brother and she dresses conservatively at home, saving her crop tops and makeup for parties her parents don’t know about. Luckily, only a few more months stand between her carefully monitored life in Seattle and her new life at Caltech, where she can pursue her dream of becoming an engineer.
But when her parents catch her kissing her girlfriend Ariana, all of Rukhsana’s plans fall apart. Her parents are devastated; being gay may as well be a death sentence in the Bengali community. They immediately whisk Rukhsana off to Bangladesh, where she is thrown headfirst into a world of arranged marriages and tradition. Only through reading her grandmother’s old diary is Rukhsana able to gain some much needed perspective. 
Rukhsana realizes she must find the courage to fight for her love, but can she do so without losing everyone and everything in her life?

This book can be absolutely heartbreaking and I had a few tears towards the end!


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Jude and her twin Noah are close until a tragedy drives them apart. Now they are barely speaking – and both are falling for boys they can’t have. Love’s complicated.

I cried at I’ll Give You the Sun for more reasons than one. It is heartbreaking, but I also cried with relief because I expected it to end on a worse note! I remember just finishing this book and bursting into tears, it was such a rollercoaster.


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At Thornfield Hall, resolute and independent Jane Eyre finds fulfillment in her duties as governess, and the love of her life in her employer Edward Rochester. But when a dark secret from Rochester’s past comes to light, Jane must make the most difficult decision of her life: to stay beside the man she loves regardless of the truth, or to embark upon a new life free of the encumbrances of the past.

Jane Eyre has to be one of my most loved and most read books. I picked it up for the first time when I was 11 and have probably read it 4 or 5 times since. Every time it never fails to make me cry in it’s most intense and desolate parts, even though I know the full story and how it ends!

Another worthy classic to note for me for a different reason is East of Eden! I actually didn’t cry during the story, but instead was overcome with emotion when talking about it to my boyfriend Josh, who had recommended it to me. It changed my view of reading so much that I couldn’t help but cry over the magnitude of my feelings for it.

Which books made you cry? And why?


May your shelves forever overflow with books! ☽

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10 thoughts on “Top 5 Books That Made Me Cry

  1. I hardcore ugly cried during The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo (more than once) and History Is All You Left Me. I cried a bit during We Both Die At The End, too. The reasons for each would be a bit spoilery, but mostly sadness. I sometimes cry a bit during happy moments, but not that often.

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  2. I thought the ending for “I’ll Give You the Sun” was going to be better I don’t know haha, but I agree it has some deep and harsh scenes that are impossible not to be moved by it… XD oh that book ❤

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