Books That Always Make Me Cry

So, here is a list of the books that I loved so, so much and I have read them more than once, and every time I read them, I’m spellbound. I’m always in tears.

I’m starting with the books that I read recently and I’d go back to the books that I haven’t read for a long time.

1. Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma

Well, it’s the one I read most recently and I loved it so, so much. I’d say this book isn’t for everyone. If you feel queasy reading about incest, you must not read it. But, I liked it and I can say that because I cried, like, I literally cried. I sobbed into my pillow for real.

So, it’s a story of siblings Lochan and Maya who fall in love with each other. Their parents have abandoned them and they have to figure out everything for their little siblings. They know their relationship is wrong and they know they can’t continue. But, they can’t stop because being away from each other hurts. Physically as well as emotionally.

So, reading this book hurt me so, so much. I was dreaming about it when I was asleep. I was thinking about it every fucking moment. I didn’t like the way their future unfolded. I didn’t like the situation they found themselves in. I didn’t like the adults in their life. I didn’t like the way the younger siblings were hurting and couldn’t do anything.

Their raw emotions, their confusion, their desperation and hurt make it seem so…unvarnished.

And that’s why I cried. I don’t know if I’d read this book again or not, but I know that I loved it.

2. Amy And Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson

Amy Curry is a girl who’s afraid of sitting behind the wheels after the death of her father. A month after her mom starts her new life in a new state, Amy has to follow. Since she can’t drive the car herself, her childhood friend Roger has been given the task of dropping Amy to her new home.

Well, the trip should take four days…but, Amy and Roger decide to take a detour and make the trip worthwhile.

Well, there are a lot of other things, too. I like the whole detour part. I like how the emotions work. I like Amy and Roger and minor characters like Charlie and Amy’s mother. And there are certain places where I really cried. There were tears of joy, too. Well, I’d say I love this book.

3. Eliza And Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia

This is a beautiful book with a beautiful cover, I know. And inside is a beautiful story. This is a story of a girl named Eliza, who is the creator of a popular webcomic, but no one knows about it except her family. Eliza is an introvert and has no friends (literally; excepting two people she met on the internet) and has some anxiety issues, too. But then, a guy named Wallace enters her life. Wallace is a guy with issues of his own that have made him a selective mute.

She’s still figuring out her situation in life and struggling with her issues when suddenly everybody comes to know about her secret.

I love this book. When I first read it, I was sure I’d read it again. Being a shy introvert who struggles with anxiety, I think I relate a lot to Eliza. I’m also someone who has only a few friends. I also spend most of my time either on the internet or reading books. Even imagining talking to a group of people is my worst nightmare. And when you’re someone who’s the anonymous creator of one of the biggest webcomics, life’s gotta be tough. Especially if everyone comes to know who you are.

Well, there’s a lot more to this book than what I’ve let on here. I’d rather you read it on your own because it is FREAKING GOOD.

4. Call Me By Your Name by André Aciman

Okay, the book that I have has a different cover. But who cares about covers?

About this book, don’t just get me started… Imma cry right now.

*Tears streaking down my cheeks*

I love this.

I think I should write a beautiful review for this book but I know I won’t be able to do justice to the book. Because this book is a fucking modern classic. I don’t have the vocabulary to describe this beautiful, beautiful book. And I love the movie, too.

I love everything that’s in the book. I love the characters. I love the passion and the rawness of their love. I fucking love each and everything about this book. Okay, the thing that I don’t quite like is the ending of this book ( I love it, actually. Is my heart made of stone? If it weren’t for the ending we wouldn’t have felt all those emotions).

5. A World Without You by Beth Revis

This book is about a guy named Bo, who thinks that he can travel back in time and is sent to a facility for treatment for his mental illness by his parents. Bo finds himself becoming close to a girl named Sofia, and then Sofia dies. Bo thinks that he has left Sofia back in time.

Well, this book is intense. And there was a time when it was about to end that I felt that I couldn’t go on. It was way too much for my heart to handle.

This book is written in the first person point of view of Bo and his sister Phoebe. Well, what made me cry was Phoebe’s point of view and how her life changed after Bo’s illness and how her parents react and behave after all the drama that unfolded in their lives.

6. A Girl Made Of Stars by Ashley Herring Blake.

If there’s one book that I think I’ve read this year and is really important, I think it is this one.

A girl made of stars. It is about a girl called Mara and her twin Owen who share a good bond until Owen is accused of raping his girlfriend and Mara’s best friend Hannah at a party. Mara is confused as to who to believe. Hannah is her best friend and would never lie. Owen is her brother and would never rape a girl.

She’s torn between her sense of wrong and right. She’s confused. She’s desperate for answers. Her emotions are running high and then there is her past. A thing she hasn’t shared with anyone.

Well, the book isn’t just about Mara and Owen and Hannah and trust. It’s also about sexuality. Mara is bisexual and is (was) in a relationship with Charlie who is genderqueer and uses she/her pronouns. Their relationship is also an important part of the book.

There are certain things that made me cry when I read the book. It is beautiful and is beautifully written. I’m a fan of Ashley Herring Blake after reading this one. I think you should read this one and find it out for yourself.

7. Letters To The Lost by Brigid Kemmerer

I don’t buy expensive books, but this one was hella expensive. It’s about a guy named Declan and a girl named Juliet.

Juliet is a simple high-school girl whose mother is her idol and she has always written letters to her. After her mother’s death, she starts writing her letters to her grave because it’s her only way to cope with the pain her death has left.

Declan, who’s working at the cemetery (for community service) finds the letter and replies and they start exchanging letters to each other.

But, there are certain truths that they don’t know which may “tear them apart”.

So, this one is one of the best books that I’ve read. I don’t know why it is so underrated. I liked the characters. I liked the story. It made me cry. What else is needed for five stars?

8. History Is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera

This book is hopeless. If you want to marinate in misery for a week, pick this one up. There’s literally no better option. It starts and starts giving you the pain of your life and ends with it.

Well, it’s a story of Griffin whose ex-boyfriend, Theo, dies. Griffin is in love with him and the person who he is least likely to share his pain with is Jackson, who was Theo’s boyfriend at the time of his death. The guys hate each other. Griffin’s jealousy and hatred for Jackson don’t let him confide in Theo in the beginning. But then, what choice does he have?

Trust me, this book gets a little better in the end but is still painful. Even though I don’t know how I feel about this one even after it has been about six months since I last read it, it definitely made my eyes puffy and itchy for the next few days due to excessive tear-loss.

9. All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

If there’s one thing I’m thankful for that a stranger has done for me is writing this book. Thanks, Jennifer Niven.

I’ve read it twice and I’m going to read it once again so I can review it a little better.

It is slightly less painful than History Is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera if we’re comparing.

It’s about Theodore Finch, a guy in the senior year of high school. Finch is obsessed with suicide and one day, while he’s standing at the bell tower of his school, he finds a girl, Violet, standing next to him, contemplating jumping off. Finch talks her out of jumping off and they later become friends.

Violet and Finch have their own set of problems, but when their geography teacher assigns them a project that they have to do together, they fall in love.

What happens next is something that you have to find out for yourself, if you haven’t read the book.

The end just made me cry so much that I was ready to overlook the problems I had with certain characters and gave it five stars.

10. The Fault In Our Stars by John Green

I had read it in 2013 for the first time because I came to know that there was gonna be a movie.

I think I’m going to review it on my blog someday when I reread it. It is the first book that took five stars from me.

It’s about two people who have a terminal illness (cancer) who fall in love and their love is so pure, I feel like dying.

There’s a quote in this book that I’m gonna share because it was real for me at that time.

And then there are books like An Imperial Affliction, which you can’t tell people about, books so special and rare and yours that advertising your affection feels like a betrayal.

It is something our main character, Hazel, says about a book she loves. And for me, it was true for TFIOS.

I was so fucking possessive about this book that I didn’t even tell my best friend I had read it because I didn’t want her to hate something about it.

Now that I’m over it, I feel like there were a few flaws in the book, but I don’t really care. I’m ready to overlook them cuz this book is so, so special for me. I’m gonna point out the flaws in the real book review that I’ll write.

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