A weekly meme hosted by Jennifer @ The Broke & the Bookish.
This week's topic is:
Top Ten Books That Made You Cry
An interesting topic...It's somewhat difficult for me, as I can feel sad while reading but rarely cry. I cry more at movies & an occasional commercial (ever seen the Alzheimer's awareness ones? Hoo boy). So, these choices may be more related to sadness than full-blown sobbing.
*SPOILERS MAY ENSUE*
1) Anne of Green Gables- L.M. Montgomery
When Matthew died. Even in the TV movie version, I cried at the same part.
2) Annie John- Jamaica Kincaid
At the end as Annie's mother runs alongside the train waving goodbye to her. Such a poignant moment.
3) The Book of Ruth- Jane Hamilton
The end is so shocking and sad, I felt it down to my core and it stayed with me so long afterward.
4) The Color Purple- Alice Walker
When Celie is reunited with her family at the end. The same part in the movie was just as tearful.
5) One True Thing- Anna Quindlen
I knew how it would end as I saw the movie prior to reading it but I couldn't help it anyway!
6) Marley & Me- John Grogan
I figured the book would end this way but I sobbed anyway.
7) Death of a Salesman- Arthur Miller
At the end, you feel like you've lost a strange yet happy-go-lucky friend.
8) Things Fall Apart- Chinua Achebe
At the end, when the colonization occurs & the white missionaries write off the entire tribe's history is just devastating.
9) The Lovely Bones- Alice Sebold
I cried a bit throughout this book given the circumstances of Susie Salmon and her tragic end, but also at the end because a little bit of hope lives on through Lindsay's baby girl.
10) The Lord of the Flies- William Goldman
When Piggy dies and at the end when the young boy mouths "help me" to the rescuer.