This is a fun weekly meme hosted by Heidi over at Rainy Day Ramblings. It is a fun post where she asks a question each week and we get to answer it. It is a fun way to get to know each other and maybe even introduce each other to new books and authors along the way.
This weeks questions is:
What are the saddest, tear jerking books you have read?
And even though I already had a post scheduled for today, I couldn't resist joining in because tear jerkers are some of my most favorite reads, especially those that you least expected to cry while reading.
The first book I can ever remember really crying over, like cry your heart out and go through tissues like crazy
Next would be a book that I picked up on a whim and never expected to cry over let alone fall in love with, Hotel in the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford.
This was a debut novel for Ford and you never would believe it. It was so well written and I connected with the story instantly. If you love anything having to do with this time period, pick this one up, you won't regret it.
I admit it, I cried like a baby at the ending of this one. I adore this series but this book impacted me the most. So much happens to Harry and those he loves, it was heart wrenching and this is the one book that really changed Harry the most. Really turned him into a man from a boy.
Believe it or not this next one was my very first Patterson book and I loved it. Not like most of his crime fighting mystery thrillers at all.
Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas. So emotional. I watched the movie years later and...it was horrible. I was so disappointed in it. It didn't do the book justice at all.
Also my first book by this author, If I Stay by Gayle Forman. I loved the lyrical prose and the heartache of the main character. There was just something so captivating about it that I couldn't help but get wrapped up in the story.
I really could be on here all day naming books that have made me cry because honestly, I am a crier. I can cry over a sweet Hallmark commercial, a poem my kids have written me or even just because someone else is crying and I can feel their pain or their happiness. I am a big sap.
But if there is one author I can count on to always make me cry (as well as laugh my butt of the next minute) it is Kristin Higgins. I love all her work, her books are just fabulous and if you like chick-lit at all, check out her work, you won't regret it.
Here is one of my favorites from her.
Next week's question:
"Cliffhangers... do they make you want to read the next book or steer you away?"