Books That Made Me Cry
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Oh, goodness. I can’t possibly list all of them or even think of all of them over the years, but I will try my best!
Someone to Love made me cry for different reasons. First because of how Willow grew up. Her relationship is what I fear too many children today face at home. Then her entire backstory and the residual side effects for it. I talk a little in depth about it in my review from Monday. I cried for the girl I was and what could have happened to me, like Willow. I cried for my friends who invisibly now have a semicolon tattoo, and for my cousin who chose the period.
Tears of frustration on this one! I know it was a hard situation all around for the MC, but the constant loop playback of “I’m not a good wife” was too much. And then she would force herself to make herself miserable and unhappy trying to prove to herself she was a good wife when no one around was disagreeing. The self-hurt cycle was strong here and it was wearing.
I think I cried while reading Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet. The title just lends itself naturally to tears. No one likes bitter. I can’t really remember since I read it last spring, but I am almost 100% positive I cried. The story was so touching to me. It is a favorite in my heart.
Which is also where my next book resides. Code Name Verity was a book I had heard around, but just by its title. I had no idea what it was about, and even when I started reading it I skipped the synopsis. It is an incredible story and I ugly cried. Oh, I ugly cried. In fact, when I got the climax (which I was not expecting at all!) I was keening in the bathroom because that’s where I happened to be while I was listening. I had to take deep breaths and really get myself together before I could walk out. This book carries such an impact. It is one that you will never forget.