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February 14: Top Ten Books That Broke Your Heart A Little

(Please note that I am writing this as I wait to go see “The Vow” in the theater! So I’m ready to have my heart broken in all sorts of ways.)

1.P.S. I Love You by Cecelia Ahern. Not only is this my favorite “Need a good cry” book; it’s my absolute favorite movie. I have watched it no less than a dozen times, and I cry like a baby the whole time. And the book? The same reaction. Probably one of my only “Good book turned into movie” books.

2. The Time Travelers Wife by Audrey Niffenegger. This book is extremely bittersweet for me. I love the story, but let’s be honest. It is absolutely gut-wrenchingly-heartbreaking.

3. Handle with Care by Jodi Picoult. This is my only experience with a Jodi Picoult book. I refuse to read another because this one left me so absolutely broken. I hated the end. I hated the book. But, it came to mind as I make this list.

4.A Time to Die (One Last Wish, #1) by Lurlene McDaniel. When I was a freshman in high school, I couldn’ get enough of Lurlene McDaniel’s books. The One Last Wish series especially broke my heart, and I keep thinking I should re-read them.

5. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. I dare you to tell me that this one didn’t break your heart. I dare you.

6. Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3) by Suzanne Collins. So much destruction, death and general sadness in this book. And just when you think you’ve got the worst of it? BAM! There’s more.

7.The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender. Not for the reasons you might think. Sure, there was sad times in this book. Sure, the ending wasn’t all happy and fuzzy. But more importantly? I really wanted to like this book. And I didn’t.

8. The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton. More aptly titled? The first book that made me cry. I read it for 7th Grade English/Social Studies. And yeah. It broke my heart. (Another book I should definitely Re-Read.)

9.Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls. You cried. Admit it. Seriosuly, don’t bother denying it. My husband cried. So I know you did too.

10. One Final Pass: The Brook Berringer Story by Arthur L. Lindsay. Here is where I win for unique. This is a local story from my hometown (Lincoln NE) and it was also the first book I read in one day. (I got it for Christmas when I was 13 – because I’d known Brook, he was a mentor at my junior high school.)

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along!(Just remember, NO SPOILERS!!)

Chopsticks by Jessica Anthony, Rodrigo Corral

Be sure to read my review (posted yesterday!) of this unique reading experience!

Now – for the teaser? I hate to do this to you – but you have to click this link.  (I know – I hate kicking you off my site, it does open in a new window. It is worth it. It is a teaser, a sample, of the fabulousness that is Chopsticks.)

So do it! Click to see my teaser!


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