This week's topic: Top Ten Books That Will Make You Cry
Although I’m a crier, I don’t tend to cry much when reading. So I can’t really give you ten books that will make you weep, but I do have ten that might make you at least mist up. The books that truly make me cry do it with one of two things: (1) they describe something I’ve been feeling for years better than I can, or (2) they discuss dying animals.
So, here are my top ten, in the order that I read them over the past several years:
A flawlessly written account of a bleak childhood.
Marley and Me, John GroganAforementioned dying animal.
The Geography of Love, Glenda BurgessA woman loses her husband to cancer.
Cold Tangerines, Shauna NiequistOne of the crying-from-relief-of-shared-experience reads.
Happens Every Day, Isabel GilliesA blow-by-blow dissolution of a marriage.
Bloom, Kelle HamptonAbout the birth of her daughter who was born with Down syndrome.
The Good Good Pig, Sy MontgomeryA story about a pig. But the story near the end about her friend’s “last pig” will tear your heart out. I cried out loud. Buckets of tears.
The Color of Rain, Michael & Gina SpehnNot a great book, but the pain of them each losing a spouse is raw.
Heaven is Here, Stephanie NielsonI ended up crying with her, not for her. Check out her blog.
Carry On, Warrior, Glennon MeltonThis is one of those books where I found myself crying. I didn’t even know I was crying. My husband and I went to hear her speak last year, and we both had tears in our eyes. She can articulate your life better than you can. Trust me.