lunes, 25 de marzo de 2013

Books that make you cry …and cry, and cry.

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Some authors just have “it”. Not the normal “it”, the one that refers to this impossible to describe quality that makes some particular people so good at something that it’s almost like they were from outer space. No, I’m not talking about that (though, yes, some people are born like that). I’m talking about that thing where, no matter what they write, you end up sobbing like a baby.
(It happens. I swear)

Of course, a lot of it has to do with the subject. (And, on this, you will agree with me, some authors are big fans of the depressing stuff). It’s hardly possible to cry when good things are happening in the book. (I think). Some books you know you’re going to cry when you read the blurb in the back. And, yet, others catch you by surprise.

This is my list of sob-worthy books. (Meaning that, while reading these books, I cried so hard makeup was gone, and there was a puddle in the floor)
  1. The Fault in our Stars, John Green. I should have known. Really, I should have. Cancer patients. And yet I’d heard so much about this book, I’d decided to risk it. And I’m glad I did. It’s a wonderful book that lulls you into a false sense of security and then…rips your heart out. Oh, how I love it.
  2. The Book Thief, Markus Zusak. This one is harder to judge. It’s set during the Holocaust, so you kind of expect it to be sad and depressing, but it’s just brilliant, and sweet, and so, so heartwarming, and then…the bottom drops out in a way you won’t see coming and you cry and you cry and you cry. And then you put the book down and cry some more.
  3. Harry Potter, J.K Rowling. That’s cheating, you say! Which book? And, yes, maybe it’s cheating, because I’m pretty sure I cried like a baby during Book 5 (WHY, SIRIUS, WHY?), Book 6 (WHY, DUMBLEDORE, WHY?), Book 7, (WHY LUPIN, WHY WHY WHY?). It’s a wonder I had any tears left to cry in some others book after this series. (The worst part, honestly, was when it ENDED. That made me want to cry some more)
  4. The Time Traveler’s Wife, Audrey Niffenegger. You cried, right? Don’t try to deny it. EVERYONE cried. It was a little nice love story, and then it wasn’t, and then it made no sense whatsoever, but you didn’t care, because you were too busy, you know …crying.
  5. The Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseini. This is one of my favorite books ever. Maybe because it breaks my heart in so many little pieces, and then it tries to put them back together but never quite manages it. It will make you sob (if you have a heart, of course), and then you will dry your tears and think you’re okay, but you’re not, not really…this book never truly leaves you.
There are a lot more. (Okay, I ADMIT IT, I CRY A LOT), but these are the ones that first came to my mind. What about you? Any tear-jerkers to recommend?

2 comentarios:

  1. The Silver Kiss made me cry. Yeap, I do know it's about vampires. I also know it is a YA book I read when I was like 12. And even I can say it's not very original or particularly ingenious. Do I care? Nope. And I still cry whenever I read that ending.

  2. You cry when you have to cry, period. Who cares about what book it is or if it's culturally relevant or whatever? I tried to list the ones I remember touching me the most, but the truth is, I cry ....a LOT. I cried at half of Nicolas Sparks books and I'm not even sure I like them that much anymore. And I BAWLED over my Sister's Keeper. I think I was hyperventilating or something.

    I think it just means the book touched you, in some way. And that's always good.


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