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Break My Heart, Why Don’t You: Tear Inducing Reads


You’ll want a box of tissues nearby for these books. As sad and horribly depressed as some of these stories made me, I can’t help but love them. Here are my current favorite books that made me cry.

1. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

  • Whether you’re a fan of the classics or not, you can’t deny how tragically brilliant that ending was. That ending.

2. Falling Into You by Jasinda Wilder

  • Somehow Wilder had me crying before I even reached one hundred pages. All the feelings.

3. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J. K. Rowling

  • Laugh all you want, but listening to Harry talk to all of his dead loved ones about being afraid to die broke my heart.

4. Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare

  • I won’t lie. I bawled at the epilogue. Okay, through the epilogue.

5. The Evolution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

  •  I really just want to give Mara a hug; her life is so hard.

6. Fade by Lisa McMann

  • Poor Janie. I cried for a solid chapter in there. I just…I can’t….Losing her sight and the use of her hands? She’s only 17!

7. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

  •  At least I know I’m not alone in this one. That funeral scene. I mean, really??

Do you have any favorite sad books? Have you read any of these? Let me know what you think!



Hello! My name is Katie and I like to write. If I'm not writing, I'm probably reading, running, playing with my dogs, or eating peanut butter ;)

8 thoughts on “Break My Heart, Why Don’t You: Tear Inducing Reads

  1. The first book that ever made me cry was Jane Eyre. I read it when I was in my awkward teen years so Jane’s story really spoke to me, but with the tragic death that happened when she was at school…oh goodness. It was not just that it was sad, it was unexpected because it felt like it was right at the beginning of the story. Jane’s story and her perseverance through the harshness of life really spoke to me. Great post!


  2. Agree with you on A Tale of Two Cities and The Fault in Our Stars, though I didn’t cry only almost cried 😀 but I brawled on Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows, The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini and The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger. Great post, by the way.


    1. Thanks for stopping by! I’ve heard such great things about both The Kite Runner and The Time Traveler’s Wife, but haven’t picked them up yet. I’ll have to get to them soon!


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