The Crying Book Tag

You know, The Fault In Our Stars was the first book to ever make me full on sob/ugly cry in a book. From there, I because an overly emotional reader. The next book to break me was Clockwork Princess. Now, it really doesn’t take much to get me to shed a tear or ten. My eyes will start burning, a lump will form in my throat and I’ll lose it…or suffer in quiet silence.

I listened to To Sleep In A Sea of Stars while at work, and I hit the end, and I was crying at a certain scene.

If it’s heartfelt, I’m probably crying.

I can’t help it.

Hell, I’ve made myself cry when writing my own scenes.

Long story short – John Green wrecked me for all emotional scenes.

He broke me and I’ve never recovered lol.

Lauren over at Narrative Paradise created a tag talking about books that made her cry – and then I saw that Sammy over at We Write at Dawn did this tag (and tagged me). And I figured that since I’m now this overly emotional sap when it comes to touching scenes in books, and the fact I’ve read some books that have straight up fucking broke me, that I would do this.

THE RULES:

  • Answer all the prompts with a book that made you tearful (on the inside counts)
  • Link back to the original post
  • Tag as many people as you want
  • Drink some water

FOREIGN FILM CRY: A BOOK THAT WAS BOTH BEAUTIFUL AND SAD

Invisible Ghosts – I had to pause reading this book because I was crying so much. This is easily my favorite of Robyn Schneider’s contemporary books. It sucks you in and you’re left wanting more. But it will definitely bring tears to your eyes.


HORRIFIED WAIL: A BOOK WHERE EVERYTHING WENT WRONG JUST WHEN THINGS WERE GOING RIGHT

Soulswift – I have to agree with Sammy about this one. Also, I completely 100% blame her for making me read this absolutely amazing book. But you’re not ready. This book was utterly fantastic, but omfg it fucking ruined me. Definitely go read it.


DRY-EYED SHOCK: AN ENDING THAT DIDN’T GIVE YOU THE CLOSURE YOU NEEDED

I could totally put Soulswift for this prompt too, but I won’t. I also want to say Thicker Than Water by Brigid Kemmerer, but it’s been so long since I read it, I fear I might be misremembering. I don’t think I am, but I’m not sure. So, instead I’m going to veer away from contemporary reads and say Unchained by Jennifer L. Armentrout. This book should have been the first in a trilogy (at least) and it wasn’t and I’ll forever be bitter that there isn’t more.


CHILDHOOD WOUND: A BOOK THAT RELATED TO EVENTS IN YOUR LIFE

Echoes Between Us – this technically doesn’t relate to anything I’ve ever gone through, but damn if I didn’t completely relate to it and feel seen. I connected to this book in a way I never expected to. If you haven’t yet read this book, you’re seriously missing out. It’s fantastic, so good, you need to go pick it up.


EXHAUSTED TEARS: A BOOK YOU WERE HYPED ABOUT THAT YOU ENDED UP HATING

I wanted to say These Violent Delights but since I do kind of want to give it another try in the future, I’m going to have to go with Realm Breaker. I regret wasting an Audible Credit on this book. I figured I’d give it a chance because it sounded really good, and because I wanted to give Victoria another chance after not enjoying Red Queen. Can I tell you anything that happened in Realm Breaker? Nope. Nothing at all. It was 600 pages of wtf is happening and why is it taking so long to happen.


This was a fun tag! I’m not going to tag anyone in particular, but feel free to do the tag! If you do, do it, let me know so I can check out your answers!

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