Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday!

Top Ten Books That Broke Your Heart A Little

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created over at The Broke and the Bookish which I adore and therefore chose to adopt into my weekly blog posts!

We are going anti-Valentine's Day today!! Even making this list made me a little sad! Keep in mind many of the reasons behind why these books broke my heart contain spoilers so read at your own risk!!

A Monster Calls
by Patrick Ness – This book was beautiful and it had me bawling like a baby near the end.

Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor – This book was heart wrenching and from the moment Kishmish died I was heartbroken yet elated at the same time. Then the ending happened and the longing only increased!

Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling – I remember reading the part where Sirius died and I was so heartbroken I just kept reading it over and over hoping I had made some mistake. Then in the last book when Hedwig dies I was shocked and hurt and ANGRY with those Death Eaters!! I vowed to get REVENGE, in the form of continuous reading, of course! To make a long story short: when Ron freaks out and leaves Harry and Hermione, Lupin and Tonks die (and Tonks was PREGNANT!!) and then the epic-ness that was the death of Severus Snape, oh my…I’m still not over it…

The Sevenwaters series by Juliet Marillier – There are multiple parts in all 6 books that break my heart every time I read them. Marillier is my favorite author and I think it is in part because she is able to break the heart in both good and bad ways and then mend it again when you thought it wasn’t possible to do so.

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern – This book was beautiful in a heart breaking way. Though the ending wasn’t specifically sad, it still broke my heart.

The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger – This book is a wonderful and entertaining love story but the ending was so sad!

The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks – I don’t think I have to explain this one. I don’t love Nicholas Sparks but the dude has a knack for heart breaking!

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins – I’ve only read book one and SPOILER ALERT Rue dies!! More importantly, at the end where Peeta believes Katniss was acting like she only loved him for “show” oh man I was screaming at her to just be honest, dammit!! Then I became all conflicted over the whole Gale vs. Peeta thing…I can’t even talk about it.

Little Women by Lousia May Alcott – Um Laurie marries Amy and BETH DIES!!! (I just remembered why I loathe this book..)

Charlottes Web by E.B. White – I definitely got teary when Charlotte died, don’t tell me you didn’t!


  1. I feel the same way about Nicholas Sparks. I'm not a big fan of him, but of the books I have read of them they all contain some sort of heartache.

  2. I gave Sparks two tries... and cried both times. Little Women...I'm still kicking myself over forgetting to add that one to my list. How could I have forgotten it???

  3. I really need to read The Time Traveler's Wife! Some great, heart breaking picks!

  4. Oh man, how could I forget Daughter of Smoke and Bone?
    Great picks, I recently added a few of these to my Wishlist.

  5. Harry Potter is (of course) on my list as well:) I really liked Daughter of Smoke and Bone, but I never felt as connected to that story as many others..:)

  6. I really want to read The Night Circus! And I feel the same way about poor Charlotte (it's on my list too).

  7. All the Harry Potter deaths were unbelievable. I also kept hoping I made a mistake with so many of them.

  8. I cried so bad at the end of Charlotte's Web, and I normally hate spiders! And the end of The Hunger Games is what broke my heart! I kinda expected the Rue thing, but I wanted to jump into my book and give Katniss a good shake once I'd finished it!

    Thanks for stopping by! :)

  9. I forgot about Hunger Games and Little Women!

    Thanks for stopping by :)

  10. I still get mad at the deaths in HP7. I know in my head that it makes complete sense that people were going to die, it's was a war after all, but it every death broke my heart (except you know who of course).

    It's been so long since I've read Charlotte's web but I'm sure I cried too!

    Thanks for stopping by!

  11. Hahaha, your anger towards Little Women makes me happy. And yes, Hedwig. I cried. EPIC TEARS. ALL OVER. And that was just the start. I was going to read slow and enjoy that book, but after that I powered through in a sitting needing to get revenge, and IT ONLY GOT WORSE. I was a blubbering mess. I may need to watch those movies tonight...

    1. That is SOO weird I was just thinking I am going to watch HP tonight and work on reviews for books I read months ago!

  12. Some really great books you've chosen there. I love Charlotte's Web and did indeed get tearful when she died!

    Jessica from Booked Up!