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OH LOOK, I CHEATED. QUELLE SURPRISE. This was such a tough topic because I'm the world's biggest crybaby. There are some books I just can't bring myself to read because I know I'll simply dissolve when I do(The Fault In Our Stars, Second Chance Summer, and The Book Thief, to name a few). Here are the ones I've made it through, and here are the levels of sobbery they caused me.
Ten Tissue Books
Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
Ouch my heart.
If You Find Me by Emily Murdoch
This book is gorgeous, bittersweet, and ultimately uplifting.
The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson
Another beautiful book that hurts SO BAD but has just enough light to balance the dark.
Entire Box of Tissues Books
Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas
You KNOW what you did, Sarah. You know.
Endangered by Eliot Schrefer
ANIMALS IN DANGER. Animal human friendship. You are made of stone if you do not cry like a little bitch baby.
"I Need to Lie Down in a Bed of Tissues" Books
Through the Ever Night by Veronica Rossi
The "thing". The "thing" happened and I want it to unhappen because noooo
Lady Thief by A.C. Gaughen
Everything hurts and I'm dying.
Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
*throws things* *wails* *hides under pillows*
Requires a Factory of Tissues Books
These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner
Oh look, another traumatic "thing" from which I will never recover.
Kinslayer by Jay Kristoff
Nobody knows the trouble I seeeeee.... nobody knows my sorrowwwww...
"Book Me a Shuttle to Tissue Planet" Books
Allegiant by Veronica Roth
Heaving, hiccuping sobs. Choking, punched-in-the-chest, dying-from-asphyxiation sobs. Hideous, painful, don't-look-at-me-until-I-smear-the-feelings-off-my-face sobs.
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling
I read this entire book on a long bus ride to camp full of fellow twelve-year-olds. I proceeded to weep copiously in front of my fellow twelve-year-olds.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling
KILL ALL MY FAVORITE CHARACTERS, WHY DON'T YOU, JO.
Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
*points above* *refuses to speak of this*
If I Stay by Gayle Forman
Ughhhhhh the traumaaaaaa. Seriously, I finished this book while in the bath and I was thisclose to slipping under the water and drowning myself to end the pain (not really, but my bath was mostly saltwater by the end).
Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls
Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
Why do they let children read these books?!
And the saddest book of all goes to... a 2014 series ender that doesn't come out for months and months that I've already read. I know, I'm a big tease, but it happens to be the SADDEST SAD TO EVER SAD. YOU WILL NOT EVEN BELIEVE IT WHEN IT HAPPENS, GUYS. You will not even believe.