Friday, July 12, 2013


This is a fun challenge for book bloggers created and hosted by April at Good Books Good Wine.  

15 Day Book Blogger Challenge | Good Books And Good Wine


I don't always love to cry when I read, but there are definitely times where I am in the mood for a good tearjerker.  I have read a variety over the years and here are some of my favorites:

The Fault in Our Stars
The Fault In Our Stars by John Green -- I'm sure this will be a popular answer, but for good reason.  I loved every moment of reading this YA contemporary, but I was a mess during the last half.

"There will come a time when all of us are dead. All of us. There will come a time when there are no human beings remaining to remember that anyone ever existed or that our species ever did anything. There will be no one left to remember Aristotle or Cleopatra, let alone you."

Lover Awakened (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #3)
Lover Awakened by JR Ward -- Zsadist is a truly tortured hero and his journey is very difficult to read about, but still worth it all in the end.

"I'm not broken, I'm ruined. Do you understand the difference? With broken maybe you can fix things. Ruined? All you can do is wait to bury me."
Texas Destiny (Texas Trilogy, #1)
Texas Destiny by Lorraine Heath -- I'm not the biggest fan of westerns, but this one is a definite re-read.  It tells the story of a young man who was scarred during the Civil War and falls in love with his brother's mail-order bride while escorting her home.

He’d never rushed headlong into a battle, but he figured this time, it might be the best approach. “I spent a lot of time studying it. The back is real pretty with all the gold carving. Took me about an hour to gather up the courage to turn it over and look at the other side."

Seize the Night (Dark-Hunter, #7)
Seize the Night by Sherrilyn Kenyon -- Fans of the Dark Hunters series know that Kenyon loves tortured heroes and, while Acheron and Zarek were definitely worthy of some tears, it was stoic Valerius who captured my attention.  He is misunderstood to such an extent that he almost appears snobbish when really it is tearing him up inside.

"I'm not stupid. I've seen the people who are your friends. None of them look like me. None of them act or speak like me. All of you mock anyone you see who looks or acts like I do. Your kind hates us. You dismiss us. I'm rich and cultured, I come from a noble Roman family, therefore I must think myself above everybody else, so it's okay to be vicious and cold whenever I'm around. We have no feelings to hurt."


  1. I cried during Lover Awakened too!Zadist's story was sad.
    Brittany @ Spare Time Book blog

  2. I haven't read the Lover series yet, but after your post now I am thinking of trying Lover Awakened :) I learned about this challenge from your blog and joined on the Day 5. You can check my tear jerker recommendation here -

    Btw, I am a big fan of your blog and I am following you via Bloglovin :)

  3. Yeah, I'm almost never wanting to read a tearjerker. The ones I've read only because I forced myself to. It's not that I don't like them once I start them, but I hate that depressed feeling I get that sticks around a long time after finishing the book.

    I've only read TFIOS, but yeah, total tearjerker.


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