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Books that make you cry
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channelthirtytwo · 05/08/2017 19:26

Finished One last Summer at hideaway Bay in floods of tears and its left me wanting to read more emotional books. What are your top tips for tearjerkers please?

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thepatchworkcat · 05/08/2017 19:29

The Time Traveller's Wife made me cry loads!

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nibblingfingernails · 05/08/2017 19:40

Me before you made me howl - have never cried at a book before.

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FreakinDeacon · 05/08/2017 19:42

A Thousand Splendid Suns
the Timekeeper
Me before You

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Wheresthattomoibabber · 05/08/2017 19:47

Me before you.
Birdsong.

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tobee · 05/08/2017 19:51

The Right Stuff. On the tube to work. Many years ago.

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JennyLane · 05/08/2017 19:57

Ps I love you. Breaks my heart every damn time!

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Vanannabananna · 05/08/2017 19:58

Chinese Cinderella. Pages are marked from me crying!

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Doilooklikeatourist · 05/08/2017 20:00

The lovely bones
When she meets her dog again ( I don't even like dogs )

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muggymum · 05/08/2017 20:07

Thousand splendid suns 😢😢

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Mupflup · 05/08/2017 20:11

A Little Life. The most heart wrenching thing I have read, I spent an entire Sunday in bed sobbing. Be warned though, it is utterly harrowing and unrelenting and I know a lot of people didn't like it. It stayed with me for weeks afterwards, I couldn't pick up another book.

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Spam88 · 05/08/2017 20:18

The Fault In Our Stars, but frankly it made me cry too much. Also I cried for most of the last book of His Dark Materials.

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CQ · 05/08/2017 20:24

Just finished A Little Life yesterday Mupflup - harrowing and unrelenting is spot on, but isn't it brilliant? I've never been so utterly drawn in and absorbed by characters. It's a similar feel to the Donna Tartt novels but SO much easier to read, I found. I was devastated by the end and now feel bereft. Keep thinking about it.

Other books that made me weep:
The Light between Oceans
My Sister's Keeper - the movie was rubbish but I defy anyone who's ever had a child in hospital to read this and remain dry-eyed
A Dog's Purpose
And agree with Me Before You and Birdsong, though they are poles apart in literary weight!

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Havalina · 05/08/2017 20:25

Randomly, Bag of bones by Stephen King if you fancy something a bit different

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UnaPalomaBlanca · 05/08/2017 20:28

Last act of love- Cathy Rentzenbrink. Not fiction.

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CherriesInTheSnow · 05/08/2017 20:29

All the Light We Cannot See broke something in me :/

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MadMags · 05/08/2017 20:33

The Great Gatsby
Me Before You
The Fault In Our Stars
The Pact
Harry Potter from book 3 onwards!
PS I Love You
Little Women
The Little Princess

God...loads more! I'm a cryer!

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whenyouwish · 05/08/2017 20:41

My sisters keeper and me before you.

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Doilooklikeatourist · 05/08/2017 20:58

Oh Little Women 💦Floods
I know it's a children's book , but..
the butterfly lion by Michael Morpurgo

Gone with the wind

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TriskelArts · 05/08/2017 21:00

AL Kennedy, So I Am Glad.

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Greenteandchives · 05/08/2017 21:04

Interestingly I have All the Light We Cannot See and The Light Between Oceans stacked up to read, sourced from charity shops. Looks like I had better choose the right time to read these.

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RinonaWyder · 05/08/2017 21:07

Marley and Me. I've sworn to never read it again as I was in such a mess!

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Artistic · 05/08/2017 22:28

The thornbirds. Heart breaker..

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theredjellybean · 12/08/2017 21:19

Little women

Also 'I don't know how she does it' by Alison Pearson... Cus the protagonist reminded myself so much of me, and I realised how awful life was making me feel... I still cry thinking about that realisation

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hollyisalovelyname · 13/08/2017 18:26

Gone With The Wind
The Lovely Bones

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WhosTakingDeHorseToFrance · 13/08/2017 18:29

A Little Life
Utterly brilliant, heartbreaking.

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