Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Top Ten Books That Made You Cry


Window by Jeannie Baker

Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor

The Good Earth by Pearl Buck

We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed With Our Families by Philip Gourevich

Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse

My Name is Asher Lev by Chaim Potok

Mrs. Bridge by Evan S. Connell

The Hundred Dresses by Eleanor Estes

Zeitoun by Dave Eggers

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. This meme was created because we are particularly fond of lists at The Broke and the Bookish. We'd love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!

Each week we will post a new Top Ten list complete with one of our bloggers answers. Everyone is welcome to join. All we ask is that you link back to The Broke and the Bookish on your own Top Ten Tuesday post AND sign Mister Linky at the bottom to share with us and all those who are participating. If you don't have a blog, just post your answers as a comment. Don't worry if you can't come up with ten every time..just post what you can!

27 comments:

  1. I've not read a single one of these books! I really need to read Of Mice & Men though, I've been wanting to read that one for ages.

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  2. Oh - I loved OF MICE AND MEN!! Great list.

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  3. Of Mice and Men is so sad! I was crying at that during an English class in high school. Not cool!

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  4. You always have the best, most eclectic lists. There is really a book called "We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed With Our Families"? Wow - how could that not be sad?

    Thanks for visiting my list!

    Sarah

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  5. I'm not familiar with most of these books... Looks like I have some research to do! You can check out my Top Ten Tuesday here. Have a great day!

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  6. Roll of Thunder, Hear Me Cry looks scary and sad just from the cover!

    I almost put The Good Earth on my list, but it's such a great book, it's been on another list, so I opted for something else.

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  7. What a great list! Your lists are always surprising, eclectic, and unpredictable. I really do need to read The Good Earth (with tissues by my side).

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  8. That Gourevich work certainly has an interesting title!

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  9. Oh! Chaim Potok! Yes, his books would fill the bill -- very moving. And I just checked out the audiobook of Zeitoun.

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  10. Thank you for visting my list and leaving a comment. That's very nice of you! :")

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  11. I never cry when I read books, but Still Alice had in tears on multiple occasions. I refuse to reread it :p

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  12. Sarah's Key for me, had some heart wrenching parts.

    http://www.ManOfLaBook.com

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  13. Thanks for your list! There are many books on there that I haven't read so far. The covers look great! They really make me to want to discover more of them... :-)

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  14. I forgot about Out of the Dust--what a great book that is!

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  15. Great list! I can't believe someone would title their book "We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed With Our Families". Talk about depressing.

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  16. I read seven of them. You have good taste.

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  17. Of Mice and Men always makes me cry too. I also cried after reading The Kite Runner and The Book Thief.

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  18. Roll of Thunder, Hear Me Cry is another one that made me cry. Ive never actually read of Mice and Men but it is on my long list too.

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  19. I've heard such great things about Zeitoun I really need to check it out!

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  20. Thanks for stopping by my blog. My list was for 2010, but, I will not get them all read before the year is over.

    I have read Roll of Thunder, Hear my Cry and the 100 dresses though. Both are on my favorite books list.

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  21. Great list! Some sad books :(

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  22. The only book I've read on your list is Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry...although I don't remember much about it!

    It would be interesting to compile all of the lists to see which book appeared the most! Out of all of the lists I read this week I think The Book Thief came up most often. This is the saddest title I've seen: We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed With Our Families. That's a heartbreaking title!

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  23. I've only heard of The Good Earth from your list and can't say that I liked the story or understood it very much.

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  24. The Good Earth made me teary-eyed too. His wife was so dedicated, and what did she get in return? Shameful.

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  25. I read Of Mice and Men but it didnt make me cry. My mum likes The Good Earth. I want to try: My name is Asher Lev I thought that was happy, I wonder what its about? I also like 100 dresses but i never heard of it before.

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  26. Of Mice and Men made me cry too, which is very rare for me!

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