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~ #SixForSunday: Books that Made Me (Almost) Cry ~

#SixforSunday is… it’s really just that. You choose 6 books (normally) that you’d choose to fit whatever the prompt is that week. This meme is hosted by A Little but a Lot and you can follow the link to find the prompts for January to March. I’ll also post this month’s prompt’s at the end of the post.

This week’s prompt: Books that made you cry (or almost cry if you’re not me!)

**My choices are in no particular order. You can click on their covers to explore their Goodreads entries.**

1. Marley and Me

Okay, so there are two ways that a reader can read this novel, both are fairly emotional. The first is this couple is completely not ready for a dog and do not train it. The other side of this is the basic emotional side, if you have seen the movie, then you know what I am talking about. I did not actually cry for this novel and instead read it once and decided to never read it again. The fact that I do not want to ever read it again is more depressing than the book itself, to me.

2. A Walk to Remember

To me, it is not a surprise that I ended up choosing a Nicolas Sparks novel as he is the king of writing the emotional romance stories. This story did not make me cry, but it was a sweet novel. It also made a great movie and gave me another song, Cry by Mandy Moore to add to my random playlists.

3. Bridge to Terabithia

I read this book way back when I was younger and later on when I was an adult. Both times, the book was an emotional read. It is did not make me cry, but it did tug on the heat-strings as the friends create the world of Terabithia and their reasons for needing this imaginary world.

4. Old Yeller

Anyone who is at least familiar with this story, whether they have read it or watched the movie, will know why this book made the list. For me, this was an extremely easy choice to choose for a book that made me cry (an extremely rare emotion while reading).

5. Song of Achilles

This is another story, similar to a few others on this list, where the story did not make me cry and instead it just made me more emotional. There is a very heart-warming moment that will forever stand out in my mind. Although this novel is not limited to one emotional moment, it is the one moment that immediately comes to mind when I think of this novel (I do not want to spoil it for those that have not read it).

6. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (#7)

There are events in this book that made me tear-up when this novel was first released. Although, I have reread it many times since and I have not teared up again, it was still an emotional read at the time.


FEBRUARY – Read it and weep!

7th – Books with red covers (Complete)
14th – Favourite books/characters/authors (Complete)
21st – Books that made you FEEL (Complete)
28th – Books that made you cry (or almost cry if you’re not me!) (Complete)

March – Around the world in 80 books

7th – Books set in the country you live
14th – Books set elsewhere in the world
21st – Characters you think deserve a holiday
28th – Blue and green books


I can not believe that this is the fourth and final Sunday list for February! This week was similar to last week’s as there are not a lot of novels that make me have a ton of emotions. I have a lot of feelings when reading some books, but it is rare when I would cry while reading. These novels range from the standard, “make me emotional” to the rare novels that actually made me shed tears. This month’s theme, “Read it and weep” definitely was harder as there were a lot of feelings to run through in my mind when I was choosing novels. Next month’s lists, “Around the world” will be a new adventure as I get to choose novels set everywhere. Well those above were my novels that almost made me cry and I cannot wait to see what others will choose!

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