Thursday, August 1, 2013

15 Day Book Blogger Challenge Day 5

Recommend a Tear Jerker

I do love a good cry especially when it is related to a book. The most recent book I really cried in was good ole' Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. Sirius!?! Seriously? Gets me every time. But another book I remember ugly crying in was My Sister's Keeper. I find that anything by Jodie Picoult can be a tear jerker. Same with Nicholas Sparks. Not to say that I cry in everyone of their books, but I have found myself tearing up in more than one for each author. I don't read a ton of tear jerkers but when a book moves me to tears, it has an impact and definitely improves my view of it. I find I start crying when I have really connected with the characters and it usually takes some very good writing and substance to get me to that point. A death, especially a dog or animal, can lead to crying as well.

Do you shy away from tear jerkers? How do you act when you are reading on the couch and find yourself sobbing when your significant other is in the room? Oh, that's only me? Fine. I wouldn't recommend it anyway...


  1. Ugh, Sirius... I really didn't want to watch the movie because I knew that scene was coming..

    1. I know! Now, I've seen the movie a million times and can handle it but every time I read the book, I still cry. It's so much more emotional and real in the book. I also thought the outburst he had in Dumbledore's office was fitting and I cried there too. I'm a sap when it comes to Harry...