Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Top Ten Books That Broke Nat's Heart A Little (or a lot)

This our first time participating in Top Ten Tuesday.  Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish .

It's no secret that I am a total sap when it comes to reading books so I thought it very fitting that I share with you....

Top Ten Books That Broke My Heart A Little (or a lot...)

If I Stay by Gail Forman -  Every page of this book broke my heart.  I am honestly not sure how I am still standing.

Where She Went by Gail Forman - How can the hot rockstar that has continued to love the girl that broke his heart in the most excruciating manner not be heart breaking?

Marley and Me by John Grogan - The only book that has made me cry more than this one is Gayle Forman's If I Stay.  Let's just say that I hugged our dear sweet dog for quite some time.

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott - Beth March.  Need I say more?  Oh and really Laurie and Jo?  Really?

Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater - Not sure why but Sam's battle to keep his identity moved me more than I would have imagined. 

Again the Magic by Lisa Kleypas - Romance novels don't make me cry but this one DID break my heart a little.  The classic tale of a footman falling in love with the aristocrat's daughter was told with enough intensity that I found myself holding my breath more often than not.

The Fault In Our Stars by John Green - A story about teens and cancer.  Beautifully told by the great John Green.  Of course it broke my heart.

When He Was Wicked by Julia Quinn -  Michael is in love with his happily married cousin's wife.  Unrequited love of course causes broken hearts.  Particularly mine.

Iron Knight by Julie Kagawa - Oh Ash.  Your entire quest to become human was heart-wrenching. 

Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins - Oh geez. Reasons this book broke my heart....Katniss, Prim, Rue, Peeta...should I keep going?

There you have it.  Books that broke my heart.   Now I think I need a tissue.....



  1. When he was wicked is on my list too :) I'm adding the Gail Forman books to my TBR list. Lisa Kleypas should have made my list too. Her most recent historical--the end to the Hathaway books was very heart breaking. And Blue Eyed Devil was so sad too.

  2. I'd like to add that Nat made me read If I Stay & Where She Went. I was a mess. Thanks a lot Nat!


  3. I still need to read If I Stay ,it is sitting on my bookshelves waiting to be Read


  4. The Fault in Our Stars is on my to-read list, but I'll be sure not to read it in public after all the reviews I have read saying what a tearjerker it is! :)

  5. BETH!! Omg, yes, Beth March! Why did I not think of Little Women on my list. I agree 110% with you on that one. I also feel you on If I Stay and the Hunger Games! I think I need to read The Fault in Our Stars, it seems to be one that everyone loves.

  6. ChanceofBooks - When He Was Wicked is my all time favorite Julia Quinn :-) As for Lisa Kleypas, I agree that the two you mentioned are heartbreakers but my favorite is Married in the Morning (Leo Hathaway's story). I just adore him.

    Kell - Definitely Do!

    Kristina - Don't wait any longer on If I Stay. Although you may want to wait until you have a evening alone a full box of tissue.

    Smallgirl - Tfios is definitely a tear jerker but it also has a lot of smart funny moments.

    Darlene - Right? I read that book so many times as a teenager and I cried every single time I got to that part. Didn't matter that I knew what was going to happen.

    Thanks everyone for visiting!