Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday: FREEBIE (Top Ten Books That Broke My Heart A Little)

The Broke and the Bookish host a weekly meme of Top Ten Lists.

This week's question is:


So, I chose to go back to one of The Broke and the Bookish's old TTT's that I didn't get to partake in:

I know that this book was never supposed to have a happily ever after into the sunset. And to be fair there is a "happy" ending of sorts, but this book just kills me. But it is a book that taught me that even though sometimes it's easier and funner to believe in fairytales it's the real, raw relationships that are worth working hard for. Maybe that's why I reread it like once a year.

Oh man, those dogs were so loyal. They were literally "under dogs" and they overcame so much and then at the end...well, I don't want to give anything away.

I loved this whole book. I loved Ponyboy, I loved Sodapop, I loved Dallas and I loved Johnny. But these characters live a hard life. It broke my heart.

It was the end of an era! (enough said)

This book will wrench your emotions around, partly because of the emotional pain Ender goes through. But all of that is nothing compared to an ending known as one of the best twists in Sci-fi.

This book really ups the ante to the series. It's both a good series ender and a final book that really messes with my head. Nothing gets easier for Thomas and the gladers. And in such a harsh dystopian world not all of them will survive (one of my favorites dies and I just...I can't talk about it anymore *goes into corner and cries*)

This is the ending of a series that just killed me! Let's just say there was a lack of closure. And when I was 14 I didn't know what "closure" was, so it just left me feeling empty inside for a few years until I understood that concept.

This book was practically written to be a tear-jerker. I mean, the main character dies in the very beginning. However, watching the aftermath of her death from heaven is what makes it so heartbreaking.

This book does not end happily, like super not happy. And I was super not happy in my heart when I finished it.

This book was a wonderful look back at a time when carnivals were in their heyday. However, it is not all sparkles and magic.


  1. OOh great topic choice! Great picks too! Totally agree about Harry Potter, as well as the Death Cure!

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  2. So many of these books broke my heart too (I'm a crier). I particularly agree with The Time Traveler's Wife, Harry Potter, The Outsiders, and The Death Cure. Great topic!
    Cassi @ My Thoughts Literally

  3. Stay Gold *sniff,sniff* The Outsiders totally broke my heart. I couldn't finish Where the Red Fern Grows, it was too much for me. Anyone who DIDN'T shed a tear at the end of Harry Potter, doesn't have a heart! Great topic choice! Here's mine

    Michelle @ Michelle's Minions

  4. Ooo, nice topic for the week!!! I like your list. :-) Here's my TTT post for the week: http://captivatedreader.blogspot.com/2015/01/top-ten-tuesday-authors-id-like-to-meet.html

  5. The only one I've read of these is The Lovely Bones. I read that when I was 14 or 15 and it hurt my heart. It's one of those stories that stays with you forever because of how it made you feel.
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  6. The Time Traveler's Wife was so great, even if it was sad...truth be told the movie adaptation made me way more sad (and not in a good way).
    I also enjoyed The Lovely Bones and Ender's Game - very emotional endings! I used to read The Animorphs series too, but I never read all of them.

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  7. Oh books...they really can do a number on ones heart can't they?

    My TTT is here.