5 Books That Made Me Cry

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So today was supposed to be another edition of the A to Z of a Happy Marriage but I’m totally not feeling it so you get a book blog post instead.

Now that I’m older, I seem to be drawn to more of the sappy books. Blame it on age or whatever but there are definitely a good handful that have made me cry!

Here are my 5 books that made me cry:

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
This is the most current book to make me cry! Not your typical Hollywood love story. When Lou loses her job, she finds a job taking care of Will who is paralyzed. She doesn’t realize how much Will and that job will change her life.

Through the Glass by Shannon Moroney
This book was fantastic! It had me angry, sad and every other emotion! Married only for a short time before her husband commits a violent crime, Shannon is thrust into the world of crime and justice and dealing with the stigma of guilt-by-association.

A Walk to Remember by Nicholas Sparks
This isn’t the best literary book I’ve read to date but it has the title of first book to make me cry! In A Walk to Remember, Landon Carter narrates the story of his senior year in the late 1950s at Beaufort High, when he first discovers the power of love.

Man’s Search for Meaning by Victor E. Frankl
If you don’t cry at this, you’re heartless. “Forced” to read this for Grade 12 Religion class, this book made me cry while reading it but didn’t give me the punch in the gut until I was older. This is a heartbreaking story of Victor Frankl’s life and times in a Nazi death camp.

Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom
Tuesdays with Morrie is the final lesson between a college professor, Morrie, who is dying of ALS and one of his long lost students and the author of the book, Mitch Albom. I love this book! I’ve read it multiple times and it’s made me cry every. single. time. We even included a passage as a reading for our wedding!

So tell me, what books have made you cry? Do you find as you get older you cry more at books and movies, or am I the only one?


19 thoughts on “5 Books That Made Me Cry

    1. I had no idea that you read so many tearjerkers! I just read the summary of ‘Every Last Word’ and I can already tell I’d be balling if I read it but it does intrigue me, that I might just be adding it to my TBR list.


    1. Oh my! Ya I could definitely see where being in a different country for the first time and reading that book would make you a total wreck! I read it at a great time in my life when I was just about to go to college – perfect timing to remind myself of what’s really important in life.


  1. Man’s Search for Meaning & Tuesday’s with Morrie are SO. GOOD. They definitely made me cry as well. I haven’t read the other books, but I’ll be sure to put that on my list for when I’m feeling emotional and need a good cry!



    I love Mitch Albom!! All of his books always touch my heart.

    For One More Day
    Have a Little Faith
    Father Time
    The Five People You Meet In Heaven

    More of these book reviews and opinions ❤


    1. I’ve never heard of Father Time is it by Mitch Albom as well? I’ve read The 5 People You Meet in Heaven and For One More Day as well and they made me cry too, and I thought about adding them but then it would just be a list of Mitch Albom books that make me cry.


  3. my husband doesn’t quite get it why sometimes i seek out a good cry whether through music, movies or books but sometimes we just need it! i’ve cried to a lot of the books you mentioned but haven’t heard of ‘man’s search for meaning’ i’ll have to check it out


    1. The Mister is exactly the same way! You will have to check out ‘Man’s Search for Meaning’ when you need a good cry but I would wait until the babe comes because you might be crying for days with all those hormones running through you.


  4. A great book that is an unusual tear jerker is The Art of Racing in the Rain. It is told from a dog’s perspective and it is beautifully written. Also, while not a tear jerker, Ron Rash’s Serena is a great book. Ohh Have you also tried The Birth of Venus? (Sorry, got excited! I love reading and talking books!)


    1. I’ve heard of The Art of Racing in the Rain but I had no idea it was a tearjerker! I will have to check it out!

      Keep talking books! I LOVE getting recommends!


    1. I highly recommend reading Me Before You and Through the Glass they are both great stories! You’ll have to tell me what you think of them, if you decide to read them!


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