Amanda’s Top Ten Tuesday – Books That Made Me Sob

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. Each week we talk about our top ten with a different topic provided by Jana. This week’s topic is a genre freebie (pick a genre and build a list around it! i.e., best/worst romances, non-fiction for travelers, memoirs for foodies, classics that feel timeless, romance novel kisses, science fiction that feels too real for comfort, women’s fiction for newbies, etc.) My genre topic will be hard-hitting contemporary books or realistic fiction that made me cry like a baby.


Beartown by Fredrik Backman

Anger is a Gift by Mark Oshiro

The Last True Poets of the Sea by Julia Drake

Hope and Other Punchlines by Julie Buxbaum

Let’s Call It a Doomsday by Katie Henry

Heroine by Mindy McGinnis

All Our Broken Pieces by L.D. Crichton

Goodbye Days by Jeff Zentner

Rayne & Delilah’s Midnite Matinee by Jeff Zentner

Shelter in Place by Nora Roberts

What did you choose for your genre freebie this week? Any books that you have to add to my list that made you sob? Let me know!

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

6 thoughts on “Amanda’s Top Ten Tuesday – Books That Made Me Sob

  1. I am always crying, when I read, be it happy or sad tears. I bawled during many parts of Hope & Other Punchlines. I mean, 9/11 was just that sort of event, and because of proximity, I remember it vividly. Zentner always strokes my heart. I remember the scene in Goodbye Days, where the one character’s dad does this speech, and oh my, it broke my heart. Zentner crushed me with The Serpent King too.

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