I am a total sucker for books that make me cry. If a book makes me sob, all the better – it’s done it’s job well!! On my birthday, did I choose to read a cheery, happy book? Oh no. I spent the night of my birthday sobbing while reading All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven. And I loved it!
There is just something about reading a book that can make me feel so deeply – it’s cathartic. Pain can be therapeutic in a lot of ways – especially when you can live through it vicariously through the lives of fictional characters.
I love to be bowled over by a book and then stomped on a few times. Masochistic? Yeah, probably. But in all the best ways!
I cry while reading A LOT. But, here are a few books that stand out to me because I remember that they made me a blubbery mess (linked to my reviews – or to Goodreads if I haven’t written a review yet):
Forbidden wins, hands down, as the book that made me cry the hardest. Seriously, I was a mess when I read that book.
So, what about you? Do you like a book that makes you break down and cry or do you prefer dry-eyed reads. Are you one of those people who actually has control over your emotions and you never cry when you read? I want to know!