Saturday, August 24, 2013

15 Day Book Blogging Challenge: Day 5

The topic for Day 5 is Recommend a tear-jerker.

Oh boy. Well what comes to mind first is Sebastian Japrisot's A Very Long Engagement, about a young woman trying to find her fiance in the wreck of post World War 1 France. It has a wonderful, bittersweet happy ending that makes me tear up just thinking about it. Another good one along those lines is Possession, by A.S. Byatt, about two British academics researching the lives of two Victorian poets. The kicker in that book is what they don't find out but we do. Still gives me shivers!

What's your favorite tear-jerker?

7 comments:

bermudaonion said...

I love a good tear jerker from time to time.

As the Crowe Flies and Reads said...

I like your suggestions--but do you lose all respect for me when I say that I've only seen the movie versions and not read the book? To be fair, I did try the Japrisot--it was a hot ticket item the year I became a bookseller--but couldn't get into it at all.

Two books I've read in the last year definitely qualify as tear jerkers: The Fault In Our Stars by John Green and Me Before You by Jojo Moyes.

The Many Thoughts of a Reader said...

Sooo many. Sarah's Key is the first one to come to mind!

Nana Fredua-Agyeman said...

Joys of Motherhood by Buchi Emecheta.

bkclubcare said...

Les Miz! I recall trying to read and blubber at the same time for about the last 60 pages. I needed a nap when I finished.
I don't remember if Possession made me cry. I know Fault in Our Stars did. Actually I got teary with Rowling's Casual Vacancy!

Sandy P. said...

I cried (a lot) with 'The Faults in our Stars' too. Great book!

stacybuckeye said...

I need to read Possession. I don't remember the movie being a tear jeaker.