Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Top Ten Heartbreakers

Top Ten Books that Broke my Heart 
(some more than others!)

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     1.      Message in a Bottle by Nicholas Sparks.  Leave it to Mr. Sparks to rip your heart out, just when you think there might be a Happily Ever After.
     2.      Emily and Einstein by Linda Francis Lee.  Even though this was one of my favorites last year, and it did eventually end on a happy note, there was sadness in this book.
     3.      Skipping a Beat by Sarah Pekkanen.  I stayed up late to finish this book in bed, which was a mistake, as I was trying not to wake my husband with my crying.
     4.      Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Annie Barrows.  The ending was happy, and I loved this story, but there was a small part in there that shocked me, and I didn’t see coming.
     5.      Wish by Alexandra Bullen.  I have twins, so this book mad me a little sad.
     6.      Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank.  She was such a happy person despite all that went on, to have to live and die that way.
     7.      Two Princesses of Bamarre by Gail Carson Levine.  What a wonderful book, but the ending just grips your chest!

Movies based on books I haven’t had a chance to read yet, but most certainly will, regardless!

     8.      Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger.  One day I will read this book, because the movie was so poignant.
     9.      A Walk to Remember by Nicholas Sparks.  I cry like a baby every time I watch this one.
     10.   One Day by David Nicholls.  I knew it, but was still shocked and devastated at the ending!

Here's hoping that this Valentine's Day is filled with Happiness, 
Chocolate and Good Reading!


  1. I really do need to read The Time Travelers Wife too.


  2. I totally didn't see the end of One Day coming! And, I totally agree with Message in a Bottle. So Sad.

  3. The Time Travelers Wife definitely did it for me - cue the tears even now just thinking about it.

  4. I've seen these movies and cried in every single one of them. Also, I don't think you can read a book by Nicholas Sparks and NOT cry!

    My Top Ten

  5. Okay, I haven't even read One Day, but know the story's trajectory (due to spoilers) that even I was like NO. That's just cruel!!

  6. OMG One Day KILLED ME. One of the best books I've ever read and also one of the hardest. I have never cried as much as I did finishing that book. It's definitely one that will be on my re-read pie....in about 10 years.

    Great post!

    1. I still want to read it... only when I am in the right frame of mind, though! Reading a book you KNOW is sad is a hard thing to dive in to... it's easier when it is sprung upon you!

  7. The only book on that list that I've read is The Time Traveler's Wife and it has made me fearful to watch the movie. I finished reading it right before my boyfriend got home from work and he thought someone had died because I was crying so hard when he walked in. Ugh... destroyed. I can't think of a book that ripped me apart as badly as that one.

    On a happier note, I just noticed you have WFTM on your blog roll. A million thank yous! Yours is actually on my list whenever I finally get to adding a blog roll. :)

    1. I was with a group of girlfriends... and our respective spouses were out together. We stayed in with kids and wine and A Walk to Remember... the guys walked in at the end and all of us girls were bawling into our wine! Yay... that kind of movie!

      You are most welcome! I enjoy WFTM very much!

  8. Oh man, The Time Traveler's Wife is one of my very favorite books!

  9. The Time Traveler's Wife, A Walk to Remember, and Message in a Bottle. Those are CERTAIN tearjerkers, really.


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