Discussion in 'Non-WOT - Literature and Fiction' started by Maple al'Tree, Apr 27, 2017.
Hands down, mine is Rohinton Mistry's "A Fine Balance"
Wuthering Heights really depressed me, those people were all so jacked up and unhappy, oh my word
The Art of Racing in the Rain led to quite a few tears and some loooong discussions with my parents about what the future might hold if something happens to me.
I love Wuthering Heights! I haven't heard of The Art of Racing in the Rain. I will have to take a look at that.
The Road to Teribithia just about killed me. I sobbed for hours after reading that one.
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. I sob buckets when I read that book.
Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer, it's about the 1996 Everest disaster
I think it was "'til the end of days' by jodi picoult
I'm not quite sure, but a book that's quite sad that I like is "He Who Longed for the Stars" (translation of Norwegian original title), about an alien crashlanding on Earth and living though most of human history while trying to get back home.
It's unfortunately not available in English.
EDIT: After looking up the author, it turns out it's by Thore Hansen, one of my all-time favorite authors, though saly barely translated to other languages. His books all have a sense of wistfulness or melancholy to them, usually mixed with wonder and curiosity.
I have to stick with Things Fall Apart, China Achebe. Finishing the book was super depressing and the symbolism unmissable. Plus- it was the first and only time the Jackson 5 has failed to improve me mood at least a little. Powerful.
It will always be Alan and Naomi for me. I always bawl at the end when they find her.
The Fault in Our Stars had me crying on the tram...
Black Beauty - it's Ginger that does it... I bawl like a baby.
The Art of Racing in the Rain - It's the reason I won't read or see "The Purpose of a Dog" or "Marley & Me". Just can't take it. Any dog or horse one, for that matter.
Bid Time Return - It's what the movie "Somewhere in Time" was based off of. Cheesy movie, but great book.
Message in a Bottle - I don't typically read romance novels, but the end gets me.
The Notebook - Just... *sniff*
Oops, forgot to mention Charlotte's Web, Old Yeller and Where the Red Fern Grows.
Sorry, that is a list instead of a single one. Should have a warning sign for those: "Warning! You will cry. May as well just get the tissues."
Black Beauty gets me every time, Falone. Not only Ginger, but the very last paragraph...
Hunters of Cherokee Country. I hate it when animals die
Black Beauty yes and The Secret Life of Bees
Where the Red Fern Grows is soooo sad.
Night by Eli Wiesel. A hard book to read, emotionally.
Roheryn Sedai, I remember reading that final paragraph as a child, and just crying. My mother came into my room and I said, "Why did you let me read this?"
And yes, Elanda Sedai... very, very sad.
My mom gave me a copy for my 9th birthday, I still have that copy
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