Top Ten Tuesday

I recently stumbled across The Broke and The Bookish blog’s Top Ten Tuesday.  While I’m already committed to Read-Aloud Tuesday, I figure I can chime in every once in awhile.  Today’s topic:

Top Ten Books That Will Make You Cry

These are the first 10 books I thought of that caused either tears from laughter or tears from sadness.  Read at your own risk 🙂

Charlotte’s Web: While reading this story to J&H, I had tears running down my cheeks during The Scene (you know which one).  The best Newbery Honor title ever.   (share with ages 4+)

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince: Two words: Dumbledore’s death. (share with ages 9+)

King of the Mild Frontier: Tears of laughter and sadness in the all-time greatest YA autobiography. (share with ages 14+)

Mick Harte Was Here: It’s no surprise that Mick Harte died.  What is surprising is how Park relays his story using humorous moments mixed with raw memories. (share with ages 9+)

Stone Fox: I read this for grad school and unexpectedly lunged for the tissues.  What no one told me: the dog dies. (share with ages 7+)

The Fault in Our Stars: Reading this story of two teens with terminal cancer (and having no idea what it was about) months after my mother-in-law died from breast cancer caused me to use more tissues than normal.  Have a full box ready.  (share with ages 14+)

Where the Red Fern Grows: I read this one time only, in Mrs. Carter’s 3rd grade class.  My own dog had just died months before.  Someone should’ve warned me.  (share with ages 8+)

Yellow Star: Historical fiction at its finest.  WWII will never look glamorous again. (share with ages 9+)

Each Kindness: I can barely read this story aloud without my voice breaking.  I always remember my moment of unkindness to a 5th grade friend.  I should have been more supportive.  I should have stuck up for him.  But I didn’t.  And then he left.  How I wish, to this day, I had been a better person. (share with ages 5+)

Boxes for Katje: Pure kindness brings tears of happiness. (share with ages 5+)

3 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday

    1. ajdickens Post author

      Thanks for commenting! Reading your memory of Tuck Everlasting reminded me of another from when I was in 5th grade: Bridge to Terabithia. I don’t know how I forgot that title! Happy reading!


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