Earlier this year, I read a book called The Survival Kit by Donna Freitas. It made me want to talk about one thing right away:
How I spent the entire book SOBBING LIKE A BABY.
In The Survival Kit, the main character finds a “survival kit” made by her mom on the day of her funeral – a brown paper bag filled with random objects that she uses, bit by bit, to find a way to get through her debilitating grief.
I mean, if that stuff doesn’t make you cry, I don’t know what will.
Despite being a HUGE crier in my own life (I’m sensitive, whatever), I hardly ever cry in books. But when I do, I sort of love it. It means a book really took me on an emotional journey, really broke through and touched me. Here’s a few recent books I remember sobbing at:
Hallowed by Cynthia Hand (if you’ve read it, you know why)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling (any of the death scenes)
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (you know what part!)
Where She Went by Gayle Forman (bridge scene)
Blood Promise by Richelle Mead (another sobby bridge scene)
Shade by Jeri Smith-Ready (I’m a Zachary fan, but it’s Logan who made me cry)
So. Guys. For the next time I’m in the mood for a good ole sobfest, what are your recommendations? What book just got the tears flowing for you? Please share in the comments!
PS: Seriously. That Taylor Swift gif? Totally how I cry.