Recommend A…(5)

18 Jun

Recommend A... meme

…Book That Made You Emotional

Guys, I can’t tell you how ecstatic I was when Shanyn from Chick Loves Lit announced that she was starting this awesome meme. Her AWESOME Recommend A… meme is finally giving me the chance to cater to my inner nerd for specificity and randomness!! AND I LOVE IT. So props to Shanyn, who is fab for starting this up. I’m looking forward to giving some attention to books that might have missed everyone’s radar for one reason or another. Woo hoo!

So, books that made me emotional. To be honest, that’s not really a hard thing for a book to do. I’m an easy weller, and once I’m welling up, it almost ALWAYS turns into real tears. These three books made me cry for different reasons, but MAN. WATERWORKS.

Book cover for The Probability of Miracles by Wendy WunderThe Probability of Miracles by Wendy Wunder. Friends, this book just killed me. Really heartbreaking tears. Cam Cooper is one of those characters who has so much personality and is dealing with so much horrible crap that I couldn’t help but adore her spark, and feel real sadness for her troubles. I know that some people thought Cam was really abrasive and cynical, and I guess she was. But to me, I could tell WHY, and I couldn’t hold those things against her.

Book cover for A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness. THIS BOOK. Oh my God. Ok. This book gave me ugly, heaving, horrible, devastating sobs. I can’t even talk about it too much because basically, I DIED. Really. But you know how sometimes you just need a really good, hard, heartbreaking cry? Don’t even TRY to tell me that NONE of you know what I’m talking about. Just read this book, and you’ll understand.

Book cover for The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jessica E. Smith

The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith. SIGH. I loved this book, guys, because it made me cry, but not for the typical reasons that books make me cry: I wasn’t emotional because someone died. I cried because a pretty cool girl was dealing with a really difficult thing in life that LOTS of young people deal with–divorced parents–and it was heartbreaking in a different way. Thankfully, the parts that squeezed my heart were soothed a little bit by the romance. Oliver and Hadley are sweet together, guys.


9 Responses to “Recommend A…(5)”

  1. reutreads June 18, 2012 at 12:25 am #

    I did really like SLoTaT. It had some pretty dark stuff in there. I’m also gonna make a big effort to read some Ness this summer, since everyone fangirls him to eternity and whatnot.

  2. Alyssa @ Books Take You Places June 18, 2012 at 10:34 am #

    I chose A Monster Calls too!! I am NOT cryer but oh man this book had me ugly crying!

  3. Elisquared June 18, 2012 at 10:46 am #

    Oh I haven’t read the first two, but The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight was so emotional; it made me laugh and cry and yearn for some love!! But I’ll have to add the other two to my TBR list!

  4. Candice June 18, 2012 at 11:00 am #

    I luckily read A Monster Calls at work… so there was no sobbing. Thank goodness! Because it could totally bring up these emotions. I didn’t cry over Statistical Probability… but I can see why people would. It wasn’t at all what I thought it would be and I loved that it dealt with such real subjects.

  5. Wendy @ Escape Into Fiction June 18, 2012 at 11:33 am #

    I have all of these on my TBR list and can’t wait to have the chance to finally read them. Thanks so much for the excellent recommendations!

    Here’s my Recommend A… post!

    Wendy @ Escape Into Fiction

  6. Shanyn (@shanynlee) June 18, 2012 at 11:55 am #

    I need to read Probability of Miracles. I even pre-ordered it so it has been sitting on my shelf since release day! I read Statistical Probability and loved it (though I didn’t cry). Thanks for being an awesome participant 🙂

  7. megtao June 18, 2012 at 6:34 pm #

    Oh no, A Monster Calls is sad? I can’t deal with any more of Ness’s messing with my emotions for a little while. I’m recovering from Monsters of Men D:

  8. Mrs. ReaderPants June 18, 2012 at 8:14 pm #

    Funny–I did A Monster Calls and Monsters of Men for my “emotional” recommendations! Patrick Ness’s writing is just…WOW.

  9. Rachelia (@BookishComforts) June 19, 2012 at 4:10 pm #

    Ahh, I want to read all 3 of these books! I’m an easy book crier too, but it’s funny, because I have like different types of cries or tears. You really know when a book is hitting you hard! I also love how you gave three recommendations, all very different from each other! Hopefully I get to read some of these soon 🙂

    My recommendation for a book that made me emotional.

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