11 Books/Series That Made Me Cry

I don’t often cry or even tear up over books, but over the years and especially these past few years, I have read some amazing books that have made me well up with tears and even truly cry. The reasons range from being really happy to be utterly devastated, leaning much more towards the latter. Authors love to break our hearts and if we are being honest, most of us love having them broken. It’s a sign of incredible writing of characters to leave a reader such as myself so invested in a character that it makes me tear up, let alone cry.

I have split this list into three categories. In order of books that made me just tear up, that are wonderfully sad and beautiful, and that have made me legitimately cry and/or weep. I hope you can add some of these to your own TBR so you can feel my pain while at the same time enjoying these stories that are amazing in spite of (because of?) the pure emotion that these authors are able to elicit from their readers.

Feelings are Stupid

The Rage of Dragons (The Burning #1) by Evan Winter

The Gatewatch (Saga of Torin Ten-Trees #1) by Joshua Gillingham

The Lies of Locke Lamora (Gentlemen Bastards #1) by Scott Lynch

Mistborn Era 1 by Brandon Sanderson

The Farseer Trilogy by Robin Hobb

Beautiful Sadness

And Every Morning The Way Home Gets Longer and Longer by Fredrik Backman – Novella

During the Dance by Mark Lawrence – 2000 Word free Short Story

The Kingkiller Chronicle by Patrick Rothfuss

It Hurts So Good

The Wounded Kingdom by RJ Barker

The Faithful and the Fallen by John Gwynne


Red Rising Saga by Pierce Brown

What are some books that have made you have all the emotions? I’d love to hear from you and be able to add to this list!

7 Comments Add yours

  1. David W says:


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    1. David S says:

      Hahaha for real! Wounded Kingdom 😭😭😭😭😭

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  2. Backman is a master at making me cry, I need an entire tissue box just for one book. Pierce Brown got me before I could even expect something was happening in Red Rising. I was so blindsided I sobbed for ages.

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    1. David S says:

      Backman is a master of human emotion. I’ve only read 2 of his books so far but both were super emotional. I plan on reading Beartown soon.

      And yeah Red Rising 😭😭😭

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  3. Most of them would be on my list too, and the ones that aren’t there are the books I haven’t read, yet!!

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    1. David S says:

      Haha we do seem to have the same taste in books! Love all of these!:)

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