I love a good book that gives you all the feels. Most of my favourite books are the ones that have made me cry at some point. If you’re in need of a good cry, here’s a list of some books you need to read!
The Color Purple – Alice Walker
I remember first reading an extract of this in A Level Literature and I loved it so much that I bought the book straight after I finished college, and then read it within the next day.
The Color Purple is one of those books that everyone says that you should read, but if you’re like me, you completely ignored them. It’s not a book that I would have picked up if it wasn’t for reading that extract in Literature, but I’m glad I did. This had me crying until the end. It’s brilliant and heartbreaking, and it is definitely something I think everyone should read.
The Help – Katheryn Stockett
This is another one that college made me read, and I wouldn’t have read it otherwise. But The Help is really one to make you cry… uncontrollably.
I really love this, especially since it follows multiple POVs. You get to see the story of different maids, as well as a struggling writer. I really liked that you can watch the fight for black rights from different angles, and I fell in love with Skeeter for what she did for Minny, Aibileen, and a lot of other black maids. Towards the end, this had me sobbing.
Me Before You – Jojo Moyes
I think this one is a given. Everyone who has read Me Before You has sobbed. It made me cry so much that it should be classed as a form of torture.
Me Before You is one-of-a-kind when it comes to its ability to make you cry. Throughout the novel, you become emotionally attached to Loisa and Will, and their relationship, and then at the end your emotions are shattered, violently.
The Humans – Matt Haig
To be honest, this is a bit of a weird one. The Humans focuses on an alien who has come to earth and taken over the body of a university professor. It’s not something I initially thought would have made me cry.
However, once you get to know the characters, you get really attached! The alien becomes a part of the family (unbeknownst to them), so it’s just heartbreaking when he has to leave again.
Matilda – Roald Dahl
This is a personal one, for me. I’ve loved Matilda since I was little, and it sets me off crying every time I read it.
The part that particularly sets me off is when Matilda meets Miss Honey. I love Miss Honey (and I’m sure every single bookish person does) and I wish she was real so I could meet her. Honestly, this book gets me in a mess.
Which books make you cry?