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Top Ten Books That Broke My Heart A Little

Choose your own Top Ten Tuesday post, and here I am picking the heart-breaking one. I’m a genius.

Top Ten Books That Broke My Heart A Little

How I feel about these books…

books that broke my heart a little top ten tuesday


Jess just gets it.

1. Allegiant by Veronica Roth– I’m not sure I even need to explain. The pain, oh the pain!

2. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins– This series ended on a true dystopian note, but oh my gosh, the descriptions of Katniss’ scars and her healing were just the saddest.

3. Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo– The end of this almost killed me. I can’t overemphasize how much I’m not joking.

4. Rebel Heart by Moira Young– AGHHHHHHHHHHHHHH. That is all.

5. Requiem by Lauren Oliver– I thought that over time I might appreciate the ending more, but nope. Still breaks mah heart.

6. Salvage by Alexandra Duncan– Overall, this book was pretty heavy. Definitely well done, but lots of sadness.

7. The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski– I trust the author. I believe she knows what she’s doing, but OMG the tension and the drama and the not knowing how everything will work out will definitely leave some deep fractures.

8. Not a Drop to Drink by Mindy McGinnis– My heart, splattered all over the place. Good read with a very unexpected ending.

9. The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak– I feel like most books set in World War II are utterly heart-breaking by default.

10. Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas– I cannot wait for Heir of Fire (Throne of Glass #3) this fall. It will hopefully put me out of my misery…although I bet it won’t. There’s still 3 more books in the series!

What books break your heart into little tiny pieces??

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I'm a hardcore lover of young adult fiction and have been reviewing books since 2011. Other interests include Downton Abbey, heat lightning storms, Harry Potter land and (begrudingly) one orange tabby.
  • Jen and Em

    I won’t read Allegiant because all my friends said they cried at the end. I think I’ll have to be in the mood for a sad book before I pick that one up. Great list.

    • http://www.beasocialclimber.com/ Lisa Parkin

      Yeah, I definitely understand putting off THAT one as much as possible…

  • Missie

    The Book Thief has stuck to my insides, moved me so much! Great list!

    Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings

    • http://www.beasocialclimber.com/ Lisa Parkin

      Good way to put it, Missie! Thanks!

  • Reviews from a Bookworm

    Great pick! MOCKINGJAY… that book made me so unbelievably sad. Allegiant didn’t destroy me, I was too bored by the end to even care :( Nice list :) My TTT.

  • Shy

    If I probably had a book copy of Allegiant instead of an ebook, I would have thrown it against the wall in frustration and cried myself to sleep o.o

    I did the second part though…

    Great list 😀

    Marie Lu’s Legend had an ending that made me teary eyed T-T Them feels!