Thursday, September 24, 2009

Booking Through Thursday - Recent Sadness

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What’s the saddest book you’ve read recently?

I usually avoid sad books because when I read I want something fun and entertaining.. life is already full of sadness.. but sometimes I get caught off guard..

I couldn't choose just one so the books that I remember that did that to me are.. (in no particular order)

The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks

Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

New Moon by Stephenie Meyer

Atonement by Ian McEwan

PS, I Love You by Cecilia Ahern

A Boy Called It by Dave Pelzer

Sincerely Yours by Rebecca Goings

Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson

Suzanne's Diary For Nicholas by James Patterson

So what are you sad books??


serendipity_viv said...

I shall definitely avoid these. There were a couple on there that I would like to read, but I just don't cope well with sad books.

Unknown said...

I definitely agree with your choice of P.S. I Love You. It was a real tear-jerker.

Anonymous said...

Oh yes, Atonement is incredibly moving.I feel the same way, although sometimes I like being caught off guard and getting that emotional pull from a novel.

Jo-Jo said...

These are definitely some sad ones. I think I cried through the whole second half of The Notebook.

jlshall said...

I generally try to stay away from really sad books, too. And Atonement is one of the books I've avoided, for just that reason. Enjoyed the movie, though!

feline9 said...

I have read several of those books, but the one I cried most over was Bridges of Madison - howled in fact.....

Anyway also wanted to say I am going to have to stop resding your blog so often, costing me a fortune in books!!

Hope you are feeling a bit brighter

Jackie xx

Ceri said...

Oh, Atonement <3 . I loved that book. And the film adaptation was very well done.

Missy B. said...

PS I Love You made me cry! Also, When Katie Wakes by Connie May Fowler. I went through many many kleenex reading it.

Jenny Girl said...

Oh the notebook was super sad!

Nise' said...

A Boy Called It was terribly sad! I love, love the Outlander series.

Lisa (Southern Girl Reads) said...

There are different interpretations of 'sad' books. I enjoy books that bring out emotion in me. I don't believe all sad books are depressing. I can still be entertained even if the story is sad or emotional. I cried a lot thru Bridges of Madison County.

Yvonne said...

PS I Love You was definitely a tearjerker.

Alaine said...

I didn't cry when I read Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas, I sobbed, but I did love the book!

Desert Rose said...

Vivienne, they might not be sad for you though.. I usually get depressed if there is a love triangle, or one-sided love so it could be a totally ordinary book for someone else :)

Lilly, yeah I was so depressed with that book, it made me feel for her and all those depressing moments in the beginning of the book because i imagined myself in her place and understood how it might feel.. It would be extremely painful to lose my dear hubby (God forbid)..

Novelinisights, that's why I try to avoid them :)

Jo-Jo, yeah it was sad, I was even sad for the other guy.. that's why I try to avoid love triangles.. I keep thinking of all the sides..

Jlshall, the movie was much better than the book too, so you didn't miss much :)

Feline9, Good to know so I would avoid Bridges of Madison :)
I'm glad some of the books are interesting enough to catch your attention but please don't stop visiting :)
And thanks for asking I'm trying to cope as much as possible by distracting myself most of the day and only going to bed when I'm dead tired!

Ceri, I loved the movie but didn't enjoy the book :)

Missy, good to know, then I will avoid reading When Katie Wakes.
I truly don't need anything sad these days :)

Jenny Girl, glad you agree :) but still I loved it! Loved the movie too :)

Nise', I read the first and second book of the 'It' boy and didn't finished the third, I also read his brother's book which is also sad.
From the Outlander series I only read the first book and loved it but some parts were sad specially thinking of poor Frank, the husband she left..

Lisa, yes I agree, my sad books are mainly books that I can relate to especially sad love stories.

Yvonne, I don't usually cry but I get depressed and stay that way for a couple of days :) but still I loved it and regard it as one of my favorite books.. I've recommended it a couple of times for my friends and family too!

Alaine, no crying or sobbing for me but my heart cried instead..
I loved the book, it's still one of my favorites :)

Grain de Beaute said...

I cried very hard when I read The Notebook and Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas made me felt very sad. Another book which was a tear-jerker for me was The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini. The story was very moving and exceptionally well done.

Haven't read Atonement and PS I Love You but will definitely look for it.

Desert Rose said...

Grain De Beaute, it seems we have similar tastes :)
I've read The Kite Runner too and yes I agree, it was a sad book too.
But still no crying for me :)

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