I’m not exaggerating when I say I cry at everything, from Christmas adverts to heartfelt goodbyes, I just can’t help it! So when the lovely Jessica @ The Awkward Book Blogger tagged me in this book tag, I knew it was one I had to do ASAP! I haven’t done a book tag in ages so I will admit that I added a few additional prompts of my own, the excitement and creativity was just too much for me to handle! One day I’ll write my own original book tag but right now I’ll just stick to adding the odd question here and there.
✦ Answer all the prompts with a book that made you tearful (on the inside counts)
✦ Link back to the original post
✦ Tag as many people as you want
✦ Drink some water
Foreign Film Cry: A book that was both beautiful and sad
The House in the Cerulean Sea by T.J Klune. This was more of a happy-sad tears! This book is beautiful and really pulled on my heartstrings. These characters take you by the hand and whisk you away on a journey of self-discovery and an adventure filled with new friendships and childhood fun! This book deserves all the hype so be sure to add this one to your TBR if you haven’t already!
Grief-Stricken Howl: A book character that didn’t need to die (Spoiler Alert, duh)
Where do I start? Sirius Black, Leslie Burke, Finnick Odair, Beth March, Matthias Helvar. These deaths destroyed me the most and left me with a hole in my heart!
Horrified Wail: A book where everything went wrong just when things were going right
Hmmm, I wonder which book Amy’s going to pick? Of course I have to pick The Mistborn Trilogy by Brandon Sanderson! That book and its characters are total chaos, one moment things are going to plan and then on the next page Sanderson has thrown a major unexpected plot twist into the mix that causes mayhem!
Dry-eyed Shock: An ending that didn’t give you the closure you needed
I really struggled with this one, and spent a while starring at my bookshelves hoping that something would stand out! I hate endings. My problem is that I get too emotionally attached and invested with these characters and the worlds in which they exist, so when I finish that final page, I can’t help but feel lost and empty. I become apart of the story as it’s an easy and comforting escape from reality.
Childhood Wound: A book that related to events in your life
I see myself in both Nesta (ACOSF by Sarah J Maas) and Chloe Brown (Get a Life Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert), both of them go through journeys of self discovery and development, and it’s these struggles that mould them into better versions of themselves. Nesta has taught me that it’s okay to show weakness and Chloe Brown has given me push I needed to make my own ‘get a life’ list!
Exhausted Tears: A book you were hyped about that you ended up hating
Realm Breaker by Victoria Aveyard. I blame myself for this one! As soon as I read the synopsis my expectations shot up and I convinced myself that this book was written for readers like me, it ticked every fantasy box! The world building in Realm Breaker was so intense that I felt that sometimes it overshadowed the characters and the storyline, I ended up getting so caught up with place names and all the different kingdoms that I wasn’t able to connect enough with everything going on. Nevertheless, I am in love with this band of characters and I’m utterly obsessed with Erida, she is such a complex and unique character and I’m curious to see where the story takes her.
No Tears Left to Cry: A book that destroyed you emotionally
Out of Love by Hazel Hayes. Hazel manages to capture the essence of a break-up and those final stages of a relationship beautifully, the entire novel is a treasure trove of powerfully meaningful quotes. Each turning off the page uncovers another delicate layer of intimacy, as we delve further not only into our protagonists relationships but our own. The first chapter will break your heart, and then you’ll spend the rest of the novel, alongside our narrator, tentatively putting ourselves back together and remising on the highs and lows of love.
Crying with Laughter: A character that had you in fits of giggles
Mark Watney from The Martian by Andy Weir. What’s funny about a man stranded on Mars? Nothing, but our protagonist Mark Watney makes the best out of a bad situation and will have you cracking up at every page. Every bit of his dialogue is hilarious, he always finds the most surprising and inappropriate thing to say, even in the direst situations!
The Illuminae Files by Amie Kaufman also had me in fits of giggles! Amie Kaufman is a mastermind when it comes to creating lighthearted and effortless back and forth banter! Again, I didn’t expect to laugh this much! I’m OBSESSED with both Kady/Ezra and Hannah/Nik and they’ve earned a spot on my favourite fictional couples list.
The Chris Pine Oscar Worthy Tear: The perfect book that deserves a standing ovation
I couldn’t help myself and had to include this GIF, just look at that perfect single tear! I’m currently reading These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong and I’m OBSESSED! It sounds cliche but even after the first page I knew this was a book I was going to love, the writing is beautiful and these characters already mean the world to me!
6 thoughts on “The Crying Book Tag”
Great choices! I totally agree with These Violent Delights!
There’s no better answer than Cerulean Sea for the first one! It was just so heartfelt and beautiful 🥺
And. Matthias didn’t have to die.
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This is such a good tag!
Great tag, I also cry at everything so could totally related and 100% agree with those character deaths 💜