Sunday, July 19, 2015

Bookish Rants and Rambles: Crying is Good?

Bookish Rants and Rambles is basically where I either rant or ramble about something dealing with books.
I think all of us can relate to this. All of us have read a book that left us in tears, but is this a bad thing? Tearjerkers sometimes get a bad rep and I know many book nerds that just will no read the. Why? Yes, crying isn't fun, but in my experience the books that make you cry are the ones that can be the most brilliant.

Sounds crazy, right? But stick with me here. If a book makes you cry, that means that you care. You care about the characters, the story, the book in general. It's a mark of a great writer when they can make the story feel so real that you feel all the feels. That even after you finish the book, you finish the book, you still think about it. 

Still don't believe me? Well, I've read many books that made me feel the feels and I've given almost all of them high ratings. The only one that got a low rating was Allegiant, but I still count it since I cared about the characters in the previous book (still cared in the last one, but the story sucked). A whole lot of them are now some of my all-time favorites. 

That doesn't mean that books that don't make you cry aren't good, there are plenty of amazing books out there, but most of them at least make you feel and they impact you in some way. Also, you don't have to cry tears of sadness! I've read many books that just read me cry just by how beautiful they were, such as Wonder.

I think where I am going with this is that you don't have to be afraid of the tears!

Some Tear-Worthy Recommendations

So, what books have you shed tears over?


  1. This is a bit embarrassing, but I cried over Stefan DiariesXD Just the fourth one, but still. . . I don't cry on bookxD

  2. I totally agree with you on the crying aspect of books. I know for a fact that a book that makes me cry is an amazing one. I love how authors can move your emotions in a way that is rarely or hardly moved.

    This is cool since some of the books on there I either own or LOVE. The Book Thief is by far my favorite book, EVER & Falling into Place is also one of my faves. I own Wonder & have read Second Chance Summer (i cried as well). I put down We Were Liars for a bit, thank you for being my incentive to picking it back up.

    Jumana @ Books by Jay

  3. I think you are completely right - usually books that make you cry have made you care. Which is a sign of a good book for me!
    The only book I have read that I haven't loved which has made me cry, like you, is Allegiant.
    The Book Thief made me cry too, and I only just managed to suppress the tears in We Were Liars. Gosh, those books hurt.
    I admit that I do cry in a lot of books, including Clockwork Princess, Dreams of Gods and Monsters, A Monster Calls, Eleanor and Park, Champion, Tiger's Destiny and The Princess and the Captain.