Going In Another Direction

Going In Another Direction

I’m going in the complete opposite direction from my last book selection and am now reading a book that I think will make me cry. For me this was a hard book to choose, like the last category, a book that will make you laugh, because how do you know it will make you cry if you haven’t read it yet? So I chose to go with a novel by an author I’ve read before that made me cry.

I’ve decided on Kristin Hannah’s Winter Garden. I read Firefly Lane, also by Hannah, and am not ashamed to say that I cried like a baby towards the end. It has a similar plot to Beaches, the movie with Bette Midler, which also made me cry. Though I do find that the older I get the easier I cry. As a child, my brother and I used to make fun of my mom for crying in movies. But now I’m just as bad. Once I start crying during commercials there will be no turning back.

On another note, I’m excited about the plot of this book. it’s a bit like a Kate Morton novel, where one of the characters has a mysterious past. In this case, it’s the mother who I think is going to be from Leningrad. The novel, according to the back, will intertwine fairy tales and real history to create a spellbinding story. I honestly can’t wait to delve in.

Are you an easy cryer? What books have made you cry?

Stay tuned for the verdict and happy reading!

5 responses »

  1. Stuff makes me tear up, not necessarily straight up cry. Three Minutes in Poland did that. Peony in Love a few years back. One of Liane Moriarty books last year did too. Oh yeah and Jojo Moyes’ Me Before you.

  2. Print books haven’t made me cry since childhood reads (A Dog Called Kitty, Bridge to Terabithia), but a good audio performance can make me bawl. Most dramatically, A Monster Calls. I wept for the entire last disc. It led to a lot of strange looks, as I had a short drive to work and came in red eyed and weepy for about a week. Code Name Verity made me tear up a bit, but not cry outright.

    Great post!

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