Friday Morning Bookclub

July 8, 2010

Books That Make You Cry!

Filed under: Literary Tidbits,Moloka'i — susanbright @ 10:07 pm

I have heard from more than one of our members that this month’s book Moloka’i made them cry.  Although I did not cry while reading   Moloka’i, I found parts of the book extremely sad and troubling  and other parts actually uplifting! I have to admit, I am having trouble remembering the last time a book made me cry. I don’t want to sound heartless……. I do have feelings….. I am often brought to tears while watching a sad movie! Can you recall the last time you read a book with a box of kleenex by your side? What are some of your favorite tear jerking books or movies?



  1. I have to admit, I was one of those who cried while reading “Moloka’i”. I am not really a crier, but at the part where Rachel was forced to give up her baby daughter, I felt the tears welling up. I do remember crying while reading both “The Kite Runner” and “A Thousand Splendid Suns”. More recently, “The Art of Racing in the Rain” brought tears to my eyes. I can vividly remember the very first book that I read that made me cry. I was a young girl. The book was “The Little Princess” by Frances Hodgeson Burnett.

    Comment by Esther — July 8, 2010 @ 10:25 pm | Reply

  2. I have to admit I cry frequently, at movies, commercials, while reading books,cards. My family is always teasing me. Esther, I cried at the same part,also I cried when they first took Rachel from her family and when her friends gave her a surf board, and at her funeral!! I also cried while reading The Art of Racing in the Rain and The Lovely Bones. One of the many movies I cried at was Nights to Rodanthe, Wedding Singer, Marley and Me. There are just too many to mention, I never go the movies unless I have kneenex with me!!!

    Comment by Audrey — July 8, 2010 @ 11:09 pm | Reply

  3. the latest book that had me crying: “Listening Is An Act of Love.” These are excerpts from the NPR Storycorps series where ordinary people tell a compelling story from their lives. There are dozens of stories, each one takes only minutes to read, but get the kleenex…..

    Comment by Carol — July 9, 2010 @ 8:11 am | Reply

  4. I also cried at Rachel’s funeral, but I had to laugh when I read Audrey’s comment about her family teasing her when she cries. My two children love to identify those situations, both happy and sad, where they expect me to cry and then they watch me and wait for it to happen! It really doesn’t take much. They think it’s hysterically funny! For some reason I have become more emotional as I’ve gotten older.

    Comment by Jean — July 9, 2010 @ 9:40 pm | Reply

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