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Hey guys. I’ve always quite enjoyed reading people’s answers to this meme and so I thought I’d join in every now and then, when the mood or the topic takes me. Starting with something quite (anti) Valentine’s:
Top Ten Books That Broke My Heart A Little
This is a difficult one.. it really does take a lot for a book to break my heart, but here goes.
1. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling
The Harry Potter that I stayed up until 2 or 3 am to finish and then couldn’t sleep because.. HOW COULD HE?! You know what I’m saying. :'(
2. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
If The Book Thief didn’t break your heart then surely you are made of stone. Come on. It is a novel following a young German girl in Nazi Germany who has been placed with a new family after her parents were taken away. Narrated by Death and taking place when it did, how could it not break your heart?
3. The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffeneger
I could sob just thinking about this one. No I’m not saying why but I swear this book wrenched away a piece of my soul. Serious.
4. Assassin’s Quest by Robin Hobb
The third and final instalment in the Farseer trilogy. I think Robin Hobb might be the Queen of the breaking of hearts, no, seriously. Don’t read her books if you’re severely depressed. But this one made me sad for just about every character..
5. The Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin
Again, a lot of you have seen the series, read or listened to the book.. but not all. But George R.R. Martin’s infamous reputation for killing off and mentally torturing his characters must mean something. And Joffrey? I really really hate you.
6. Deception by Lee Nichols
I never expected to enjoy Deception as much as I did and it is one of those novels that make me glad that I stick with something I’m unsure about because I ended up falling in love with it.
7. The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson
I cried. Okay? That was a hard ending to read. If any of you have ever read this one, you will understand.
8. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
I waited so long to read this book and then I did and just.. oh my god Katniss. I go into the whys of how The Hunger Games broke my heart in an upcoming review (with a twist) and I don’t care to release spoilers here because I know there are still a lot of people who haven’t read The Hunger Games but yeah. I absolutely have to pick up Catching Fire as soon as I can.
9. Cicada by Belle Whittington
Now I know a lot of you haven’t read this one, and you’re missing out. The ending to Cicada broke my heart every which way and I am dying to pick up Firefly! Come on Belle! Unbreak my heart!
10. VIII by H.M. Castor
VIII is a young adult historical fiction novel about the life of King Henry VIII and I loved it to pieces, so much that the ending made me gasp. I actually gasped. Of course! It all makes sense now! This was the first novel that has ever made me feel sorry for Henry and hate him at the same time.