Books that will Leave you in Tears

You must be wondering looking at the title, ‘why would anyone want to cry?’ Maybe because sometimes you feel like it or you just need assurance that your life is not the only one full of drama. Anyways, here are a few really emotional and heart wrenching books that will make you cry, unless your heart is made up of stone.

1. The Thousand Splendid Suns By Khaled Hosseini

The thousand splendid suns indeed is a heart-wrenching, breathtaking book by Khaled Hosseini and, oh my, who even is this author. This book is about Mariam and Laila. It is set in Afghanistan back at the time when the country was really cruel and things were crazy with all the politics going on from the Soviet invasion to the reign of the Taliban to post-Taliban rebuilding.

“One could not count the moons that shimmer on her roofs,

Or the thousand splendid suns that hide behind her walls.”

Khaled Hosseini

This book is really heartbreaking, sorrowful and will shatter your heart and your soul. Throughout the book the only thing that I was hoping for was a better life for Laila and Maria. This book will make you cry, there’s no denying it. Get your heart stronger to enter into the world of Mariam and Laila where they went through hardships and cruel politics. I shall not spoil it anymore for you.

2. The Seven Husbands Of Evelyn Hugo By Taylor Jenkins Reid

The seven husbands of Evelyn Hugo, the name may sound weird but the characters in this book, the heartwarming story, everything about this book will stir your emotions and you’ll never know whether the tears in your eyes are of happiness or sorrow.

“You have to find a job that makes your heart feel big instead of one that makes it feel small.”


3.The Fault In Our Stars By John Green

Almost everyone has read this elegant beauty. One of the most hyped book of John green, written in a very flowy and simple language yet having the potential to keep you hooked and shake you and make you cry.

“Oh, I wouldn’t mind, Hazel Grace. It would be a privilege to have my heart broken by you.”


Once you read the book, you might never be able to forget the joy and pain this book gave you.

4.We Were Liars By E.LockHart

“Silence is a protective coating over pain.”


An amazing thriller young adult book, gorgeously written and added with extra spices of Sinclair family is ready to burn your soul. Need a book or just wanna ugly cry, just pick this one up next. No doubt this book was Goodreads choice winner for best young adult thriller novel.

5.The Song of Achillies By Madeline Miller

There was more to say, but for once we did not say it. There would be other times for speaking, tonight and tomorrow and all the days after that. He let go of my hand.”


Above all the books I have named above, this one had a different impact all together. It’s sad yet beautiful. Madeline has written this is in such a way that one cannot get over this book so easily. It will definitely leave you soul-shattered.

The character development portrayed in the book is something to feel and cherish. This book is the most beautiful book ever written and will definitely remain in my heart.


It is okay to cry sometimes. Do read these books and tell us in the comments how you felt about it!

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