5 Books That Broke My Heart

5 Books That Broke My Heart

There are many books that have stayed with me over the years for different reasons. One of those reasons are because that book broke my heart in the best way. This list is for those books that I will never regret reading even if there were tears involved.

img_6586It Ends With Us by Colleen Hover

Going into this book, I had no idea how much emotion it would pull out of me. I didn’t know a book could hurt so much. You see, I was raised in a home where every single type of abuse lived. That abuse was deep and powerful. There was nothing anyone could do to stop the pain, no one could make the pain go away. That abuse and that pain grew over the years until we were all trapped inside of it. Even as an adult that pain still lives within me and will never go away.

Reading It Ends With Us, proved what I always knew – that broken little girl inside of me was never leaving.




img_5882 Full Tilt by Emma Scott

My Jonah. I miss him everyday. I will never stop missing him. After I read, Full Tilt by Emma Scott, I didn’t pick up another book for ten days. I cried my ass off. I laid in my bed crying into my pillow. My poor husband was scared I needed professional help. At first he thought my reactions funny until he realized I was so serious. Poor thing is clueless, but I love him anyways.




 img_5448Just an Illusion EP by D. Kelly

For some crazy reason, I decided to start reading this book while at Sky Zone with the family. That was one of the dumbest things I have ever done in my life. I couldn’t make it through the first five pages before I lost my shit. I’m sitting on the couch crying like a damn baby. The other parents were looking at me spilling my tears everywhere, then my husband because he’s laughing at me, looking so insensitive. It probably looked like my husband was beating me or something.





img_6567-1My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult

My stupid ass sister wanted me to read this book. I don’t know why on God’s green earth did she think this was a good idea. It was heartbreaking. Just the thought of losing my sister cuts my heart in half because without her, there is no me. I will never forgive her for making me read this book.




img_6570Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

This one gutted me, it literally gutted me. This book was so emotional and captivating. I felt as though I was the outsider, looking in on something I wasn’t supposed to see. I have never read another that compares to the love story and characters of Jamie and Claire. It is the end of the story that broke me. It was reading about Jamie being so broken that rips my heart right out of my chest.

If anyone feels compelled to read a few highly emotional books that will stay with you forever, I recommend every single one on this list.



25 thoughts on “5 Books That Broke My Heart

  1. D. Metzke says:

    I’ve only read My Sister’s Keeper, which was great. As good as your recommendations are, they also scare me. I don’t wanna bust out in tears in public, but I’ll try one of them…soon.

  2. Kristina Steiner says:

    I get laughs and incredulous stares when reading and crying as well. Or when I’m reading and start laughing. People don’t seem to get that books really make you feel.

  3. angiedokos says:

    I listen to Audible on my way to and from work. One day I was sitting in the garage after I got home from work and one of my children came out to see why I hadn’t come in yet. She saw me crying and immediately started asking what’s wrong, is everything okay, etc. Trough my tears I explained it was caused by the awesome book I had been listening to. She went in the house and told the family I was okay, just having an emotional breakdown over a book.

    I know it seems depressing to some people, but I love the books that make you really feel. The best books are the ones that months after you read them, you can think of the characters and still hurt for them. Or you just miss them and wonder what they are doing now. 🙂

  4. Bronwin Armgard says:

    If Outlander made you cry just keep reading the series. Crying, laughing and every other emotion under the sun will have you worn completely out, but they’re well worth it.

    And there are more books on the way.

  5. Somya Sahni says:

    I haven’t read any of them , though I have seen my sisters keeper’s movies . but after reading your blog , and checking them out on goodreads I guess I am going to read all of them. because I guess they look worth the time. thanku 🙂

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