Thursday, 24 September 2009

Booking Through Thursday-Sad Reads

What’s the saddest book you’ve read recently?

Saddest book? My first response is the The Book Thief (it made me cry), but since I used that last week I really should think of another one! But just before I do, it strikes me as odd that I used it last week as my most entertaining book, but this week it springs to mind as the saddest. Not sure what that says about my reading preferences. Perhaps I should think about that, but that will have to be another time.

The Time Travellers Wife is the only other book I can think of that I've read recently that made me cry, but I really did cry about that one, and it left me with a sad feeling following me around for days after finishing it. And one that I mention all the time, Tess of The D'urbervilles always makes me cry even though I know what's going to happen, it still makes me cry, and I still will it not to happen. This might not count because I haven't read it recently, but that means it is due a re-read, so I'm going to have it!


gautami tripathy said...

I am yet to read The Time Traveller's Wife.

Booking through Sad Ones

Lynne said...

I like sad books too for some reason. I'm able to seperate them from real life, so I don't STAY depressed after reading them, ya know?

I LOVED The Book Thief and I can totally see how you feel that it was the saddest book yet the most entertaining. I totally get it!

Lisa said...

I enjoy sad books too. I call them poignant...sounds better than sad. lol Anyway, I have not read either of these but The Book Thief is one I SERIOUSLY want to read!!

Ted said...

I thought about The Book Thief too, but its whimsy stayed with me more than its sadness. I remember being very touched by The Time Travelers Wife too.

Anonymous said...

I think some of the best books are sad. I agree re Time Travellers Wife - I have read it twice and cried buckets both times. I have also just reread The Handmaids Tale and that's pretty sad too