Top Ten Tuesday (5) Books that broke my heart

February 14, 2012 Meme, Top Ten Tuesday 21

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and Bookish.
This weeks topic: Top ten books that broke my heart just a little bit.

Broke my heart because they were that kind of book

Ballads of Suburbia Coming of Age in Mississippi To Kill a Mockingbird
Ballads of Suburbia by Stephanie Keuhnert
Coming of Age in Mississippi by Anne Moody
To Kill a Mockingbird
Broke my heart because of the ending
Before I Fall Delirium (Delirium, #1)
Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver 
Delirium by Lauren Oliver
Broke my heart because some people just shouldn’t die…
  3rd Degree (Women's Murder Club, #3) This World We Live In (Last Survivors, #3) Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter, #7)
3rd Degree by James Patterson
This World We Live In by Susan Beth Pfeffer
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by JK Rowling*
Broke my heart because I had such high expectations
Sweet Valley Confidential Remember Me?
Sweet Valley Confidential by Francine Pascal**
Remember Me by Sophie Kinsella
* I know that it makes sense that people were going to die in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, but after reading the previous 6 books, more than once, I felt like family members were dying.
** I loved Sweet Valley High.  I’ve always wanted to see what happens when they grow up (same with the Babysitter’s Club). I can’t tell you not to read it because if you’re like me, and you loved Sweet Valley High, you will want to read it regardless of ratings or reviews. I just ask that you lower your expectations.  Lower them a lot.


21 Responses to “Top Ten Tuesday (5) Books that broke my heart”

  1. Hollie

    I completely agree with what you say about Harry Potter, I knew people were going to die, but I still wasn’t prepared for it! I really want to read Ballads of Suburbia, I’ve heard so many great things about it!

    Thanks for stopping by my post! :)

  2. Kate@Midnight Book Girl

    Sweet Valley Confidential broke my heart too, by sucking so bad. Really if Bruce Patman hadn’t turned out so decent I might have demanded my money back, or sued Pascal for ruining my childhood friends. Aside from money, what the hell was she thinking?!

  3. Nina Reed

    Harry Potter and Before I Fall are on my list as well!:) And Delirium – that ending was so horribly tragic! I’m reading Pandemonium now, and just keep hoping for Lena to wake up and see that it was all a dream:(

  4. ~Enamored Soul~


    I completely agree with most of these books. The ones I don’t, happen to be ones I have not read. I 200% agree on the Sweet Valley Confidential book! I loved those books growing up, and I was INSANELY excited to read an update on the lives of Liz and Jess, but I was SO disappointed! I mean, the characters I knew and loved were just not those people anymore…and that completely killed the book for me! :( Also, I agree with you on the Harry Potter inclusion – yes, it felt like loved ones were dying! :( Thanks for this awesome list! :D

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