Books That Made Me Cry #Meme #theboxoftissuesaward

Posted on 6th November 2010 in book review/ books that made me cry/ five people you meet in heaven/ meme/ mitch albom/ one day/ the box of tissues award/ the gargoyle/ tony parsons/ tuesdays with morrie

I bring you “The Box of Tissues Award”.  Has anyone done this already?

I’m sure I’ll have it pointed out to me very soon that they have. In the meantime I’ll plead ignorance and plough ahead.

The rules of my #meme are as follows:

• Fess up to 5 books that have made you cry

• Thank the nice person who gave you ‘The Box of Tissues Award’

• Link back to me

• Nominate 5 new people to pass the award onto


1. One Day – by David Nicholls

Although, yes, I did just rant about this book in my review of it…. It did make me cry.

2. The Five People You Meet In Heaven – by Mitch Albom

Tiny little book. I bought my copy in New York because I loved the rough unfinished edges on the pages. I didn’t know anything about it, just liked the feel of the thing. When I read it I was blown away by how much it affected me.

3. Tuesdays With Morrie – by Mitch Albom

I bought Tuesdays With Morrie because I was so touched by The Five People You Meet In Heaven. It is another tiny little book which rips through your defences and leaves you blubbing – I read most pages with a running internal monologue of ‘I will not cry, I will not cry’ I failed miserably. I won’t let my OH read this book as I think it would destroy him. Funnily enough his boss said the same thing to him the other day.

4. Everything ever written by Tony Parsons

I haven’t read anything by Mr Parsons for ages, but I just love the way he writes and how he seems to know all of my inner secrets.

5. The Gargoyle – by Andrew Davidson

Lovely book, very long, a bit odd at times but steeped in romance.

I hope that the following fellow bloggers will accept the #meme and tell me the 5 books that made them cry:







Yes I know that is 6 people, I’m playing the odds! And if twitter ever lets me rejoin the party then I’ll be able to let you all know that you’ve been tagged too!

Taking a risk on @livingwithkids as I’m sure she’ll be quick to tell me this meme already exists!

If @singledadsdiary is feeling particularly lovely please could he paintbucket my image thing and let me have the coding so that I can look as though I know what I’m doing? 😉

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  • Reply Livi 6th November 2010 at 3:28 pm

    I don’t think I’ve read a book that made me cry, I don’t tend to read stuff like that, I read psychological thrillers! lol!

  • Reply Single Dad's Diary 7th November 2010 at 5:10 pm

    Sorry, but I’m going to have to disappoint you on this one- although I have cried at books, they’re few and far-between. Also, I can’t remember which ones, and there are probably only a couple- definitely not five.

    What’s a “paintbucket” thing?

    • Reply MrsLJHall 7th November 2010 at 5:20 pm

      Ah boo, that’s no fun! Although I guess it is more of a girls thing to admit to… The paintbucket thing – you explained it to me before – where an image is held somewhere so that when someone clicks on it the original link remains?! I’m sure it was you.

  • Reply Pippy 7th November 2010 at 9:48 pm

    Thanks for your tea & book advice. I did think perhaps I should attempt Edwin Abbott’s Flatland again, an idea companion for such occasions, maybe. Not that I really want to cry but I’m drawn to books 2 and 3 on the list and think I may have to look up the number 4 suggestion too.

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