Tear-jerkers & page-turners {Listography 2011}.

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After driving for what seemed an eternity (due to the Grapevine closure on Sunday), we finally made it home on Monday night - later than expected, but safe & sound.  Our vacation was a time of rest and rejuvenation, just as I had hoped it would be.  As I work my way through pine needles and presents... an empty fridge and a mound of laundry, I look forward to slowly settling back in to LIFE {& lists}.

Last week, we kicked off our Listography series with a list of goals for the coming year (cannot wait to read yours by the way).  Each Wednesday, Emily @ Notorious MLE and Danielle, @ Elleinad Spir, and myself are working our way through the lists of Listography 2011.  The topic for this week is "books that made you cry."  Simple, right?? 

Not so much.  The truth is, for the most part, I really can't remember when I was actually moved to tears!  Many, many extremely touching books- that most likely did make me cry, but without a doubt- these earned a spot on my tear-jerker list...

    Each touching, moving, thought-provoking, powerful, and saddening in its own manner- and each, a read that I'd highly recommend.  What about you?  Which books have brought tears to your eyes??  If you have a list of your own, head on over to Emily's to read her list and link your own... or, if you don't have a post to link up, share in the comment section!   Difficult to remember... or is it just me? 

    *Check out next week's topic right here.


    1. http://goodiesandbesties.blogspot.com/2011/01/books-that-made-me-cry.html

      happy new year, torrie! glad you are back!

    2. I loved Kite Runner and have been meaning to read this one too. And Lovely Bones was great. Good picks Torrie.

    3. Beautiful! I'm going to need to get those books asap. Thanks for sharing Tori!
      BTW You won the blog makeover!!!!!!
      Write to you soon!

    4. I thought about the Kite Runner, it was really sad. I also thought I wouldn't have many books, but I came up with a list of 10, come on over and take a look! So much listing fun, thanks!!

    5. I seem to cry at the drop of a hat, except when reading.

      BUT...A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest Gaines had me sobbing. I cried when I read it back in high school and then re-read awhile back and sobbed all over again.

      I need to get back to reading books, not just magazines! ;)

    6. You girls and your lists! Totally stressing me out just thinking about it. But I do love reading them. =)

    7. That grapevine closure was really scary! I've had that happen to me before and it was horrible. Glad you made it home safely. Yes, I "met" your friend Danielle! So true that this is like one big party. It sounds like you had a great holiday. I'm embarrassed to admit I haven't read any of these books. I did see the movie Lovely Bones and cried a lot during it. I seriously cry over almost every book I read though. Sometimes happy tears, but always a few over something. I remember crying quite a bit when I read The Time Traveler's Wife. That was a tear jerker.

      That's so exciting about your gold ballet flats! I have a pair and wear them with everything. :)


    8. OK, I linked my post. :) I've missed my Torrie comments, I was happy to open up the ol' blog to a bunch of them! I do want to do the listography - I just need to use my time wisely and get those posts going!

    9. Oh how I have missed my friend Torrie! So glad you are back! I have missed your posts and stories! Thanks for your sweet comment the other day. I am so thankful for you as well!

      So I don't have much time to read between cooking and my 20 month old and I can't remember the last time a book made me cry (other than Marley and Me) so I am going to opt out of this post but hope you have a great weekend! XO

    10. Oh the Lovely Bones, Thousand Splendid Suns...both made me cry...as did the Kite Runner. I don't think I have read the others. Do you recommend them? I also read The Last Lecture and it was so moving and made me cry.

    11. "One Day" made me bawl this year....really good!


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