Tuesday, February 14

Top Ten Tuesday(14) : Books That Broke My Heart

~The Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.~

Even though I'm a bitter, bitter woman on this day every year, I will say it...happy Valentine's Day! Why am I so bitter? Well, for twenty straight years I've been single on Valetine's Day. Pretty sad? Yes, I'll have boyfriends before and after, but never on. That is why I'm bitter. I decided to do TTT, because of the topic...books that broke my heart. It fits, because I'm usually recovering from a broken heart on this day.

Sorry for the pity party up there *removes streamers and broken hearted confetti* Shall we begin?

(There is no real order for my list)

10. The Diary of Anne Frank by Anne Frank. Such a sad story...even when nothing bad is going on you, you are under a cloud of misery, because you know whats going to happen.

9. The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks. I weep everytime I read this story. Not only is the story heart-meltingly sad, but I can't help but think when I read this. Alzheimer's runs through my family something fierce. I can't help but imagining my future husband going through this if I get it. Ugh *eyes well up*, so sad, so sad. But I love it so!

8. Cold Mountain by Charles Fraizer. Another extremely sad book that I'm absolutely in love with! I can't say much without ruining the ending for those of you lucky few who haven't seen the movie or read the book.

7. The Knight of Maision Rouge by Alexandre Dumas. This wasn't my favorite novel, but I still felt my heart break at the end. After so much strife and work, they couldn't save Marie Antoinette or even themselves. It was really sad.

6. Mademoiselle Boylen by Robin Maxwell. Just the Anne Boylen story makes me sad. However, this was set during the early part of Anne's life, which was set in the French Court. The books ends with her coming home and looking forward to life in England. My heart broke, because she had no idea what fate was going to bestow on her. Robin Maxwell did a wonderful job with the ending.

5. Night by Elie Wiesel. This book is about Mr. Wiesel's experience in the concentration camps during WWII. The statement instatenly can break anyone's heart. The book will break your heart in a million pieces.

4. Reincarnation by Suzanne Weyn. It just broke my heart, because it took so many lifetimes for these two souls to finally get their happily ever after.

3. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte. Such a doomed love from the very start. Even though both Heathcliff and Catherine are buttcheeks, it still made my heart break for them. I rooted for them to runaway together and get their happily ever after. I also felt bad for the innocent bystanders that were hurt because of the fate that was given to the two lovers 

2. The Two Towers by JRR Tolkein. This is my favorite out of the trilogy, but it broke my heart for a couple of reasons: the followship was broken and my favorite character was killed being all heroic and whatnot! UGH!

1. Les Miserables by Victor Hugo. Such a depressing and heart-breaking novel! There is so much bad and sad things going around that it's hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel.

Why must we poor readers be put through so much pain and striff? Why do we put ourselves through this heartbreak? Why? Well...we like it. We like having our hearts bleed for fictional (and in some cases nonfictional) characters. Secretly, we like to verify that our lives are much better than those silly book stories. Haha.

Again...happy Valetine's Day everyone!

Here are some pictures:

For those that celebrate Valentine's Day

For those celebrating Anti-Valentine's Day



Kristina said...

Oh I forgot about Reincarnation, yes that one broke my heart too, But I'm so glad they finally came together in their last life.


Carole Rae said...

It was a sad book, but the ending made the heart-breaking bits worth it. =)

Tanya Patrice said...

I’ve only read The Notebook from your list - that brought the tears down!

Blodeuedd said...

I love the last one ;)
I shouldn't be so happy, but I am, I spent all my Valentine's alone before meeting bf

MJ Thomas said...

you are under a cloud of misery, because you know whats going to happen.

Isn't that the truth? I played Anne in drama many, many years ago and it was one of the hardest roles I'd done.

Thanks for visiting!

Carole Rae said...

Tanya, The Notebook is soooo heartbreaking!

Blodeuedd, lucky girl! I wish that I'll have a great Valentines. We shall see. hahaha, maybe I'm cursed.

MJ Thomas, really? Anne is a complex character and can be showed in so many different lights. No problem! AND thank YOU for visting me.