Thursday, 24 September 2009

Booking Through Thursday: Books that make me sad


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

(Is any body getting bored with this series of “recent” questions? Because I’m having fun!)


Don’t forget to leave a link to your actual response (so people don’t have to go searching for it) in the comments—or if you prefer, leave your answers in the comments themselves!

On principal I try and stay away from sad books. I read to make myself feel good an I cry enough IRL that I try and avoid sad books. I did just finish The Giver by Lois Lowry and it made me feel sad, but not sad (and boy do I need to learn precision of language). It made me feel something that I cannot yet define (I will try and define it when I write my review of it over the weekend). I also recently read Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J. K. Rowling and I wasn't sad this time because I knew what was happening but I certainly felt sad the first time I read it. Maybe that will have to qualify for this time around.

3 comments:

Bluestocking said...

The Order of the Phoenix was sad. Deathly Hallows was too! My post is up.

Zee said...

Yeah all of the later HP books are sad but I guess I just don't think about them as necessarily sad any more. They no longer make me cry because I know what happens.

reviewsbylola said...

The Giver is such a great book!