#BestBooksof2018 Day 3: Best “Cried my Eyes Out” read in 2018. Blogmas.

Hi dear friends,

It is already the third day of #BestBooksof2018 my version of Blogmas!

Don’t forget if you want to join in the fun you are welcome! Just use the hashtag and leave your link in the comments and I will show your post some love 😀 

Today’s topic is one of my favorite: a book that I’ve read in 2018 and that made me cry and cry and cry and…

But why do I love to cry when reading?

I have no idea! I know that I cry at the drop of a hat so that’s not difficult to make me shed some tears but there is a difference between “cheap” cry and “cry from the bottom of my soul”.

I think crying is cleansing, cathartic.

I am always in control of everything at work with being the boss and all that. Reading books with lots of feelings are probably my outlet. My way to let lose.

Now before choosing my winner of the day I have to speak about two other contenders who gave me #allthefeels!

First contender: The Boy and His Ribbon or rather the duet written by Pepper Winters!

“Good girl,” I whispered. “You’re very brave.” The transformation in her entire body blinded me. A smile spread. Cheeks pinked. Spine straightened. Any sign of sickness and starvation from living in the wild deleted, all because of one morsel of praise. There was a key in that. A message that all humans—tiny or ancient—needed nutrition in the form of love as well as everything else.

 

 

 

 

Second contender: The Beautiful Hearts duet by Emma Scott.

This was my own “prologue”: This epic love and friendship story will push you through your limits. It will frustrate you. It will hurt you. It will also fill you with so many beautiful emotions you won’t be able to contain them. Read this with a survival kit composed of: ice cream, alcohol, tissues and punching bag. It is also best to protect your E-reader with the latest and bulkiest case or have a good insurance.

 

But my winner of the day is

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Heartbreak Warfare by Heather M Orgeron and Kate Stewart

I hate love triangle because I consider them unnecessary drama but that’s the problem here: none of this drama was unnecessary. Scottie/Katy was not some undecided teenager who does not know which to fall for: the jock or the sexy nerd. No. She wanted to make her husband happy. She wanted to go back to her old self. Yet she could not forget how Briggs made her feel safe. She did not recognize up from down, she did not know what she wanted or what she needed.

And honestly I could never fault any of them.

I hurt for Gavin because he tried the best he could. I hurt for Scottie/Katy because she was lost and did not know how to open up or what she wanted.

“You won’t talk to me, you won’t let me in, you don’t want my help, and now I can’t touch you?”

Katy felt so bad to hurt Gavin. To disappoint everyone.

“He’s losing his patience, and I came home without any. I’m the problem, and that’s the hardest part. Our marriage was completely different before I was deployed. Army spouses deserve fucking medals.”

I hurt for Briggs because he was also lost even if he seemed to deal better with what happened.

To make it short: I hurt for everyone! All the time!

I don’t know how many times I cried while reading this book!

Now it’s your turn: give me THE book that made you cry in 2018!

Thanks for reading.

Sophie

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18 Replies to “#BestBooksof2018 Day 3: Best “Cried my Eyes Out” read in 2018. Blogmas.”

  1. Totally agree on the Heartbreak Warfare, and I was so worried to read it for that reason. Such a great read though and definitely a big cry with that one. I am TERRIFIED to read the Pepper Winters one. I have heard such great things about it and that its incredibly heartbreaking. Gaw, I am such a baby!

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Hahaha Daisy naaaah you’re not a baby LOL

  2. Crying is painful for me. So why do I love it when an author makes me cry?! LOL I’ve had some books make my eyes tear up and some where I sob heavily. Thanks for sharing these. I’ll have my tissues close at hand:)

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Ha yes why do we love to cry so much Laura!

  3. I think it’s safe to say now that our reads are rarely similar. 🙂 I haven’t read these books but I already added Emma Scott on my To Be Read Author next year and that’s because of you.. This is the second time I saw her books in your posts and the first time, I was so intrigued because you also said how it made you cry. 🙂 🙂

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Oh yes Lili Emma is fantastic!

  4. Gah, so much angst, I can’t take it…hahaha! Great choices, Sophie!

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Thank you Trisy!!!

  5. You have me wanting to read this one. I read your review of it the other day and it is on my list to get. I have yet to cry from a book. I believe crying is cleansing also. But, I have enough real life stuff to cry about. I am glad a book hasn’t done it yet. Great post Sophie!!

    My #Blogmas Day 3 – https://stackingmybookshelves.blogspot.com/2018/12/day-3-blogmas-best-cried.html

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Thank you Mary! And great choices too!

  6. Is there an Emma Scott book that doesn’t make one cry? I think not! I bawled at some point during every one of her books. BUT, I will say the payoff is worth all the tears, because her endings are always great.

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Hahaha no they all make me cry!

  7. I am like you every single book I have read I have cried… Lol..
    Tears of heartbreak, tears of joy,.. Even a romcom can bring tears to my eyes, I think sometimes it is just the words that are so beautiful and touch me deeply inside… YES I am a Sap but I am proud to be emotional. I love books/stories that can make me feel no matter what the emotion. I haven’t read Heartbreak warfare yet but it is on my radar.. Lol..

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      We will be sap together Cat LOL

  8. I love the books you have listed, even though I haven’t read them yet I do have Pepper Winters on my TBR for sure. I love books that give me those ugly cry’s.

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Me too! I feel better after LOL

  9. I RARELY cry when reading and that’s the saddest thing ever. I’ve had books that NEARLY made me cry, though…

    And I agree. Crying is a nice cleanse sometimes when you have everything stacking up on you, lol.

    Oooo a love triangle that’s NECESSARY. Those are the best love triangles.

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      I don’t know how you resist Sophia!!!! 😉

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