Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books That Broke My Heart A Little

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. This meme was created because they are particularly fond of lists at The Broke and the Bookish. They'd love to share lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists! 
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 Top Ten Books That Broke My Heart A Little
(I won't go into details. I don't want to give any spoilers away! But I will leave a brief synopsis on the book so you can get an idea of what it's about.)

1. The Man From St. Petersburg by Ken FolletHis name was Feliks. He came to London to commit a murder that would change history. A master manipulator, he had many weapons at his command, but against him were ranged the whole of the English police, a brilliant and powerful lord, and the young Winston Churchill himself. These odds would have stopped any man in the world-except the man from St. Petersburg...

2. Mockingjay (The Hunger Games #3) by Suzanne CollinsYoung Katniss Everdeen has survived the dreaded Hunger Games not once, but twice, but even now she can find no relief. In fact, the dangers seem to be escalating: President Snow has declared an all-out war on Katniss, her family, her friends, and all the oppressed people of District 12. The thrill-packed final installment of Suzanne Collins' Hunger Games trilogy will keep young hearts pounding.

3. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. RowlingAs the novel begins, Harry, Ron, and Hermione are on the run from Lord Voldemort, whose minions of Death Eaters have not only taken control of the Minister of Magic but have begun to systematically - and forcibly - change the entire culture of the magic community: Muggle-born wizards, for example, are being rounded up and questioned, and all "blood traitors" are being imprisoned. But as Voldemort and his followers ruthlessly pursue the fugitive with the lightning bolt scar on his forehead, Potter finally uncovers the jaw-dropping truth of his existence.

4. Crescendo by Becca FitzpatrickHaunted by images of her murdered father, and questioning whether her nephilim bloodline has anything to do with his death, Nora puts herself increasingly in dangerous situations as she desperately searches for answers. But maybe some things are better left buried, because the truth could destroy everything - and everyone - she trusts.

5. Clockwork Prince by Cassandra ClareAs their dangerous search for the Magister and the truth leads the friends into peril, Tessa learns that when love and lies are mixed, they can corrupt even the purest heart.

6. Shadow Kiss by Richelle MeadIs Rose's fate to kill the person she loves most? It's springtime at St. Vladimir's Academy, and Rose Hathaway is this close to graduation. Since Mason's death, Rose hasn't been feeling quite right. She has dark flashbacks in the middle of practice, can't concentrate in class, and has terrifying dreams about Lissa. But Rose has an even bigger secret .... She's in love with Dimitri. And this time, it's way more than a crush. Then Strigoi target the academy in the deadliest attack in Moroi history, and Dimitri is taken. Rose must protect Lissa at all costs, but keeping her best friend safe could mean losing Dimitri forever...

7. Glow by Amy Kathleen Ryan - When the Empyrean faces sudden attack by their assumed allies, they quickly find out that the enemies aren't all from the outside..

8. Heaven is for Real by Todd Burpo"Heaven Is for Real "is the true story of the four-year old son of a small town Nebraska pastor who during emergency surgery slips from consciousness and enters heaven. He survives and begins talking about being able to look down and see the doctor operating and his dad praying in the waiting room. The family didn't know what to believe but soon the evidence was clear.

9. Bloodrose by Andrea Cremer - The final battle is upon her[Calla], there's more at stake than fighting. There's saving Ren, even if it incurs Shay's wrath. There's keeping Ansel safe, even if he's been branded a traitor. There's proving herself as the pack's alpha, facing unnamable horrors, and ridding the world of the Keepers' magic once and for all. And then there's deciding what to do when the war ends. If Calla makes it out alive, that is.

10. Divergent by Veronica RothDuring the highly competitive initiation that follows, Beatrice renames herself Tris and struggles to determine who her friends really are--and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes fascinating, sometimes infuriating boy fits into the life she's chosen. But Tris also has a secret, one she's kept hidden from everyone because she's been warned it can mean death. And as she discovers a growing conflict that threatens to unravel her seemingly perfect society, she also learns that her secret might help her save those she loves . . . or it might destroy her.

What ten book broke your heart a little??


  1. I agree on Harry Potter and I've always wanted to read Heaven is for Real. Nice list today. kaye—the road goes ever ever on

  2. I’ve read a few that you mentioned – the entire Hunger Games series was so raw and emotional.

  3. I have Divergent on my list, but I haven't read the most of these yet. Great list they all sound dark and mysterious.

    Wanna check out my list?

  4. Oh, most definitely CP! Heartbreak galore in that book!

  5. My heart broke in the end of Shadow Kiss. I will always remember that moment. Great list! :)


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