Booking Through Thursday asks — What’s the saddest book you’ve read recently?
Hmm, I have to say…I don’t know. I’m going to interpret loosely and name several books that were emotional reads for me even if they were not necessarily sad books.
Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger was sad but I think that it had more to do with the acts of the characters than anything specific in the book that made me misty eyed. I just felt sorry for everyone, with the exception of one character which was a nice bright spot. However, The Time Traveler’s Wife, now that was a sad book. I also found Rooftops of Tehran by Mahbod Seraji to be an emotional read as well. I think I’m going to stop there otherwise I could be here all day.
4 thoughts on “Booking Through Thursday – Recent Sadness”
Yes, TTTW was very sad. I need to read Her Fearful Symmetry!
TTW was sad wasn’t it! Lots of people mentioned this.
The Time Travellers Wife was sad. I felt sad for days after reading that!
I love books that bring out the emotions of the characters in me. I read a lot of poignant books and find so much pleasure in them. I have not read the ones you’ve listed but I’ve seen others list The Time Travelers Wife as their saddest as well.