5 Book Recommendations For When You Need A Good Cry

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Everyone loves a good thought-provoking read. A book that can move you to tears is a true masterpiece. Any writer that can create such profound depth and reach the reader’s heart is a delight. Stories can have various reasons that make you feel like crying, maybe some grave sadness or an effortless ending full of emotions.

Here are 5 book recommendations for when you need a good cry

A Man Called Ove- Fredrik Backman

Ove is an old Swedish man. He is the definition of cranky and rude and mean and everything else young people think of old men. All Ove wants is to be left in peace alone when a lively and joyous family moves into the house next door. What comes next is a heartwarming story of human needs and connections. How important it is to be affectionate and have friends. This is a rare book, it will make you laugh and cry at the same time. A must-read for anyone going through a tough time.

The Five People You Meet in Heaven – Mitch Albom

Like all Mitch Albom books, the five people you meet in heaven is a book so simply profound it will tug at your heartstrings with every sentence. The story follows Eddie, an old mechanic that works at an amusement park. At the beginning of the book, Eddie dies while trying to save a young girl falling off a ride. He is sent to heaven where he finds out what comes next. He gets to meet the five people that had the greatest impact on his life, who changed his lives in ways he couldn’t see coming. The book teaches us how we’re all connected and there aren’t any random events. That life has a purpose.

The Fault in Our Stars

One of the most popular young adult novels of our times, every teenager has read or watched the movie adaptation and has cried. Hazel and Augustus are two teenagers with cancer who’ve fallen in love. If that isn’t enough to make you cry, the book is an inspirational read about life and living it to the fullest. About friends and love and pain and loss.

Everything I Never Told You

One of the best books of recent times, it is an underrated one. The book talks about a dysfunctional family and the pressure that parents put on their children to fulfill their dreams. Pinning their failures and wishes on their child without a second thought suffocates the child until they grow resentment against their parents.

The Diary of A Young Girl – Anne Frank

Everyone has probably heard about Anne Frank, the young teenager who went into hiding with her family during the holocaust. It is her journal that she kept over the years of her hiding. The sadness and grief of a family stricken by the horrors of war and resigned to this fate are palpable on every page. This book will make you understand the reality of World War 2 and its effects on a young girl’s psyche. Another book that everyone should read in their lifetime.