What book goes well with my box of tissues?
May 5, 2014 11:25 PM Subscribe
I want to cry my eyes out over a book. It's been a long time since I have and I need the catharsis.
posted by quincunx to Writing & Language (88 answers total) 80 users marked this as a favorite
I need something along the tearjerking lines of Old Yeller, but for adults.
Really anything goes, but I like literary fiction the best. I would prefer to steer clear from really "pop" book club of the month dramas, although if one of them particularly touched you, I'm open to it.
Stuff surrounding the themes of love and loss is a really obvious choice. I nearly always cry over really touching and unselfish displays of loyalty and/or love. (In either a platonic or romantic sense.) Bonus points for existentialism, bittersweetness, and/or touching on the theme of freedom.
But really, if it made you sob and sob and say at some point, "Wow I can't stand this" it's probably golden. Heck, even if it just made you tear up and stoically scrunch up your face, I'll take it.
I searched a bit and this question strangely doesn't seem to have been asked before, but apologies if I missed it.