Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme for the list lovers(*) among book bloggers, created and hosted at The Broke and the Bookish. Today the theme is: “Top Ten Books That Broke My Heart A Little” (anti-Valentine, anyone?).
Ready for some sad valentine feeling? Here goes:
- Audrey Niffenegger, The Time Traveler’s Wife: I know this will make most lists today. It goes without saying: one of the saddest love stories I ever read. One of the things that I loved most is that, despite the time traveling, the book is very true-to-life, especially in how the love relationship is portrayed along a whole life. Loved to cry for this one!
- Ken Follett, World Without End: you see their love from page one, but there’s always something in the way. A dramatic love story as can be. Could not put down until I knew how it would turn out for them (and I guess it’s some 800 pages before the outcome!)
- Tim Powers, The Drawing of the Dark: another luck-less couple. Epiphany’s name suggested that she had a bigger role to play… but her story ends too soon (and I hated the author for that!)
- J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings: I know Aragorn and Arwen get their hearts’ wish, but have you ever read their full story in the Appendices? So sad.
- Marcela Serrano, Goodbye Little Women: I cannot say anything about this book without giving it away… I’ll just say that I was so happy for the story with Jamie… and then so sad… (This book is not available in English, but if you can read Spanish, go and check it out right this moment!)
To all list lovers: has any of you visited the exhibition on lists at the Morgan Library & Museum last year? I’d love to hear from you, and to know whether it was as good as I imagine!