TGIF: Book Olympics

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TGIF at GReads is a fun feature for answering a book-blogging question posed by Ginger.

This week the question is: Book Olympics: In the spirit of the Olympics, which books would you give the gold, silver, and bronze medals to? It can be from any genre, new or old.

Today’s Category: Tearjerkers

The Bronze goes to:

Okay for Now by Gary D. Schmidt– For making me cry, then laugh, all while driving, making me look like a crazy lady.

The Silver goes to:

The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness– One word: Manchee.

The Gold goes to:

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green– Pretty sure I woke up the day after finishing this with a crying hangover.  You know, puffy eyes and a slight headache.  Many tears were shed.

What are your picks for the Book Olympics?  Alternately, what is your favorite Olympic sport to watch?  (I’ll admit that I am crazy-in-love with synchronized diving, beach volleyball, and, of course, gymnastics.)

15 thoughts on “TGIF: Book Olympics

  1. Great topic! I may post on this later if I have time. Maybe gold, silver and bronze for fiction books that take place during WWII ;).

    I’ve been Olympic obsessed this year watching synchronized diving, indoor volleyball, gymnastics and swimming.

    And nothing compares to “The Fault in Our Stars”. It wins by a landslide.

    • WWII books, huh? Man, I should have never told you my weakness 😉

      Isn’t synchronized diving awesome? Seriously, I could watch it all day! Especially when they replay it in slow motion and I critique their synchronization. haha

  2. Manchee!!!! Oh, the tears, the tears! I haven’t read The Fault in our Stars yet, but I want to oh so badly! I’m gonna have to mentally prepare my heart though.

    • I’ve read Looking for Alaska, An Abundance of Katherines, and Will Grayson, Will Grayson… of those three, I think I liked An Abundance of Katherines best. It just tickled me with its nerdiness, though I think Looking for Alaska is more similar to TFiOS. But definitely read more John Green– he’s one of the best out there!

  3. This is the second place I’ve seen The Knife of Never Letting go! I need to read this!
    I also still haven’t read The Fault in Our Stars.. But I think I need to mentally prepare myself first! I’m not in that place yet and want to read frivolous, happy titles right now 🙂

    • Haha, then my list of tearjerkers isn’t a good place to start. I think you’ll like the Chaos Walking trilogy (Knife of Never Letting Go is the first), though… it’s really well done and action-packed. I warn you that it is written in dialect, which seems to be a big pet peeve of some people, so just in case it is yours, be prepared!

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