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”
I awarded the gold medal to The Fault In Our Stars too! Such an amazing book.
Obviously, I agree!
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
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.
You’ve gotta read it… and while it will make you cry, I swear it is a good, cleansing, hopeful sort of cry.
The Fault in Our Stars was wonderful! I need to read some more John Green!
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!
Two people have given it a gold today! John Green is crazy awesome, and I love that everyone knows it!
I’m really not sure a book has ever made me cry quite as much as TFiOS… now movies on the other hand…
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!
Hmm I’m not sure! I think I’d have to try it to really see. But that’s good to know going into it! Thanks for the heads up 🙂
I’m saving TFIOS for a special day – because it sounds like a very special book. And I really want to read The Knife of Never Letting Go!
Both are very good and will suck you in! Definitely set aside some time for these (and maybe a box of Kleenex)!