Fancy a Cry?: Books with the Saddest Endings

Books just about guaranteed to leave you in tears.
Updated October 2, 2022
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The remains of the day
Ishiguro, Kazuo
Experience the wonder of the written word from some of the greatest writers of the modern age, with Faber Modern Classics. The Remains of the Day is Kazuo Ishiguro's best-loved Booker Prize-winning novel.
A little life
Yanagihara, Hanya
Me Before You
Jojo Moyes
On its 10th anniversary, rediscover the love story that captured 21 million hearts . . . THE NO. 1 BESTSELLING PHENOMENON AND MAJOR FILM ADAPTATION 'One of the most memorable books of the last decade' WOMAN & HOME 'Utterly absorbing and blissfully...
The Color Purple
Alice Walker
Bridge to Terabithia
Paterson, Katherine
Bridge to Terabithia is an unforgettable story of friendship and loss by award-winning author Katherine Paterson. Jess Aarons wants to be the fastest boy in the class, but when a girl named Leslie Burke moves into the neighbouring farm his life changes forever. Even though she runs...
My sister's keeper
Picoult, Jodi
Bestselling author Jodi Picoult is known for her keen insights into the hearts and minds of real people. Now she tells the emotionally riveting story of a teenage girl who decides to sue her parents for the rights to her own body.;
The book thief
Zusak, Markus
It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still. Liesel Meminger and her younger brother are being taken by their mother to live with a foster family outside Munich. Liesel's father was taken away on the breath of a single,...

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