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Saturday, 13 July 2013

15 Day Book Blogger Challenge ~ Day 5

I'm taking part in the 15 Day Book Blogger Challenge, hosted by Good Books and Good Wine! This is a great way to get to know a bit more about the bloggers behind these book blogs!

Recommend a tear jerker:

As you probably know, if you've been following for a while, I don't cry with books very easily. It takes a very specific mood or something pretty dang special for me to cry while reading a book. I mean, guys... I didn't cry when I read The Fault in Our Stars. 

But there are two books that I automatically think of when I hear 'tear-jerker'. These two books are ones that I actually did tear up a bit because of. One is The Summer of Skinny Dipping, which I haven't read in ages but remember loving and I also recall it being quite the sad book. The other is one I read last year, Second Chance Summer. This is one that made my eyes super blurry where I couldn't see the words on the page, even though the sad part was expected. 

There Are Some Summers You'll Always Remember
Sometimes I wake up shivering in the early hours of the morning, drowning in dreams of being out there in the ocean that summer, of looking up at the moon and feeling as invisible and free as a fish. But I'm jumping ahead, and to tell the story right I have to go back to the beginning. To a place called Indigo Beach. To a boy with pale skin that glowed against the dark waves. To the start of something neither of us could have predicted, and which would mark us forever, making everything that came after and before seem like it belonged to another life.
My name is Mia Gordon: I was sixteen years old, and I remember everything. Goodreads

Taylor Edwards’ family might not be the closest-knit—everyone is a little too busy and overscheduled—but for the most part, they get along just fine. Then Taylor’s dad gets devastating news, and her parents decide that the family will spend one last summer all together at their old lake house in the Pocono Mountains.
Crammed into a place much smaller and more rustic than they are used to, they begin to get to know each other again. And Taylor discovers that the people she thought she had left behind haven’t actually gone anywhere. Her former best friend is still around, as is her first boyfriend…and he’s much cuter at seventeen than he was at twelve.
As the summer progresses and the Edwards become more of a family, they’re more aware than ever that they’re battling a ticking clock. Sometimes, though, there is just enough time to get a second chance—with family, with friends, and with love.Goodreads | My Review

Both of these are summer reads and they both definitely look and sound fluffier than they actually are. They also both made me tear up, which is a hard thing for a book to do. I'm dying to reread The Summer of Skinny Dipping, as I don't own it, so I'm always looking for it in stores! And I might do a reread of Second Chance Summer if I can get the chance this summer!

What books leave you with tears in your eyes? Are you a person who rarely cries over books like me? Or are you one who tears up a lot?

Happy reading!

1 comment:

  1. I thought I might have been the only one who did not shed one tear while reading The Fault in Our Stars, I was pretty disappointed about that. Sadly I haven't cried while reading any book so far.


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