Books That Have Made Me Cry | Judging Books By Their Covers

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Follow Friday

TGIF is a weekly feature created and hosted by GReads that re-caps the week’s posts and has a different question each week.

This week’s question: Book Tears: Do you get emotional when you read? Which books had you in tears?

Uhm…I’m a big baby, lol. No, but really? I’m emotionally invested in most any book I read, so I cry a lot of the time while reading! Some examples are: Looking for Alaska by John Green, Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher, the end of Shadow Kiss and Succubus Dreams by Richelle Mead, Lock and Key by Sarah Dessen, Diana Gabaldon‘s Outlander series, The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan, Shiver/Linger by Maggie Stiefvater, and City of Glass by Cassandra Clare.


Follow Friday

Feature & Follow My Book Blog Friday is a weekly meme hosted by Parajunkee’s View.

This week’s question is: Do you judge a book by it’s cover?

I wish I could say I don’t, but I totally do. I don’t so much judge them as I prefer books with good covers. One of my most favorite series ever doesn’t have the best covers, and it’s the reason it took me so long to start reading it. That would be Succubus Blues by Richelle Mead. It’s not terrible, but it’s not my favorite.


Jess @ Gone with the Words

22 Responses to “Books That Have Made Me Cry | Judging Books By Their Covers”

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    I love Richelle Mead's books, but my god why do her cover people hate her!!!!! I dislike almost all her book covers… the best one she has was for Iron Crowned the UK edition!here's my FF

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    I think a lot of people judge by the cover…initially. But then we learn more about the book and will buy it if it sounds good. If it sounds bad, I'm not buying it just because of the pretty cover.Happy Friday!AmberThe Musings of ALMYBNENR

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    I need to get Storm Magic by Richelle Mead, it looks like such a great book. :) And I know I judge books by their covers even though I shouldn't. Some books you just can't help getting involved in emotionally. I started crying when I read Shiver, too. It's just such a great book, though I'm holding off on reading Linger until after Forever comes out.

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    Ginger @ GReads!

    OMG! How did I forget Shiver/Linger?! Geeze. I was a sobbing mess in BOTH of those books. I am so anxious, yet so scared to read Forever. I know it's going to break me in two!TGIF Jess! & Happy Reading!

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    I definitely judge books books by their covers, it's really hard not to when it's the first thing you see. I loooooved the Forest of Hands and Teeth and remember crying soooo much while reading it, love that series.

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    mel u

    I like your sidebar collage a lotHi, this is my first time to participate in The Friday Follow My Blog Hop-A lot of the 500 or so blogs I do follow join in every week so I thought why not try it-I will happily return all follows The Reading LifeMel u

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    Judith Leger

    Hi Jess! New follower here.For me, it is the cover and the title that tempt me to read the blurb. If the blurb reads great, I'll grab the book. I remember the first time I saw Harry Potter's book covers, I was like, O_o…not sure if I liked them. Love the inside but the covers weren't really to my taste.Happy Follow Friday!!!You can check out my website and to see what kind of books I write.I have two other pen names,L.J.Leger – http://www.ljleger.weebly.comJadette Paige – and

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    Little Miss Becky : )

    I'm a total cover judge, too. I admit it, I love pretty books. And I hate when a book I am dying to read comes out with a not-so-great cover (like the third book in the Fallen series. Yea, not a big fan of the Passion cover.) Already a follower here, just hopping by to say hi! :)

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    Jenni Elyse

    I prefer books with good covers as well. Although, my favorite covers are those that have something to do with the story on them, like the US editions of the Harry Potter series.

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    Liz Tea

    I'm the same way – I'm such a big baby when it comes to books. I may not outright cry (except Harry Potter and Outlander, lol!), but I sure will sniffle a lot. And I totally judge book covers too. If I'm on the fence about starting a book, usually the cover will sway me one way or the other.

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    Lisa @ Read.Breathe.Relax.

    I think you said it perfectly- I just prefer books with great covers. It's definitely not a requirement. Eye candy is something we could all use, though, right?New follower- great blog!

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    Fiction Fool

    At first glance, yes. I'm either instantly drawn in or repelled by a books cover. If someone recommends a book or I'm able to read an excerpt that successfully captures my interest, then I can overlook the cover. However, first glances do matter. If the cover is pretty aweful, I might not take the time to read the excerpt.I'm a new Follower! Happy Follow me Friday's!http://www.fictionfool.com

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