Booking Through Thursday

A weekly meme about (mostly) books and reading.

Recent Sadness September 24, 2009

Filed under: Wordpress — --Deb @ 1:15 am

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What’s the saddest book you’ve read recently?

(Is any body getting bored with this series of “recent” questions? Because I’m having fun!)

Don’t forget to leave a link to your actual response (so people don’t have to go searching for it) in the comments—or if you prefer, leave your answers in the comments themselves!

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77 Responses to “Recent Sadness”

  1. iwriteinbooks Says:

    Oh! Oh! Me! I love when my recent favorites apply to the weekly question. Here’s mine fr Homer and Langley!

  2. Jess Says:

    Not a tear jerker, not a particularly sad book, but managed to strike an emotional chord anyway:

  3. Diane Says:

    It feels so good to be back. I love BTT. Thanks for all you do :).

    I will be doing a catching up BTT post. Yay!!!

    Here’s mine:

  4. shareleann Says:

    This was an easy one for me…

  5. savidgereads Says:

    Mine is here

    I want to say Happt BTT but its a bit of a sad topic days so doesnt feel quite right!

  6. I agree with Savidge. How do I say Happy BTT?!

    Ok, get out your hankies then..

  7. Jo Says:

    Oh, I like sad books. Mine’s here

  8. novelinsights Says:

    Here’s my sad book:

    Cheer up everyone, it’s nearly the weekend!

  9. Barbara H. Says:

    Yes, I’m bored with this series. :) I haven’t answered a BTT since July 9. But it looks like I’m the only one, so carry on — I’ll just keep checking every week til a question comes up I am interested in.

  10. Michelle Says:

    Well, this is rather a depressing topic. Who wants to think of sad books when the weekend is almost here! ;-)

    Here’s my answer:

  11. teacherninja Says:

    I like the questions, but “recent” is starting to get further back for me! Can’t wait to graduate and catch up on my reading…


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  13. mizb17 Says:

    My answer is up here. And, unfortunately, I have to join Barbara in saying that yes, I’m a tad bored with this series. :-? Sorry.


  14. Liz K Says:

    I’m not getting tired of the ‘recent’, it is just, for me, it is hard to find anything from this year.

  15. Zia Says:

    Here’s mine this week.

  16. I am liking these questions.

    Here is my BTT.

  17. MARIE BURTON Says:

    Got mine up finally =)

    Happy BTT day!

  18. Robin Says:

    Not really a tearjerker or anything but I thought some of the circumstances were quite sad.

  19. Abi Says:

    Sometimes it’s hard to come up with a book that fits the meme as being recently read. How recent is recently? Love the memes though

    Mine is posted:

  20. Kari Says:

    Mine is The Memory Keeper’s Daughter. Read it here:

  21. medicasali Says:

    I wrote about The Swan House, a book that I have read many times and just revisited about a month ago.


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  23. alitareads Says:

    I went a little ways back, but this one is definitely a tear jerker: BTT

  24. This was an easy pick for me because we revisited the topic at book club last night.

    I’m ambivalent about the “recent” questions. I’m a little bored with the them, but on the other hand, I like that the answers are quick. And who am I to complain wen someone else does the work and comes up with an idea for a blog post for me every week? So, thanks!

  25. I am still having fun with the series of “recent” questions. But i am running out of recently read books to share!

  26. Matthew Says:

    My Answer is up. This book doesn’t make me cry like Marley and Me does, but the sadness of it is ingrained in my blood long after I put it down.

  27. Alison Says:

    I try to avoid sad books, really, but here’s a good one.

  28. Dawn Says:

    Almost the weekend; Happy Thursday!

    My answer is here.

  29. mervih Says:

    I’m not really a fan of sad books but here’s my answer anyway:

  30. Suey Says:

    I have a sad list here.

  31. I’ve included a sad and a disturbingly sad read. Come check it out and have a great day all!

  32. Rosemary Says:

    Sigh, this book still gets me. I started tearing up when I read this prompt!

  33. Marce Says:

    I enjoy sad books, I enjoyed reading all the responses. On my TBR list now are: The Book Thief, The Last Bridge, Tomato Girl and Cliffs of Despair. Thank you BTT members. I am reading The Glass Castle right now, this is a sad memoir but written beautifully.

  34. Marta Says:

    This is late…but I just read a book about the first ever school bombing…in 1927!!!

    Bath Massacre

    Marta’s Meanderings

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