Hi everyone! This is Julia of The Broke and the Bookish, formerly blogging on my own at The Competitive Bibliomaniac.
I read mostly historical romance, but can often be found reviewing paranormal romance, young adult books (mostly distopian/fantasy), fantasy/sci-fi, classics, and the occasional non-fiction book about languages.
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A Book that Makes You Sad
Off the top of my head, I can think of a lot of books that have made me cry, but I don't know if that is necessarily the same thing as feeling "sad". I have read a lot of books set in World War II, those make me sad, especially memoirs. Books that have memorable character that do or experience something that breaks my heart, especially something that I can personally relate to (and thank God that I can't personally relate to any holocaust atrocity), get me right in the feels. And the book that hits me the most is The Time Travelers Wife by Audrey Niffenegger.
Even though I just wrote a whole paragraph talking about being able to relate adds up to stronger experienced emotions for me, I can't claim that tie to Henry and Clare. But the way these characters are brought to life for me, it feels like I can. My heart rejoices with them, laughs with them, breaks with them. And in the end it always leaves me with that bittersweet feeling of sadness.