John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars has probably been topping the chart of “most read this month” ever since the trailer of the movie came out. People have been shedding countless tears over the beautiful journey of these two very special teenagers who fall in love; a love that crosses some extraordinary bounds of their ordinary lives.
Among this category of contemporary or YA (Young Adult) reads, there are also some more books that will make you grab the nearest tissue box. So, if The Fault in Our Stars hit you right in the feels, this list is for you:
1.) Eleanor and Park, by Rainbow Rowell
Eleanor and Park are two seemingly normal school kids. But in between bus rides and a shared love for music, their lives are pretty much about to change.
A story about first love, this book will break your heart and make you smile.
2.) Anna and the French Kiss, by Stephanie Perkins
Remember your crush smiling at you for the first time? Remember getting butterflies in your tummy? Remember being swept off your feet?
Anna is about to experience all of this for the first time, in the city of love. If you’re a fan of cute, fast-paced love stories, this one is for you.
3.) The Wedding, by Nicholas Sparks
Nicholas Sparks is the king of country romances. While his A Walk to Remember and The Notebook have gained a lot of fame in the past few years, its The Wedding that I like the most. A sequel to The Notebook and a truly touching story of what happens after the perfect wedding, The Wedding will strike a chord with especially the ones looking for the love lost somewhere in between vows and broken promises.
4.) Wonder, by R.J.Palacio
There are books that touch your soul and just stay with you forever. This, for me, was one such book. R.J.Palacio managed to weave an absolutely beautiful story amidst a very simple setting. What she also managed to do was create a protagonist whose struggle and innocence makes you smile and cry at the same time. August Pullman will stay in your little reader heart long after you’ve finished the book.
5.) Looking for Alaska, by John Green
Any YA list is incomplete without John Green in it.
Alaska Young is witty, vivacious and very unique. She indeed is, as told by the writer himself, a “hurricane”. Another brilliant female protagonist from the author who just knows how to pierce your heart and make you weep like a baby. Don’t miss this one.
6.) Till the Last Breath, by Durjoy Datta
I’m not a fan of the typical Indian authors. Not at all. Especially not of the ones who write only about IIT’ans falling in love. Whereas Durjoy Datta himself has written quite a few of such books he shouldn’t be proud of, this luckily is an exception. A story of four interconnected lives, this book is a really quick read and quite a tear-jerker.
7.) If I Stay, by Gayle Forman
Soon to be a major motion picture, this book tells you the story of Mia, a seventeen-year old girl who has to make a very tough choice. A tale about family, love and heartbreak, Mia’s journey will totally cloud your eyes.
That’s it. Those are a few of the books that are sure to tug your sensitive bone. So, grab that pack of tissues and start whenever you feel you’re ready to be reduced to a pool of tears.