Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Blogging Challenge ~ Saddest Book I've Ever Read ~ 6/23/2021

This week's topic is:  

The Saddest Book I've Ever Read:

I don't know if this book is the saddest I've EVER read but I do remember crying when I read a certain part of this book when I was young.  Sobbing, actually, and I don't remember that ever happening again.

That book would be:

I don't know if I was an emotional pre-teen and that was why I sobbed, but it hit me hard!

If you've never read "Rebecca" and would like to, stop here!


For those of you that have already read "Rebecca" or don't plan on reading it, I'll tell you why I sobbed.

Rebecca is sent to live with her two spinster aunts.  It was a rough transition to the new living arrangements for both the aunts and Rebecca.  After somewhat settling into a routine, one of the aunts passes away!

Like I said above, maybe I was an emotional basket-case at the time or maybe it was the author's writing but the death of Rebecca's aunt really struck me in a tender spot.  Therefore, I would consider it the saddest book I've ever read :(


I have to have an honorable mention this week.

"Marley" was also a tear jerker!

So, what is the saddest book YOU'VE ever read?  



  1. That sounds sad. Stories in which a character loses someone they're close to are so sad.

  2. Thank you for that warning about Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm. I’d never read it but was curious about it.

    My post:

  3. Oh yes. I forgot about how I cried at the end of Marley. You knew it was coming. It has to, but that doesn't make it any less...sad.

    1. I was reading it with my daughter who was young at the time for a book report she was doing. We all cried!

  4. Ah yes, that's why I never read Marley and Me. I can't take it when animals die.

    1. Oh my! Did you read/see A Dog's Purpose?

    2. No - I read about it and decided to avoid it.


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