Happy Tuesday, my friends! Today’s Top Ten Tuesday theme is ‘Books I Enjoyed That Are Outside of My Comfort Zone’. And let’s face it – one of my comfort zones is laughter and swoons. I am very picky about the books I choose to read outside of that ‘safe place’, and these ‘ugly cry’ reads are totally worth every night you muffle your sobs into your pillow or startle strangers in public by bursting into gutwrenching tears.
In fact – Catherine West. Lori Benton. Brandy Bruce. Jolina Petersheim. Jennifer Rodewald. Tessa Afshar. Cynthia Ruchti. Patricia Beal. Heidi Chiavaroli. Melanie Dobson – anytime I pick up a book by one of these authors I know I’m in for at least one cry, be it an ugly cry or just a delicate sniffle. I chuckle sometimes too. And swoon at other times. But the ones I’ve selected for today’s list are the ones where the emotion still lingers in me when I think about these stories. No matter how long ago it was read. You can’t go wrong with any read from these amazing authors, but this list are the really special ones.
What about you? What are some ‘ugly cry’ reads that you really loved? What’s your comfort zone in reading?