I Asked my Twitter Followers for their Saddest Books

Twitter is a fantastic place to engage your audience with questions that ask them to give their opinion. It’s a place where you can gain knowledge, get some book ideas or, in this case at least, get some great content to create a really useful blog post for others.

Recently I created a post that showed some of the responses I received when I asked my Twitter followers which books they thought had the best twist in them.

It was a tweet that received so many responses that I wanted to share as part of an article to not only give you all some options of books to read to guarantee a good twist but also provide my audience with some genuinely great content.

That article turned out to be the most read article I posted in February and is already one of my most viewed of the year. Therefore, when I asked people what the saddest book they’ve ever read is and I started to receive a large number of responses again, I knew it would make another great article.

You can find the original tweet here which is still getting some traction and some answers through. If you’re looking for a book that’s going to tug on the heartstrings then you’re not going to find many better threads on the internet.

Below, as I did before, I have embedded the most popular responses from this thread and then put links to each of the books so you can quickly go and order them so you can be crying into a tissue as soon as tomorrow. And on that note:

Please note that this article contains affiliate links. This means if you choose to purchase any of these books via one of these links, I will receive a small commission at no extra cost to you which will go towards the funding of the blog. These affiliate links do not affect my final opinion of any of the products.

All My Mothers by Joanna Glen

Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stuart

Hideous Beauty by William Hussey

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguru

Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell

The Time Traveller’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

People Like Us By Louise Fein

So there are seven books at least to get your teeth into this weekend and make yourself cry. You can use the links above to quickly jump to their pages on Amazon.

Or, for convenience (because I’m just that damn nice, here is a list of the books:

Have you got any books that don’t feature on the list that you think might make people cry or have certainly made you cry? Let me know by adding them to the Twitter thread.