Summertime Blues

| June 10, 2011

It’s gorgeous outside, but this post is for all the haters. Sometimes you just want to curl up with a book in a darkened apartment or the luxuriant air conditioning on the second floor of the library and have a good cry. No shame, brothers! Summer’s the time to rock the nostalgia and cry like a 2nd grader with these classic titles at the Gottesman:

Bridge to Terabithia / Katherine Paterson ; illustrated by Donna Diamond

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Everything you could possibly want in a book: running, friendship, imagination and horrible lifelong scarring.

Check it Out!: PZ7.P273 Br 1977

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The Diary of a Young Girl / Anne Frank…….

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Seriously, if you haven’t yet, do. It’s not enough to know what happens at the end. I promise it will still make you cry.

Check it Out!: D810.J4 F715

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Where the Red Fern Grows / Wilson Rawls


Read the book and cry, watch the movie and laugh at Dave Matthews.

Check it Out!: PZ7.R1975 Wh 1987

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The Giving Tree / by Shel Silverstein…….

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Yeah, it started with an apple.

Check it Out!: PZ7.S588 Gi 1964

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While I was brainstorming for this article I was treated to a mental montage of myself weeping piteously whilst reading an alarming variety of books.  I was an absolute mess for the last 500 or so pages of Deathly Hallows. I made a scene on vacation with The Book Thief and Dog Heaven made me sob at work. It made me realize that reading makes me cry ALL THE TIME and I kind of like it. It’s a fun sad, like a roller coaster for pain…with you crying alone indoors instead of a fun day at the amusement park with your friends. Join in the fun! What’s the saddest book you’ve ever read?