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Close the blinds, cuddle a cushion and bring on the waterworks.

Whether it’s a slow dripping tear down the cheek with a few sniffles, or a full blown ugly howl, there is definitely nothing like having a good cry. Here are some sob stories guaranteed to open floodgates of emotion.

  • Lou Clark knows lots of things. She knows how many footsteps there are between the bus stop and home. She knows she likes working in The Buttered Bun tea shop and she knows she might not love her boyfriend Patrick. 

  • The unforgettable, life-affirming and internationally bestselling story of August Pullman - a boy who's desperate to blend in, but is destined to stand out because of the way he looks.

  • 'A masterly portrait of a truly virtuous and dedicated man' New Yorker

  • Moving between Spanish conquest abroad and the court of the astute Charles V, Hugh Thomas's masterful work brilliantly brings alive one of the most influential and amazing moments in world history.

  • WINNER OF THE 2015 COSTA NOVEL AWARD AND BESTSELLING LITERARY PAPERBACK OF 2016: Devastating and brilliant, Kate Atkinson's stand-alone follow-up to Life After Life.

  • 'A new novel from Tyler is always a treat and this is her best in years' Mail on Sunday

  • The Fault in Our Stars by John Green (author of Looking for Alaska and Paper Towns) is a teen romance with a twist, exploring the tragic business of being alive and in love. Insightful, bold, irreverent, and raw - The Fault in Our Stars is perfect for young adults and adults alike.

  • As uplifting as it is moving, Holding the Man is a funny, sad and celebratory account of growing up gay, and a powerful love story.

  • What would you do if you had to choose? A haunting novel about the power of love and loss - a story that won't quite let you go.

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