Book Stack Challenge-Books that broke me by Kendra

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I’ve seen several book stack challenges going around on Tik Tok and instagram and wanted to do my own spin on things. Here are my book stack of books that managed to actually make me cry and that broke my heart but in the best ways.


They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera

Published September 5th 2017 by Quill Tree Books

389 pages.


In a future world a company called Death-Cast is able to predict exactly when people will meet their death. Unfortunately, this can only be predicted within the same day. The story follows two boys who get the call from death cast and both boys use last friend to have a friend on their final day. The story follows the boys on their journey from strangers to friendship. I literally can’t say anything else without spoiling different parts of the book. All I can say is read this book, it will absolutely break your heart in the best way. As someone who isn’t part of the LGBTQIA+ community I don’t like to speak on representation on whether things are or aren’t represented well BUT this was recommended to me by someone who is part of the community who loved the book and what it represented to him. We love an inclusive book if it is represented appropriately.

All Your Perfects by Colleen Hoover

Published July 17th 2018 by Atria Books

305 pages


TW: Miscarriage, infertility.

Quinn and Graham have a seemingly perfect love but their limits are pushed to an all time high when they begin to struggle with infertility. This story follows the highs and very very low points of their relationship and their story. I’m going to be honest. I would read a grocery list of Colleen Hoover wrote it, so take this review with a grain of salt. I read this when I was struggling at a very low point in my relationship and have a very different perspective of a lot of things about the book now. However, it’s still a 5 star read for me. It made me revaluate the way I handled certain situations and made me revaluate the way I saw certain aspects of my relationship as a whole. I’m fortunate enough to not have gone through the struggles of infertility but so many other parts of the relationship issues hit so closed to home. This book is real and relatable on so many levels for so many people.

Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

Published September 20th 2011 by Bloomsbury Publishing



“A Thousand ships have sailed for her.”

It’s a tale as old as time. In this retelling of the battle of Troy and the events that lead up to it, we experience the life before, during and after of the battle. Patroculus is an outcast in his community from the moment he was born. He’s exiled where he meets Achilles as a young boy. The boys grow up together, they learn together and they love together. Once the battle begins we see the heartbreak and struggle that having too much pride can cause.

This story 10000000% tells you from the very beginning what is going to happen. I was still 0% prepared for it. It broke me. This book is also another LGBTQIA+ representation but again, I can’t speak for how good of a representation it is.


We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

Published May 13th 2014 by Delacorte Press

242 pages.


The Sinclairs are an elite family with a group of young teenagers that are referred to as the liars in the book. The liars are young, reckless, passionate and naive. They think they know what’s going on and how to fix all their problems like all teenagers do. This is a YA book so if this isn’t your jam then skip on this book. You think you know what’s going on and then BAM you all of a sudden don’t. This book had me sobbing by the end. It’s such a quick and easy read too.

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

Published July 30th 2013 by Penguin Books (first published December 31st 2012)

369 pages.


TW: Suicide, assisted suicide

“They had nothing in common until love gave them everything to lose . . .” Louisa is such a fun, loving and quirky girl who is living a very ordinary life when she gets hired to help take care of wheelchair bound Will. Will is grumpy, moody and almost bossy but Lou refuses to “handle him with care” just because he’s in a wheelchair. She treats him like she would anyone else and doesn’t tolerate his moods. She soon learns that Will has extreme measures for how he wants to handle his life. Lou is convinced she can change his mind and sets out on a mission to do so. I was just SURE I knew how this was going to end and it just didn’t. This was the first book I wanted to throw across the room and never return to but it’s so good. Lou’s personality makes the entire book.

Let me know if you read any of these books and what your thoughts are!


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