Most bookworms have a love-hate relationship with heartstring-pullers.
Heartstring-pullers have a spot on every bookshelf (usually hidden behind intensely emotionally fan art, tissue boxes, and empty wine glasses!). They're the reads we're drawn to despite the potential heartbreak and tearjerking scenes to come.
But there is sense of catharsis that comes with reads like these - stories that get us to think about, or re-connect with, moments in our own lives. Letters to the Lost by Brigid Kemmerer, Lost for Words by Stephanie Butland, and Out Of Heart by Irfan Master, are three examples of reads that will have you shedding a tear or two
or a flood of tears to rival Alice in Wonderland's tear-fest and learning some heartwarming lessons.
A big thank you to Allen and Unwin, Hot Key Books, and Bloomsbury for sending me these copies to review.
Read on to find out my thoughts on these books and be sure to let me know which reads tug at your heartstrings in the comments below!