Sad Books to Read When You Want to Ugly Cry

This podcast is for you if you love sad books and a good cry. Today we discuss our top book recommendations for heart-wrenching stories that can pull at every heartstring.

My guest, @passions_and_prologues joins us with his top recommendations for thought-provoking and beautifully written stories that allow us to fully immerse ourselves in our seasonal depression and embrace those sad endings.

Adam Sokol the host of the Passions and Prologues podcast, has a passion for just these kinds of recommendations and discusses his new literary podcast today. This show gives readers new authors to love, and a peek at some of their most beloved passions beyond the bookish world.

He has spent over a decade in the literary world interviewing authors and promoting books. He will read anything that is written well but is especially drawn to small, heartfelt stories with big emotions, literary and speculative fiction, and stories with a touch of magic and nostalgia.

I am happy to be a loyal listener of his show and have loved listening to his guests discuss everything from strategic packing for trips to their love for weightlifting.

We discuss how Adam leads these unique conversations and how his job at Overdrive for eleven years has helped him land such amazing guests.

Get out your tissues for today’s episode!!

Sad Books for When You Want to Ugly Cry

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Show Notes:

The Book of Harlan Book Chat

Passions and Prologues Podcast

Libby App

Professional Book Nerds Podcast

Reading Glasses Podcast

Full Circle by Andrea Barber

Brad Meltzer

The Year of the Witching by Alexis Henderson

A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara

This is Where it Ends by Marieke Nijikamp

Listening Still by Anne Griffin

When All is Said by Anne Griffin

A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

A Place for Us by Fatima Farheen Mirza

The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce

Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk by Kathleen Rooney

The Music Shop by Rachel Joyce

Miss Benson’s Beetle by Rachel Joyce

How High We Go in the Dark by Sequoia Nagamatsu – ss

The One Hundred Years of Lenni and Margot by Marianne Cronin

Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin

MomAdvice Online Book Club

This Close to Okay by Leesa Cross-Smith

I Liked My Life by Abby Fabiaschi

Empower Her Network

The Bridge by Bill Konigsberg

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Published September 30, 2022 by:

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