Hi dear friends,


In this 27th day of our Blogmas 2019 we speak about ugly cry books! The real tear jerkers! I don’t want to cry every day but from time to time this is really cathartic!

The book that gutted me this year is one that I have spoken twice already in this Blogmas and promise, this is the last time that I speak about it 😀 

My winner is Birthday by Meredith Russo

This book hit me hard.

I am someone who will empathize with the character, live his life, suffer with him if the author does it right.

Well it is to believed that Meredith Russo is extremely gifted as I walked in Morgan shoes all along, crying inside, raging against the unfairness of the situation.

I read it till the wee hours of the morning and ended up with puffy eyes, a congested nose and not one tissue left, thankful for being more educated and aware of some transgender ordeals and sufferings.

This is what the New York Times wrote about it:

“Rarely have we seen a story like Meredith Russo’s BIRTHDAY…One of the great wonders of Y.A. fiction is its power to create new narratives that replace fear and hatred with empathy and acceptance, and to show young people a path for the future that’s better than what we’ve seen. Russo’s narrative expression of the need to live one’s truth, and the option of choosing love through it all, is a valuable reminder of what really matters.”


And the one that I could have written 😉 “I couldn’t put this book down. Birthday broke my heart and made me tear up, but it was also so triumphant. This book will save lives.”
— Camryn Garrett, author of Full Disclosure

What’s the book that made you cry the most this year? Big fat tears and snot and all?


Thanks for reading!



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  1. Totally agree with today’s pick. Birthday just hurt my heart so much. Morgan’s pain seeped from the pages and it was difficult to continue reading at times. But still so glad I read it.

    1. That’s exactly how I feel Tanya! And I am glad that it was one of your Blogmas’s choices too! It needs all the praise!