Just about every fictional book I have ever read has made me cry, if not it is not a good book LOL!! One of the more recent that pops to mind is Marley and Me, several times near the end and I wont tell you why because that would be a spoiler!
There is a three book set a true story by David Pulitzer ??or something sounding like that. the first book the lost child (i think) can't remember the name of the second book but the last book was called a man named David. He triumphed in the end as a loving kind man who adored his son. It's his life story about being emotionaly abused by his mother. I cried so may times through it. It made my heart ache. The saddest part was that it was a true story.
Where the red fern grows. And Of Mice and Men (the most current movie is very good. We all know books are better than their movies (most of the time). I always read the book first if the movie is an adaptation.
Yes the "Flower in the Attic" by V.C Andrews series made me cry my eyes out! Ugh I can't explain them because they are kinda hard to explain you would have had to have read them to understand. But by the end of the series the all of the main characters have died and when the last one dies it breaks your heart. You just think about all that they went through and your so attached to her. Then she died, and it broke my heart.
Well, since this is the religious section - The Bronze Bow by Elizabeth George Speare. Set in Judea during the time of Jesus. She made the characters come alive. (Non-religious : Old Yeller. What the boy does at the end.)
Often. I have laughed out loud at books as well. A mark of a good author is one who can make their reader emotional. One of the earliest i can remember crying over was Where The Red Fern Grows. Anither was a teen book called Survivor that actually starts with a dying soldiers then most of the book flashes back to what lead up to that. The sadest book ive ever read i think is one called Look Away, Silence about a relationship between two gay men in the early 1980's. Bawled my eyes out at the end of that book.