10 Pop Fiction Books To Read When You Need A Good Cry
Ready for a cryfest?
September 21, 2020

As the weather becomes a little bit colder, curl up in bed with a cup of hot cocoa and a good read to match the mood. Here are 10 Pop Fiction books to read when you need a good cry.

Six Degrees of Serendipity

by hanjhanjbeybe, areyaysii, notjustarandomgirl, HippityHoppityAzure, JhingBautista, and kenDaniel

On the day of Matthew Dela Cruz’s much-awaited wedding, he remembers all the women he loved and lost before he found the one. From the childhood sweetheart to the summer fling, Six Degrees will tell Matt’s story through the eyes of the five girls he loved—while each one teaches him one important truth about love.

What the back cover says:

Matthew Dela Cruz believes that love is simply the search for the one girl who will make him feel complete. This collection of stories is about his journey to find her—and what happens when he finally does. Pop Fiction’s beloved authors hanjhanjbeybe, areyaysii, notjustarandomgirl, HippityHoppityAzure, Kwento Ni Jhingness, and kendaniel tell his story through the tales of the five girls he loved and lost before destiny led him to the one. They say that everyone is connected to everyone. In the mysterious machinations of life and love, Matthew finds out that the girl he’s been looking for all his life has always been there. In fact, she was just six degrees of serendipity away from him.

Your Smile In Another Life

by whenitcomestolove, Helenaelise, and Yam-Yam28

Two lovers defy fate as they find each other in every lifetime. Their hearts only need one thing to recognize the other: a smile.

What the back cover says:

One way or another, it will always be Chance and Luna even if fate tries to tear them apart. Hindi man nila alam sa kasalukuyan, but all it takes is a smile for their hearts to know the meaning of true love. In three lifetimes, Chance and Luna will live through forbidden love amidst fandoms and online conversations, secret admirations revealed through captivating prose and science experiments, and friendships that blossom from a spontaneous exchange of emails and book drafts. See how fate tests love over and over in different lifetimes. Dahil kahit ano man ang mangyari, Chance and Luna will always find each other. All they have to do is smile.

No One Will Know

by beeyotch

In one of Pop Fiction’s most heartbreaking stories about friendship, beeyotch’s No One Will Know follows Mallary as she takes justice into her own hands. Her best friend will be avenged.

What the back cover says:

The day Molly’s attackers were set free was the day her best friend Mallary decided to take justice into her own hands. And Mallary knew that in order to do that, she would have to get closer to her enemies hanggang sa pagkatiwalaan nila siya ng mga maduduming sikretong tinatago-tago nila. She’s starting with Nathan, the lawyer who took the fall for all of his guilty friends. The perpetrators may have thought that no one will know what they did. But they thought wrong. Mallary knows they’re guilty. And she will go to great lengths to make them pay.

When The Rain Stopped Falling

by kenDaniel

In When The Rain Stopped Falling, Nikolas travels back in time to meet his wife and prevent losing her in the future—at the risk of losing everything else.

What the back cover says:

Elois is in a constant state of doubt. She doubts the people around her, her place in the world, and even herself. And on one of the worst days of her already unstable life, she gets the most shocking plot twist of all. When the rain stops falling literally in midair, she meets her future husband, Nikolas, who traveled back to her time to prevent losing her in the future. One mistake after another, however, forces Elois to stay away from the man she can’t get herself to trust. But Nikolas will continue to test fate time and time again, risking everything in the process, to get even just one more day with the woman he loves.

The Conspiration of the Universe

by kenDaniel

Another book by KenDaniel makes it to this list. The Conspiration of The Universe tells the story of Luke and Eureka, the heroine of his favorite book, as they try to defy the odds to keep each other in the end.

What the back cover says:

Luke believes in a quote he found in one of his favorite author’s book—that if you want something so bad, the universe will conspire to help you get it. Luke must have wanted to find love so much that Eureka, the girl of his dreams and the heroine of his favorite book, comes to life and falls in love with him. There is just one catch: Once Eureka reaches the end of her book’s storyline in the real world, then her story with Luke will end, too. Will the universe conspire to help the starcrossed lovers find true happiness with each other? One thing is for sure, Luke will do everything he can to keep Eureka forever.

The Way It Was Before

by raindrops_

First love and heartbreak is the theme of Autumn’s coming-of-age story. In The Way It Was Before, she experiences all the trappings that comes with first love... and learns that there’s more to it than the slight touch of hands, the longing glances, and genuine exchange of smiles.

What the back cover says:

When the leaves turn orange and when summer gives way to fall, I remember my first love and the way it was before reality—before life—happened to us. I suppose we were happy not having a clue what true love feels like and not knowing how the first will affect the way we see it in the future. It was enough for us to be young and to just be with each other. No labels. No certainty. After all, not everyone can actually be sure with their first love, right? My name is Autumn, and this is the story of my first brush with love and the way it was before we knew any better.

After Happily Ever After: Boyfriend Corp. Book 3

by iamKitin

Gab and Gato’s love story didn’t begin like most love stories. They did only meet because of Boyfriend Corp. In the last book of the series, Gato, now Lance, is finally ready to risk it all for Gab. but this time, Gab isn’t.

What the back cover says:

When Gab and Gato’s (short for Gatorade) love story began, they were sure that it was never going to last. Hinire lang naman si Gato from Boyfriend Corp. para maging temporary boyfriend niya after all. Pero no’ng matapos na ang contract, nag-decide silang i-try out ang relationship for real—and they ended up leaving the happily ever after they thought they would have forever with each other. Years after their breakup, Gato, who now prefers to be called by his real name, Lance, returns, ready to risk it all for Gab, who isn’t sure she’s willing to do the same again for him. Maraming pwedeng mangyari after happily ever after; Gab only needs to risk it all again to make it last.

Karmic Hearts

by JhingBautista

Romance novel author Karmina thought that her life’s mission was to tell stories. But when Cupid, the angel of love himself, comes to her with a far bigger life mission than expected, her life is turned upside down.

What the back cover says:

Love. Magic. Fate. Best-selling romance novel author Karmina Joan writes about these things. She believes that every person has a purpose, that every soul has a destiny to fulfill. She thought hers was simply sharing her stories. Her story unfolds with Cupid, the Angel of Love himself. He brings with him a mysterious vessel and a message from on high. It turns out Karmina has a bigger purpose after all—a mission that will make or break humanity as we know it. As Cupid teaches her the tricks of his trade, Karmina unknowingly gives him something unexpected in return— something the angel of love will find oddly familiar. This may become the one flaw in an otherwise perfect plan that destiny had in store for them. Does love truly conquer all or are there limits to what humanity can do in the name of love? Witness as Karmina struggles to find the answers before time runs out on true love.

A Miracle

by peachxvision

Nathan thought he was never going to love again. That is, until he met Mary. He just didn’t think he’d have to lose that love so soon.

What the back cover says:

Nathan thinks he can’t love again after getting his heart broken. But when Mary literally falls on his lap from a tree top, he soon realizes he’s wrong. Mary is not his usual type of girl. She wears Gothic dresses, listens to loud music, and lets people treat her like an outcast. But the more Nathan gets to know her, the more he begins to realize that Mary is equally beautiful, talented and unbelievably brave. And just when they’ve decided to open their hearts to each other, their time together is cut short. Nathan doesn’t want a happy ending for his and Mary’s story. He simply wants a story where he and Mary can stay together forever, always. He prays for a miracle and his prayer is answered…but not in the way he expected.

Maybe Forever

by ilurvbooks, fallenbabybubu, and seeyara

Love stories can end in so many ways, but Olivia and Kit’s story has three possible endings. Whether or not they get the happy ending they deserve, one thing is for sure: they won’t come out of the story the same.

What the back cover says:

At last, matutupad na ang mga pangarap ni Olivia. Natanggap siya sa NYU, so she's about to fly off and be on her own for a few years. Alam niya what she's giving upa comfortable life, the support of friends and family, and most of all, the constant presence of her boyfriend Kitpero ready siya to do so to pursue her dreams. And then Kit pops the big question bago siya umalis. This story shows what happens when Olivia says yes, when she says no, how her life changes in a major way with just one decision, and what she learns along the way.

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