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Goodreads ''Most Depressing Books of All Time" - Now With 6 Times Greater Sadness - Page 2

The Lone List Lengthener rides again! As my mood became more sullen while compiling this challenge, I started including more of the most sombre or distressing covers from the database (and even made a few dozen myself). But see what happens mid-way through the list.
One of the main reasons for lengthening this list was to increase the chances of your favourite sad book making it onto the challenge (just check out the Goodreads original list to see how irate customers can otherwise become.) Also, I might be a typical insensitive male, but I can't see why some of these books are depressing (unless it is the last book in a treasured series, or plain-old poor writing.)
At least 2 votes for a book to be included. Plus my own very recently completed addition at 606. 'Moths' is an excellent read.
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from goodreads.com · made by Markd9528
avg. score: 81 of 606 (13%)
required scores: 1, 42, 64, 87, 116 

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The Stranger (Albert Camus)
The Stranger (Albert Camus)
42
Death of a Salesman (Arthur Miller)
Death of a Salesman (Arthur Miller)
43
All Quiet on the Western Front (Erich Maria Remarque)
All Quiet on the Western Front (Erich Maria Remarque)
44
Ethan Frome (Edith Wharton)
Ethan Frome (Edith Wharton)
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45
Les Misérables (Victor Hugo)
Les Misérables (Victor Hugo)
46
Old Yeller (Fred Gipson)
Old Yeller (Fred Gipson)
47
The Velveteen Rabbit (Margery Williams)
The Velveteen Rabbit (Margery Williams)
48
Speak (Laurie Halse Anderson)
Speak (Laurie Halse Anderson)
49
Revolutionary Road (Richard Yates)
Revolutionary Road (Richard Yates)
50
Crime and Punishment (Fyodor Dostoyevsky)
Crime and Punishment (Fyodor Dostoyevsky)
51
The Scarlet Letter (Nathaniel Hawthorne)
The Scarlet Letter (Nathaniel Hawthorne)
52
The Hunger Games (Suzanne Collins)
The Hunger Games (Suzanne Collins)
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53
The Jungle (Upton Sinclair)
The Jungle (Upton Sinclair)
54
New Moon (Stephenie Meyer)
New Moon (Stephenie Meyer)
55
Hamlet (William Shakespeare)
Hamlet (William Shakespeare)
56
A Fine Balance (Rohinton Mistry)
A Fine Balance (Rohinton Mistry)
57
A Clockwork Orange (Anthony Burgess)
A Clockwork Orange (Anthony Burgess)
58
In Cold Blood (Truman Capote)
In Cold Blood (Truman Capote)
59
The Virgin Suicides (Jeffrey Eugenides)
The Virgin Suicides (Jeffrey Eugenides)
60
Lolita (Vladimir Nabokov)
Lolita (Vladimir Nabokov)
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61
The Pearl (John Steinbeck)
The Pearl (John Steinbeck)
62
Frankenstein (Mary Shelley)
Frankenstein (Mary Shelley)
63
Beloved (Toni Morrison)
Beloved (Toni Morrison)
64
Gone With the Wind (Margaret Mitchell)
Gone With the Wind (Margaret Mitchell)
65
The Perks of Being a Wallflower (Stephen Chbosky)
The Perks of Being a Wallflower (Stephen Chbosky)
66
On the Beach (Nevil Shute)
On the Beach (Nevil Shute)
67
Go Ask Alice (Anonymous)
Go Ask Alice (Anonymous)
68
We Need to Talk About Kevin (Lionel Shriver)
We Need to Talk About Kevin (Lionel Shriver)
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69
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (J.K. Rowling)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (J.K. Rowling)
70
A Little Life (Hanya Yanagihara)
A Little Life (Hanya Yanagihara)
71
The Bluest Eye (Toni Morrison)
The Bluest Eye (Toni Morrison)
72
Fahrenheit 451 (Ray Bradbury)
Fahrenheit 451 (Ray Bradbury)
73
The Trial (Franz Kafka)
The Trial (Franz Kafka)
74
A Separate Peace (John Knowles)
A Separate Peace (John Knowles)
75
Anna Karenina (Leo Tolstoy)
Anna Karenina (Leo Tolstoy)
76
Things Fall Apart (Chinua Achebe)
Things Fall Apart (Chinua Achebe)
77
Jane Eyre (Charlotte Brontë)
Jane Eyre (Charlotte Brontë)
78
Nineteen Minutes (Jodi Picoult)
Nineteen Minutes (Jodi Picoult)
79
Great Expectations (Charles Dickens)
Great Expectations (Charles Dickens)
80
She's Come Undone (Wally Lamb)
She's Come Undone (Wally Lamb)
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