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Goodreads ''Most Depressing Books of All Time" - Now With 6 Times Greater Sadness - Page 3

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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81
Blindness (José Saramago)
Blindness (José Saramago)
82
The Glass Menagerie (Tennessee Williams)
The Glass Menagerie (Tennessee Williams)
83
A Streetcar Named Desire (Tennessee Williams)
A Streetcar Named Desire (Tennessee Williams)
84
One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich (Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn)
One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich (Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn)
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85
Atonement (Ian McEwan)
Atonement (Ian McEwan)
86
Catching Fire (Suzanne Collins)
Catching Fire (Suzanne Collins)
87
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (Ken Kesey)
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (Ken Kesey)
88
King Lear (William Shakespeare)
King Lear (William Shakespeare)
89
The Hours (Michael Cunningham)
The Hours (Michael Cunningham)
90
The Pact (Jodi Picoult)
The Pact (Jodi Picoult)
91
The Good Earth (Pearl S. Buck)
The Good Earth (Pearl S. Buck)
92
The House of Mirth (Edith Wharton)
The House of Mirth (Edith Wharton)
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93
The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter (Carson McCullers)
The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter (Carson McCullers)
94
The Remains of the Day (Kazuo Ishiguro)
The Remains of the Day (Kazuo Ishiguro)
95
Life of Pi (Yann Martel)
Life of Pi (Yann Martel)
96
Madame Bovary (Gustave Flaubert)
Madame Bovary (Gustave Flaubert)
97
Othello (William Shakespeare)
Othello (William Shakespeare)
98
Sybil (Flora Rheta Schreiber)
Sybil (Flora Rheta Schreiber)
99
House of Sand and Fog (Andre Dubus III)
House of Sand and Fog (Andre Dubus III)
100
Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West (Gregory Maguire)
Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West (Gregory Maguire)
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101
Notes From Underground, White Nights, the Dream of a Ridiculous Man (Fyodor Dostoevsky)
Notes From Underground, White Nights, the Dream of a Ridiculous Man (Fyodor Dostoevsky)
102
The Painted Bird (Jerzy Kosinski)
The Painted Bird (Jerzy Kosinski)
103
The Old Man and the Sea (Ernest Hemingway)
The Old Man and the Sea (Ernest Hemingway)
104
A Farewell to Arms (Ernest Hemingway)
A Farewell to Arms (Ernest Hemingway)
105
Tender Is the Night (F. Scott Fitzgerald)
Tender Is the Night (F. Scott Fitzgerald)
106
Love Story (Erich Segal)
Love Story (Erich Segal)
107
The Color Purple (Alice Walker)
The Color Purple (Alice Walker)
108
Notre-Dame De Paris (Victor Hugo)
Notre-Dame De Paris (Victor Hugo)
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109
Black Beauty (Anna Sewell)
Black Beauty (Anna Sewell)
110
The Story of Edgar Sawtelle (David Wroblewski)
The Story of Edgar Sawtelle (David Wroblewski)
111
The Joy Luck Club (Amy Tan)
The Joy Luck Club (Amy Tan)
112
Memoirs of a Geisha (Arthur Golden)
Memoirs of a Geisha (Arthur Golden)
113
The Awakening (Kate Chopin)
The Awakening (Kate Chopin)
114
Schindler's List (Thomas Keneally)
Schindler's List (Thomas Keneally)
115
Slaughterhouse-Five (Kurt Vonnegut)
Slaughterhouse-Five (Kurt Vonnegut)
116
I Know This Much Is True (Wally Lamb)
I Know This Much Is True (Wally Lamb)
117
Looking for Alaska (John Green)
Looking for Alaska (John Green)
118
The Outsiders (S.E. Hinton)
The Outsiders (S.E. Hinton)
119
The Poisonwood Bible (Barbara Kingsolver)
The Poisonwood Bible (Barbara Kingsolver)
120
The Plague (Albert Camus)
The Plague (Albert Camus)
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