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Goodreads ''Most Depressing Books of All Time" - Now With 6 Times Greater Sadness - Page 4

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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Number the Stars (Lois Lowry)
Number the Stars (Lois Lowry)
122
The Yellow Wallpaper and Other Stories (Charlotte Perkins Gilman)
The Yellow Wallpaper and Other Stories (Charlotte Perkins Gilman)
123
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (J.K. Rowling)
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (J.K. Rowling)
124
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (J.K. Rowling)
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (J.K. Rowling)
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125
Oryx and Crake (Margaret Atwood)
Oryx and Crake (Margaret Atwood)
126
Johnny Got His Gun (Dalton Trumbo)
Johnny Got His Gun (Dalton Trumbo)
127
The Sorrows of Young Werther (Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe)
The Sorrows of Young Werther (Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe)
128
Push (Sapphire)
Push (Sapphire)
129
Breakfast at Tiffany's and Three Stories (Truman Capote)
Breakfast at Tiffany's and Three Stories (Truman Capote)
130
Germinal (Émile Zola)
Germinal (Émile Zola)
131
The Lottery and Other Stories (Shirley Jackson)
The Lottery and Other Stories (Shirley Jackson)
132
The Notebook (Nicholas Sparks)
The Notebook (Nicholas Sparks)
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133
Summer of My German Soldier (Bette Greene)
Summer of My German Soldier (Bette Greene)
134
Truly, Madly, Deeply (Faraaz Kazi)
Truly, Madly, Deeply (Faraaz Kazi)
135
The Secret Life of Bees (Sue Monk Kidd)
The Secret Life of Bees (Sue Monk Kidd)
136
Wintergirls (Laurie Halse Anderson)
Wintergirls (Laurie Halse Anderson)
137
Native Son (Richard Wright)
Native Son (Richard Wright)
138
Long Day's Journey Into Night (Eugene O'Neill)
Long Day's Journey Into Night (Eugene O'Neill)
139
American Psycho (Bret Easton Ellis)
American Psycho (Bret Easton Ellis)
140
The End of the Affair (Graham Greene)
The End of the Affair (Graham Greene)
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141
The Da Vinci Code (Dan Brown)
The Da Vinci Code (Dan Brown)
142
Forbidden (Tabitha Suzuma)
Forbidden (Tabitha Suzuma)
143
Island of the Blue Dolphins (Scott O'Dell)
Island of the Blue Dolphins (Scott O'Dell)
144
Nausea (Jean-Paul Sartre, Trans. Robert Baldick)
Nausea (Jean-Paul Sartre, Trans. Robert Baldick)
145
Maus I: My Father Bleeds History (Art Spiegelman)
Maus I: My Father Bleeds History (Art Spiegelman)
146
Tuesdays With Morrie (Mitch Albom)
Tuesdays With Morrie (Mitch Albom)
147
The Crucible (Arthur Miller)
The Crucible (Arthur Miller)
148
The Reader (Bernhard Schlink)
The Reader (Bernhard Schlink)
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149
Girl With a Pearl Earring (Tracy Chevalier)
Girl With a Pearl Earring (Tracy Chevalier)
150
Me Before You (Jojo Moyes)
Me Before You (Jojo Moyes)
151
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee (Dee Brown)
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee (Dee Brown)
152
Love in the Time of Cholera (Gabriel García Márquez)
Love in the Time of Cholera (Gabriel García Márquez)
153
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Edward Albee)
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Edward Albee)
154
Bastard Out of Carolina (Dorothy Allison)
Bastard Out of Carolina (Dorothy Allison)
155
Before I Die (Jenny Downham)
Before I Die (Jenny Downham)
156
Room (Emma Donoghue)
Room (Emma Donoghue)
157
Twilight (Stephenie Meyer)
Twilight (Stephenie Meyer)
158
Sarah's Key (Tatiana De Rosnay)
Sarah's Key (Tatiana De Rosnay)
159
Burned (Ellen Hopkins)
Burned (Ellen Hopkins)
160
Gorillas in the Mist (Diane Fossey)
Gorillas in the Mist (Diane Fossey)
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