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Goodreads ''Most Depressing Books of All Time" - Now With 6 Times Greater Sadness - Page 5

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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Bartleby, the Scrivener (Herman Melville)
Bartleby, the Scrivener (Herman Melville)
162
The Gulag Archipelago, 1918-1956: Books I-II (Vol. 1) (Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn)
The Gulag Archipelago, 1918-1956: Books I-II (Vol. 1) (Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn)
163
Lucky (Alice Sebold)
Lucky (Alice Sebold)
164
The Red Tent (Anita Diamant)
The Red Tent (Anita Diamant)
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165
Dear John (Nicholas Sparks)
Dear John (Nicholas Sparks)
166
Darkness at Noon (Arthur Koestler)
Darkness at Noon (Arthur Koestler)
167
Flowers in the Attic (Virginia Andrews)
Flowers in the Attic (Virginia Andrews)
168
Ender's Game (Orson Scott Card)
Ender's Game (Orson Scott Card)
169
Veronika Decides to Die (Paulo Coelho)
Veronika Decides to Die (Paulo Coelho)
170
The Last Song (Nicholas Sparks)
The Last Song (Nicholas Sparks)
171
The Call of the Wild (Jack London)
The Call of the Wild (Jack London)
172
Père Goriot (Honoré De Balzac)
Père Goriot (Honoré De Balzac)
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173
The Blind Assassin (Margaret Atwood)
The Blind Assassin (Margaret Atwood)
174
Shadow Kiss (Richelle Mead)
Shadow Kiss (Richelle Mead)
175
The Complete Maus (Art Spiegelman)
The Complete Maus (Art Spiegelman)
176
That Was Then, This Is Now (S.E. Hinton)
That Was Then, This Is Now (S.E. Hinton)
177
Medea (Euripides)
Medea (Euripides)
178
Private Peaceful (Michael Morpurgo)
Private Peaceful (Michael Morpurgo)
179
The Children of Húrin (J.R.R. Tolkien)
The Children of Húrin (J.R.R. Tolkien)
180
Cujo (Stephen King)
Cujo (Stephen King)
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181
The Things They Carried (Tim O'Brien)
The Things They Carried (Tim O'Brien)
182
Into Thin Air (Jon Krakauer)
Into Thin Air (Jon Krakauer)
183
Requiem for a Dream (Hubert Selby Jr.)
Requiem for a Dream (Hubert Selby Jr.)
184
One Hundred Years of Solitude (Gabriel García Márquez)
One Hundred Years of Solitude (Gabriel García Márquez)
185
Allegiant (Veronica Roth)
Allegiant (Veronica Roth)
186
Disgrace (J.M. Coetzee)
Disgrace (J.M. Coetzee)
187
The Overcoat (Nikolai Gogol)
The Overcoat (Nikolai Gogol)
188
Norwegian Wood (Haruki Murakami)
Norwegian Wood (Haruki Murakami)
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189
The Idiot (Fyodor Dostoevsky)
The Idiot (Fyodor Dostoevsky)
190
Let the Right One in (John Ajvide Lindqvist)
Let the Right One in (John Ajvide Lindqvist)
191
The Mayor of Casterbridge (Thomas Hardy)
The Mayor of Casterbridge (Thomas Hardy)
192
Suite Française (Irène Némorovsky)
Suite Française (Irène Némorovsky)
193
Misery (Stephen King)
Misery (Stephen King)
194
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan (Lisa See)
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan (Lisa See)
195
Cancer Ward (Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn)
Cancer Ward (Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn)
196
The White Tiger (Aravind Adiga)
The White Tiger (Aravind Adiga)
197
The God of Small Things (Arundhati Roy)
The God of Small Things (Arundhati Roy)
198
Change of Heart (Jodi Picoult)
Change of Heart (Jodi Picoult)
199
As I Lay Dying (William Faulkner)
As I Lay Dying (William Faulkner)
200
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (Safran Foer)
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (Safran Foer)
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