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Goodreads ''Most Depressing Books of All Time" - Now With 6 Times Greater Sadness - Page 8

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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Fight Club (Chuck Palahniuk)
Fight Club (Chuck Palahniuk)
282
In the First Circle (Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn)
In the First Circle (Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn)
283
Impulse (Ellen Hopkins)
Impulse (Ellen Hopkins)
284
Nectar in a Sieve (Kamala Markandaya 1954)
Nectar in a Sieve (Kamala Markandaya 1954)
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285
Sleepers (Lorenzo Carcaterra)
Sleepers (Lorenzo Carcaterra)
286
Gone Girl (Gillian Flynn)
Gone Girl (Gillian Flynn)
287
Endgame (Samuel Beckett)
Endgame (Samuel Beckett)
288
A Day No Pigs Would Die (Robert Newton Peck)
A Day No Pigs Would Die (Robert Newton Peck)
289
This World We Live in (Susan Beth Pfeffer)
This World We Live in (Susan Beth Pfeffer)
290
Waiting (Ha Jin)
Waiting (Ha Jin)
291
The Knife of Never Letting Go (Patrick Ness)
The Knife of Never Letting Go (Patrick Ness)
292
The Host (Stephenie Meyer)
The Host (Stephenie Meyer)
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293
The Painted Veil (W. Somerset Maugham)
The Painted Veil (W. Somerset Maugham)
294
Love You Forever (Robert N. Munsch)
Love You Forever (Robert N. Munsch)
295
The Naked and the Dead (Norman Mailer)
The Naked and the Dead (Norman Mailer)
296
The Thirteenth Tale (Diane Setterfield)
The Thirteenth Tale (Diane Setterfield)
297
The Stoning of Soraya M (Freidoune Sahebjam)
The Stoning of Soraya M (Freidoune Sahebjam)
298
Doctor Zhivago (Boris Pasternak)
Doctor Zhivago (Boris Pasternak)
299
Fall on Your Knees (Ann-Marie MacDonald)
Fall on Your Knees (Ann-Marie MacDonald)
300
We Were the Mulvaneys (Joyce Carol Oates)
We Were the Mulvaneys (Joyce Carol Oates)
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301
Bleak House (Charles Dickens)
Bleak House (Charles Dickens)
302
Tears of a Tiger (Sharon Draper)
Tears of a Tiger (Sharon Draper)
303
The Almost Moon (Alice Sebold)
The Almost Moon (Alice Sebold)
304
Lullabies for Little Criminals (Heather O'Neill)
Lullabies for Little Criminals (Heather O'Neill)
305
Q & a (Vikas Swarup)
Q & a (Vikas Swarup)
306
Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas (James Patterson)
Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas (James Patterson)
307
The Solitude of Prime Numbers (Paolo Giordano)
The Solitude of Prime Numbers (Paolo Giordano)
308
Stoner (John Williams)
Stoner (John Williams)
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309
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (J.K. Rowling)
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (J.K. Rowling)
310
The End (Lemony Snicket)
The End (Lemony Snicket)
311
My Sweet Orange Tree (José Mauro De Vasconcelos)
My Sweet Orange Tree (José Mauro De Vasconcelos)
312
Noughts & Crosses (Malorie Blackman)
Noughts & Crosses (Malorie Blackman)
313
The Gathering (Anne Enright)
The Gathering (Anne Enright)
314
Midnight Cowboy (James Leo Herlihy)
Midnight Cowboy (James Leo Herlihy)
315
Marley and Me (John Grogan)
Marley and Me (John Grogan)
316
Hope for the Flowers (Trina Paulus)
Hope for the Flowers (Trina Paulus)
317
The Wild Duck (Henrik Ibsen)
The Wild Duck (Henrik Ibsen)
318
And the Mountains Echoed (Khaled Hosseini)
And the Mountains Echoed (Khaled Hosseini)
319
The Kreutzer Sonata (Leo Tolstoy)
The Kreutzer Sonata (Leo Tolstoy)
320
The Picture of Dorian Gray (Oscar Wilde)
The Picture of Dorian Gray (Oscar Wilde)
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