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Goodreads ''Most Depressing Books of All Time" - Now With 6 Times Greater Sadness - Page 9

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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Before I Fall (Lauren Oliver)
Before I Fall (Lauren Oliver)
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The Complete Fairy Tales (Oscar Wilde)
The Complete Fairy Tales (Oscar Wilde)
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Valley of the Dolls (Jacqueline Susann)
Valley of the Dolls (Jacqueline Susann)
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Waiting for Godot (Samuel Beckett)
Waiting for Godot (Samuel Beckett)
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325
Prozac Nation (Elizabeth Wurtzel)
Prozac Nation (Elizabeth Wurtzel)
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The Casual Vacancy (J.K. Rowling)
The Casual Vacancy (J.K. Rowling)
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The Sound and the Fury (William Faulkner)
The Sound and the Fury (William Faulkner)
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The Bad Beginning (Lemony Snicket)
The Bad Beginning (Lemony Snicket)
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A Taste of Blackberries (Doris Buchanan Smith)
A Taste of Blackberries (Doris Buchanan Smith)
330
The Old Curiosity Shop (Charles Dickens)
The Old Curiosity Shop (Charles Dickens)
331
The Iceman Cometh (Eugene O'Neill)
The Iceman Cometh (Eugene O'Neill)
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Cyrano De Bergerac (Edmond Rostand)
Cyrano De Bergerac (Edmond Rostand)
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333
Outlander (Diana Gabaldon)
Outlander (Diana Gabaldon)
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Villette (Charlotte Brontë)
Villette (Charlotte Brontë)
335
The Goldfinch (Donna Tartt)
The Goldfinch (Donna Tartt)
336
The Oresteian Trilogy (Aeschylus)
The Oresteian Trilogy (Aeschylus)
337
A People's History of the United States (Howard Zinn)
A People's History of the United States (Howard Zinn)
338
The Book of Disquiet (Fernando Pessoa)
The Book of Disquiet (Fernando Pessoa)
339
The Brothers Karamazov (Fyodor Dostoevsky)
The Brothers Karamazov (Fyodor Dostoevsky)
340
The Professor's House (Willa Cather)
The Professor's House (Willa Cather)
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341
The One Tree (Stephen Donaldson)
The One Tree (Stephen Donaldson)
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Ham on Rye (Charles Bukowski)
Ham on Rye (Charles Bukowski)
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A Canticle for Leibowitz (Walter M. Miller, Jr.)
A Canticle for Leibowitz (Walter M. Miller, Jr.)
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Living Dead Girl (Elizabeth Scott)
Living Dead Girl (Elizabeth Scott)
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Delirium (Lauren Oliver)
Delirium (Lauren Oliver)
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Between Shades of Gray (Ruta Sepetys)
Between Shades of Gray (Ruta Sepetys)
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The Light Between Oceans (M.L. Stedman)
The Light Between Oceans (M.L. Stedman)
348
Here on Earth (Alice Hoffman)
Here on Earth (Alice Hoffman)
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349
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (Jean Dominique Bauby)
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (Jean Dominique Bauby)
350
The House of the Dead (Fyodor Dostoevsky)
The House of the Dead (Fyodor Dostoevsky)
351
The Inheritance of Loss (Kiran Desai)
The Inheritance of Loss (Kiran Desai)
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Black Boy (Richard Wright)
Black Boy (Richard Wright)
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Animal, Vegetable, Miracle (Barbara Kingsolver)
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle (Barbara Kingsolver)
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The Gadfly (Ethel Lilian Voynich)
The Gadfly (Ethel Lilian Voynich)
355
No Country for Old Men (Cormac McCarthy)
No Country for Old Men (Cormac McCarthy)
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The Lottery (Shirley Jackson)
The Lottery (Shirley Jackson)
357
The Castle (Franz Kafka)
The Castle (Franz Kafka)
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The Gargoyle (Andrew Davidson)
The Gargoyle (Andrew Davidson)
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The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne (Brian Moore)
The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne (Brian Moore)
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Demons (Fyodor Dostoevsky)
Demons (Fyodor Dostoevsky)
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