The World is a cruel place and you do not need saddest books to make your life depressing. However, Science has proved that sad music, movies, art or literature brings out the hiding pain inside a person and somehow make him/her feel better. There are many depressing books that will definitely make you cry and we decided to list the 50 best books with depressing themes.
Most people consider that love causes most pain than any other feeling or emotion. So obviously our collection of saddest books includes sad romantic novels that revolve around romantic tragedies. But it’s not love that hurts the most. There are other emotions and tragedies too so we decided to included books that have themes of depression, death and failures.
Most of these books will touch your heart because of the beautifully woven characters (who tragically dies at the end SORRY!!) while some others deal with depression and death in a straight forward manner. I want to tell you one thing – You might come across a stage in life where you find your life meaningless and hate every single entity in the world. You might just want to give up and let go everything but Please HOLD ON. Devote your life in helping others and trust me you will find endless happiness. Read these books and you will find how the characters dealt with hardships and overcame the hurdles. So here are 50 saddest books of all time –
Most Depressing Books
53. A Year Without Autumn by Liz Kessler
52. Cold Mountain Charles Fraizer
51. A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
50. Atonement by ian Mcewan
49. The Bridges of Madison County by Robert James Waller
48. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
47. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
46. Hamlet by Shakespeare
45. The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch
44. Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
43. Les Miserables by Victor Hugo