These 15 Books Are Beautifully Written But Incredibly Sad

If you're looking for a downright gorgeous novel that will make you cry heaps of tears, these 15 beautifully written, sad books are for you. These books will tear out your heart, burn it, and dance in the ashes, but they'll also compel you to share them with every book-lover you know. Whether we're talking about Animal Farm, Anna Karenina, or A Series of Unfortunate Events, one this is for certain — my favorite books are tragedies. If I'm feeling sad, or caught up in a depressive episode, the last thing I want to read about is something funny, silly, or otherwise frivolous. Give me more trauma and agony, please, if only so I don't feel alone in my painful state.
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