The Saddest Book You Ever Read

Joined
Apr 23, 2003
Messages
910
Location
South Carolina
Pronouns
  1. She - Her
Wow, that is wonderful!
 

Cahalan Sothron

Meme and Money Queen
Shatayan
Aes Sedai
Joined
Feb 10, 2015
Messages
16,430
Age
48
Location
Georgia
Pronouns
  1. She - Her
Discord
Maihgread#0900

Cahalan Sothron

Meme and Money Queen
Shatayan
Aes Sedai
Joined
Feb 10, 2015
Messages
16,430
Age
48
Location
Georgia
Pronouns
  1. She - Her
Discord
Maihgread#0900
I mean, "love" is a strong word. I didn't hate it, certainly, though I still liked Vampire$ better.
 

Cahalan Sothron

Meme and Money Queen
Shatayan
Aes Sedai
Joined
Feb 10, 2015
Messages
16,430
Age
48
Location
Georgia
Pronouns
  1. She - Her
Discord
Maihgread#0900

Enya Tawarwaith

Valkyrie Sedai
Aes Sedai
Joined
Dec 12, 2006
Messages
5,268
Age
31
Location
Oslo, Norway
Pronouns
  1. She - Her
I think the book I've cried that hardest over is one about how one has to be sooo perfect as a mom. Can't remember the title, and seems I've lent it to someone :look:
 

Arevori

Resident Citizen
Joined
Jan 5, 2018
Messages
253
Location
Maryland
Pronouns
  1. She - Her
"Their Eyes Were Watching God" by Zora Neale Hurston
It was required reading for school, a short read, but ouch my heart.
I thought the relationships leading up to Tea Cake were rough, but Light! the whole ending with the rabies, and the murder trail still sticks with me.
 

Leala ni al'Dareis t'al'Caleum

Anime Sensei
Aes Sedai
Online Events Coordinator
Joined
Nov 21, 2012
Messages
27,603
Location
Illinois, USA
Pronouns
  1. She - Her
Odd Thomas absolutely destroyed me the first time I read it...
 

Sorcha Al'Verdan

Aes Sedai
Joined
Mar 14, 2007
Messages
6,105
Location
Chicago, IL, USA
Good Night Mr. Tom by Michelle Magorian. Kills me every time I read it.
 

Jarl Lewin

Aes Sedai
Joined
May 12, 2010
Messages
14,393
Location
North Texas
The saddest book I ever read is also my favourite: Wuthering Heights. I am melancholic by disposition, and when I picked this up and flipped to a random page and read "It would degrade me to marry Heathcliff now. He's more myself than I am!" I knew I had to read this book. I went on to read Miss Bronte's poetry as well, and I could not believe how they struck me. I read a few books about the Bronte family, and was inspired to write this poem:

What passion behind that calm reserve!
Where there ever any to put
such powerful visions to the page that, if seen,
would be as potent
as when written down by her . . . and read?

'She's more myself than I am.'
'It is unutterable!'

The Parson's daughter, plain and quiet;
the author behind the gentleman's name;
the Woman

Emily Jane.

(For Emily Jane)

:$
 

Alenya Al'Roran

Aes Sedai
Social Marketing Manager
Joined
Jun 27, 2018
Messages
8,814
Location
Groveland, FL
Allegiant, the last book in the Divergent series. I cried through the last five or six chapters and for quite awhile after I finished it. That ending was devastating.
 

Aduiavas Ida

Aes Sedai
Mistress of Revels - Europe
Joined
Jun 10, 2008
Messages
18,778
Age
32
Location
Drøbak, Norway
Pronouns
  1. She - Her
I agree Alenya, it was a sad ending :cry
I didn't like the plot in that last book, but I still cried at the ending :(
 

Bina al'Natan

Citizen
Joined
Sep 18, 2018
Messages
95
Location
London, England
Without a doubt it has to be Jude the Obscure.

When his son kills himself and his siblings as so worried about his parents it destroyed me.

I was actually reading this part when on a nightbus at about three AM. Surrounded by other people coming home from clubs or work. I was actually sobbing out loud, like full body crying. I got some weird looks! I had to put the book down for about a week after that to recover.
 

Jarl Lewin

Aes Sedai
Joined
May 12, 2010
Messages
14,393
Location
North Texas
Ah yes, Hardy is emotional reading.
 

Maple al'Tree

Citizen
Joined
May 25, 2016
Messages
324
Location
Toronto, Canada
I saw the avatar on the news feed and I was like .. oh hey .. she looks like me! .. and then, oh wait, wait, that IS me :laugh: Thanks for still posting to my topic :D

I think "Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes" was probably the first sad book I ever read as a child
 

Cirella Ithan

Novice
Joined
Dec 1, 2014
Messages
1,497
Age
35
Location
Sweden
Pronouns
  1. She - Her
Never Let Me Go. A dystopian science fiction novel by Kazuo Ishiguro.

That book never really leaves me. I get a sad melancholy feeling just to think about it.:( The movie is also good.
It’s hard to say something about it without spoiler it though.
 
Joined
Dec 28, 2019
Messages
151
Age
47
Location
South Carolina
Pronouns
  1. They - Them
I don't know about saddest, but Johnny Got His Gun by Dalton Trumbo was perhaps the most soul-crushing book I have ever read.
 
Top