20 Of The Saddest Stories Ever

by Vincent Salera 01 Aug 2017

Let’s face it, we all strive to be happy every single moment of every single day right? Not really, life is full of many happy wondrous moments and just as many unhappy sad moments.
Here are 20 of my favorite books full of sad moments which will certainly help you get over a rough time in your life, help you evolve as a person, and truly be grateful for all the good you have in your life.

1. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

2. A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

3. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

4. The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

5. Barefoot to Avalon by David Payne

6. The Absolutist by John Boyne

7. A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki

8. We the Animals by Justin Torres

9. Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls

10. The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach

11. When Bad Things Happen to Good People by Harold Kushner

12. Wonder by R.J. Palacio

13. Who Will Run the Frog Hospital? by Lorrie Moore

14. One Day by David Nicholls

15. The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

16. Charlotte’s Web by E. B. White

17. The Phantom of the Opera by  Gaston Leroux

18. Lord of the Flies by William Golding

19. Everything is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer

20. Carrie by Stephen King


Vincent Salera

Founder CEO/CCO @ World's Best Story™ amplifier of creativity & fun!