Not So Happily-Ever-After
Books that gave you a good cry with their tragic or untraditional ending. Here boy doesn't always get girl at least not easily and nothing lasts forever. Any genre is acceptable.
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message 1: by Buggy (new)

Buggy Yay LEB, Thanks for adding books!


Lady Ethereal Butterfly You're most welcome! It's just too bad that I haven't read more sad stuff that I could add. Remind me in 6 months to update my version of this list because I may have more tear inspiring reads.


message 3: by [deleted user] (new)

If I may suggest....when my book "The Summer of Skinny Dipping" hits the shelves June 1, it's going to drive up the sales of Kleenex. Or at least, I hope it will. :) It's a romance with a tearjerker of an ending...


message 4: by Buggy (new)

Buggy Add it to the list Amanda and thanks for the recommendation


message 5: by Justsane (new)

Justsane you know, i hate to be a nitpicker, but this list is appearing under the memoirs heading, and virtually all of these books are novels.

there. i feel happier now.


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads The tags also include "fiction" as well, though.


message 7: by Buggy (last edited Aug 21, 2011 07:54PM) (new)

Buggy Nit pick away :) If you would like me remove the memoirs tag I will however I just thought that sometimes a life story doesn't have a happy ending either. Teri Erwin's memoir in particular comes to mind.

I will remove fiction


message 8: by Susanna - Censored by GoodReads (last edited Aug 21, 2011 08:44PM) (new)

Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Wait, is this list for novels, or biographies and memoirs? Or both?


message 9: by Justsane (new)

Justsane i arrived at this list through the genre heading, memoirs, so of course my expectation was to find a list of memoirs, or biographical works, that had unhappy endings. perhaps i don't know how these lists get categorized...


message 10: by Buggy (last edited Jan 14, 2013 04:05PM) (new)

Buggy My intention was for this list to contain books (in any genre) that don't have a traditionaly happy ending. I'll work on making the heading clearer


message 11: by amara (new)

amara nice list


message 12: by Buggy (new)

Buggy Thanks Amara


message 13: by Laura (new)

Laura It says right in the description that any genre is accepted...


message 14: by Mary Nicole (new)

Mary Nicole I am not even surprised Nicholas Sparks's books top the chart.


message 15: by Nesrin (new)

Nesrin L. Beautiful!


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