1.Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls. I made my feelings about this book known in an earlier list, but in case you missed it...do not read it if you like dogs.
3. Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen. This book ended on a happy note, but there were some tough moments mixed in.
5. The Children of Hurin by JRR Tolkien. This book was tragic from start to finish and I loved it anyways. Partly because it's Tolkien, partly because it was written in such a way that the reader knew ahead of time that this story was meant to be sad.
6. The Broken Kingdoms by NK Jemisin. Great book. Surprisingly sad ending. I'm working up the courage to read another one in the series.
7. Wesley the Owl by Stacey O'Brien. This was a memoir about a biologist adopting a baby owl. I wouldn't say this was sad, but definitely emotional.
10. Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson. I'm sure many people know this book, but just incase, this is about rape victim in high school.