The more depressing the situation outside, the more depressing the book.
  1. "I Was Told There'd Be Cake" by Sloane Crosley
  2. "Sideways" by Rex Pickett
  3. "There But For The" by Ali Smith
  4. "The Crimson Petal and the White" by Michel Faber
  5. "Beloved" by Toni Morrison
  6. "The Givenness of Things" by Marilynne Robinson
  7. "Crow" by Ted Hughes
  8. "The Bell Jar" by Sylvia Plath
  9. "The True Deceiver" by Tove Jansson