Many of the National Year of Reading themes have been focused on the positives of human life: exploration, adventure, inspiration and joy. But there is something also to be said of those times when we feel down and the lessons we learn when challenges and trials are stacked up against us. For this reason, November's theme is cry, recommending novels that feature sad endings, bittersweet resolutions, challenging themes, and more. We've compiled a few below, but why not suggest some of your own favourites in the comment box at the end of this post? We'd love to hear about them.