I used to love "A Series of Unfortunate Events". My favorite book would be 'Wait Till Helen Comes', (a ghost story by Mary Downing Hawn). Another one of my favorites would be Night; a really sad book written by Elie Wiesel, a Holocaust survivor, (the book is about his time in the death camps)...
When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door, that we do not see the one which has opened for us. -Helen Keller