Books I've embraced in my misery have included "Wuthering Heights," "The Crying of Lot 49," "Tropic of Capricorn," and Anais Nin's "Fire" Diary. For a challenging way to spend your melancholic hours, I would suggest "Gravity's Rainbow." Of course, if you are miserable and under 18, better stick to "Wuthering Heights." And you will have something to look forward to -- turning 18, so you can read the above-mentioned books. In fact, if you are under 18, there's still lots to look forward to -- not all of it good, but not all bad either.