I have always loved reading. My problem with high school and college lit classes is that every damn book we had to read was *depressing*. I don't mind deep but I've always struggled with depression anyway, and lit classes were definitely slit your wrist after reading stuff. Surely there are one or two good books of literature that end well?
Could be worse. You should see some of the gloom I had to wade through in french literature. Camus, Sartre......