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What's your LEAST favorite book?

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#1 BatDuck


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Posted 25 April 2021 - 09:04 PM

I see all sorts of topics about "what's your fave" or "what would you recommend", but we're all bookworms, we've all come across at least one book we just couldn't stand.
Tell me about them.

The only one that stands out for me was Unnatural Exposure by Patricia Cornwell. Apparently it's part of a series and i didn't know that at the time so that may have contributed to me not liking it. But the main thing that turned me off what the main character. She's so... uppity, but like subtly, yet naive at the same time so her overconfidence is clearly misplaced. It was so frustrating to read.
I've only ever started and not finished 3 books in my life. And this was one of them.

Tell me about a book you hated plz.

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Posted 25 April 2021 - 09:09 PM

classic books in general tbh although some I like, but I could not even finish pride and prejudice, it probably got better as the book went along but I just didn't have that attention span.  

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Posted 25 April 2021 - 09:11 PM

i remember none of it at this point but I DESPISED Ethan frome when I had to read it for school

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Posted 25 April 2021 - 09:18 PM

50 shades of grey read like it was written by a 6-year old
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Posted 25 April 2021 - 09:19 PM

classic books in general tbh although some I like, but I could not even finish pride and prejudice, it probably got better as the book went along but I just didn't have that attention span.

Agreed, took me like a month to read Pride and Prejudice. Tbh 6/10 just watch the movie
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Posted 27 April 2021 - 03:21 AM

In no specific order:

  • Fiesta: The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway 
  • Eugénie Grandet by Balzac
  • Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen (I'm really not moved by her novels, and the same goes to the Brontë sisters - while I acknowledge their role in English literature, especially because they are women, I just cannot grasp the beauty in their writing; I'm much more into Ann Radcliffe) 
  • Anything that's Medieval literature 
  • Book of my mother by Albert Cohen 
  • ....


Ones I haven't read but would (probably) never read based on friends' opinions:

  • Any books written by Yasmina Khadra (I've read one or two of his books and hated it; I don't understand why he's so successful)
  • Any books written by Marguerite Yourcenar 
  • Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez 
  • ALL YA novels. That's based on me though lol. 

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Posted 03 May 2021 - 07:06 PM

Turtles all the way down by John Green
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Posted 05 May 2021 - 06:24 PM

Beowulf. Couldn’t get into it, haven’t got it in me to try again...
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Posted 05 May 2021 - 06:31 PM

I’m a huge classic book nerd but ‘The Scarlet Letter’ is one that I just couldn’t get myself to continue reading.

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Posted 05 May 2021 - 10:16 PM

A court of thorns and roses. I tried it because everyone was raving about it and it was one of the most poorly written books I’ve ever read... 

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Posted 10 May 2021 - 07:51 PM

The Crimson Petal and the White.

It is a book about like a Victorian prostitute that is so absolutely pretentious and you can vehemently tell that it was written by a man. My friend got it for me for my birthday, so I hate read it in its entirety. When I wasn’t bored, I was disappointed and disgusted. 0/10

Had a sick ending tho (spoiler) the main character steals a child

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Posted 10 May 2021 - 09:22 PM

the book thief

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Posted 10 May 2021 - 09:54 PM

the book thief

YOU SPILLED! had to read it my freshman year ugh

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Posted 14 May 2021 - 01:25 PM

the book thief

Excuse me how dare you
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Posted 14 May 2021 - 09:25 PM

"The Miseducation of Cameron Post". It is the only book I ever threw into the trash. The storyline made me angry, and the actual writing was just bad. It was like the author never knew when to end a freaking paragraph.

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Posted 14 May 2021 - 09:36 PM

Any of those high school lit class assigned readings. 1984, Brave New World, The Grapes of Wrath etc etc

YAWN!!!! Idgaf about hidden meanings and symbolism what use is all that if I’m asleep after the first chapter
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Posted 22 May 2021 - 12:30 PM

I think all English lit majors will agree here.... Heart of Darkness. Couldn’t even finish that dense racist garbage 

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Posted 26 May 2021 - 12:54 AM

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Posted 26 May 2021 - 02:40 AM

The 50 Shades of Grey books were horribly written.


I also recently read The Marbled Swarm by Dennis Cooper on a promise that it would be the most fucked up book I ever read. And it was really fucked up, but the premise was kind of stupid and the ending was blueballs and none of it wound up making any sense at all. Like, there was no tether or purpose for anything It was just some guy who wanted to write trigger warning stuff and never thought further than that. So I was really disappointed. I love fucked up shit. I just want smart fucked up shit. 

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Posted 09 June 2021 - 04:24 AM

OOOp here we go


 The Discomfort of Evening - full of absolutely disgust a**se of children and animals, incredibly graphic and unnecessary, it won the international Booker and I am FURIOUS it was disgusting and I hate that so many people 'enjoyed' what an atrocious book.


American Gods - such a great premise, old Gods vs new Gods, a war is coming, written by the king of weird and fantastical Neil Gaiman, I'm in! But this is essentially a 700 page road trip across America including an epilogue and postscript (bc apparently 700 pages wasn't enough to convey the story, even though there is literally NO story). This war thats mentioned? Just have a lil' sit down convo and all will be avoided - WHAT?? what was even the point in this whole arse book then?!!!! I cannot sorry.


Fifty Shades of Grey - I agree with all the comments here, absolutely terrible writing.


The Girl on the Train - also terrible writing imo, most depressing protagonist, incredibly slow until the last 50 pages then all hell breaks loose and it just kinda ends??


The Boy Who Fell to Earth - incredibly offensive ableist book featuring a boy with autism, don't even give this attention its appalling.


The Great Gatsby - I'm sorry but its just a bunch of entitled men trying to live the American dream hoping it will be fed to them on a silver platter. Don't even get me started on Daisy. (We Stan Leo tho I'm not an animal)  


Twilight is ridiculous.


Gone with the Wind - 1000 pages of mindblowing racism


Fahrenheit 451 - honestly there were so many reasons I hated this book I cant even be bothered


I clearly have a lot of opinions aha don't come for me...

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