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What's your LEAST favorite book?


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#21 rotten_apple

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Posted 09 June 2021 - 05:48 AM

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Posted 09 June 2021 - 01:44 PM

so true!! I used to love reading, at the point where I read like 3/4 huge books per week, but as soon as high school started and I was forced to read those boring ass books I've completely lost interest in the activity for some reason. SUCKS.

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

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Posted 09 June 2021 - 01:59 PM

Romeo and Juliet like no. hamlet was okay but i don’t know why we still read Romeo & Juliet — I do — but still it’s eh


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Posted 17 June 2021 - 12:52 PM

Anything written by Ellen Hopkins!! I was recommended her book Impulse for the apparent lgbt and mental health rep. And I've just got to ask what fucking rep, it was a fucking toil to get through. I mean just thinking about it now I'm actually getting angry. I mean if you want rep for terrible mental health services then yeah go for it. Warning it's a shit show! The books like 700 pages and it drags on and on without any payoff. It's just garbage. I kinda feel bad about hating it so much but it's really the only book I actively dislike in this way. I mean I can't even understand anybody who's rating it highly. I mean it's not deep, not emotional, it does not know how to handle it's subject matter, nor does it know what to do with it's characters and it being written in verse doesn't help any of that or change my feelings at all. And goddamn one of the only consistently 'good' things I here about it is that it's written in verse. God it's just fucking shit. 


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Posted 23 June 2021 - 01:08 PM

Anything written by Ellen Hopkins!! I was recommended her book Impulse for the apparent lgbt and mental health rep. And I've just got to ask what fucking rep, it was a fucking toil to get through. I mean just thinking about it now I'm actually getting angry. I mean if you want rep for terrible mental health services then yeah go for it. Warning it's a shit show! The books like 700 pages and it drags on and on without any payoff. It's just garbage. I kinda feel bad about hating it so much but it's really the only book I actively dislike in this way. I mean I can't even understand anybody who's rating it highly. I mean it's not deep, not emotional, it does not know how to handle it's subject matter, nor does it know what to do with it's characters and it being written in verse doesn't help any of that or change my feelings at all. And goddamn one of the only consistently 'good' things I here about it is that it's written in verse. God it's just fucking shit.


Omg I forgot how much I hate Ellen hopkins.
I mean, I can't actually say how good the writing itself is because it triggers the fuck out of me. I've only ever read Identical and it was one of the most depressing weeks of my life.

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Posted 27 June 2021 - 10:53 PM

The Selection by Kiera Cass (God I hate America Singer and Aspen so much). 

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard (The writing isn't bad, and it's not the worst thing on my list, but the elements that drag it down... really drag it down. Also, Mare Barrow is just... bone marrow but reversed. Now you can't unsee it). 

Twilight (obviously) 

50 shades of grey (obviously) 

Frostblood by Elly Blake (this is just Red Queen but more infuriating) 

Marked House of Night (Zoey Redbird can choke. Also, there's a passage that says something incredibly insensitive toward people with EDs. NOPE NOPE). 

 

 

I... actually liked my high school assigned readings. Animal farm, 1984, lord of the flies. Lol. I'll still read Orwell. 


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Posted 28 June 2021 - 10:54 PM

anthem by ayn rand. i’ve finished every book i’ve ever read (even if i had to restart it or take a break) but i got halfway through this, absolutely revolted all the time and chucked it in a giveaway box. atrocious, hack philosophy. immoral to boot.


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Posted 30 June 2021 - 11:00 AM

Tropic of Cancer by Henry Miller (my phone tried so hard to correct that as “Topic of Candy”). Henry Miller in general just wanted to be so edgy that it was draining and pathetic.

Also Marcel Proust’s In Search of Lost Time was incredibly unnecessary.
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Posted 01 July 2021 - 06:37 AM

Massive by Julia Bell. The writing was atrocious and felt like a middle school assignment. The characters, especially the main one were either so one-dimensional or acted like a child.



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Posted 14 July 2021 - 09:49 AM

The Selection by Kiera Cass (God I hate America Singer and Aspen so much). 

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard (The writing isn't bad, and it's not the worst thing on my list, but the elements that drag it down... really drag it down. Also, Mare Barrow is just... bone marrow but reversed. Now you can't unsee it). 

Twilight (obviously) 

50 shades of grey (obviously) 

Frostblood by Elly Blake (this is just Red Queen but more infuriating) 

Marked House of Night (Zoey Redbird can choke. Also, there's a passage that says something incredibly insensitive toward people with EDs. NOPE NOPE). 

 

 

I... actually liked my high school assigned readings. Animal farm, 1984, lord of the flies. Lol. I'll still read Orwell. 

 

Red Queen is on my reading list, a little nervous to get to it now :/

 

Also, mayhaps an unpopular opinion but I didn't think Twilight was that bad. Not good, to be sure, but definitely not as bad as the movies.


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Posted 14 July 2021 - 12:14 PM

catcher in the rye sucks tbh.... read it because it's a classic and all but I couldn't even finish it. 


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Posted 18 July 2021 - 10:46 AM

Red Queen is on my reading list, a little nervous to get to it now :/

 

Also, mayhaps an unpopular opinion but I didn't think Twilight was that bad. Not good, to be sure, but definitely not as bad as the movies.

 

It's def not the worst thing I've ever read. If you're a fan of trope-y YA fantasy, you'll probably enjoy it a lot more than I did. 


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Posted 19 July 2021 - 10:33 AM

My least favorite book of all time is actually an ED related book, it is Kid Rex by Laura Moisin. I have never read a more pretentious boring biography. I barely got through it, but I wanted to check a book off of my Good Reads Reading Challenge so I stuck it out. I am honestly not a fan of most modern ED related books though.


 
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Posted 22 July 2021 - 04:28 PM

The Sound and the Fury!!! Having to read it for school was such a miserable experience, I spent the whole time annoyed at the constant narrative style changes throughout the book. I could have appreciated the style changes reflecting the different narratives if I cared at all about the story itself but I just didn't. I literally don't understand how this novel is considered one of the greatest of all time, it made me never want to pick up another Faulkner book again lmao.

 

Another one was The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman, which was my first and only Gaiman book. I just really don't vibe with his writing or style at all, found the book really dull and pretentious. 



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Posted 27 July 2021 - 02:37 AM

any Narnia books, too religious

Danielle Steel: Big Girl - so predictable, repeats itself and just poor writing.

Modelland by Tyra Banks

Crime and Punishment. Read first 400 pages, what a waste of my life.


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Posted 27 July 2021 - 05:47 PM

Anything ever written by EL James and special hate mention for the Twilight saga


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Posted 27 July 2021 - 07:10 PM

"North and South" by Mrs Gaskell was an unfavourite for me. I really wanted to like it bc it's about social justice, but there's just way too much tropey swooning and "tell don't show", and it somehow manages to be both dull and over the top.

 

At one point someone says to the heroine, "You are sadly overdone, Margaret," and I'm just pffffffff


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Posted 29 July 2021 - 09:59 AM

any Narnia books, too religious

Danielle Steel: Big Girl - so predictable, repeats itself and just poor writing.

Modelland by Tyra Banks

Crime and Punishment. Read first 400 pages, what a waste of my life.

 

Ngl I know a few people who almost exclusively read Danielle Steel, and I kinda judge them for it... Idk, her writing strikes me as YA fiction masquerading as adult literature if i could be any more pretentious...




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