Thursday, March 19, 2009

Booking Through Thursday: Worst Best Book You’ve Ever Read

“What’s the worst ‘best’ book you’ve ever read — the one everyone says is so great, but you can’t figure out why?”

I think I've used this answer before for something else but it really fits for this one, The Lovely Bones, I hated HATED that book!

How about yourself?

29 comments:

  1. I know I'm going to get grief for this b/c people have manic feelings about the book, but I really, really hated Catcher in the Rye *ducks to avoid things thrown at her head*

    ReplyDelete
  2. Daughter of Fortune Isabella Allende.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Anonymous9:30 PM

    I think that I may get even more grief, it's The Giver for me. I didn't dislike it (so maybe it doesn't quite fit in this category) but I just don't get the hype. I've read it twice now and still think it's just meh.

    Casey

    ReplyDelete
  4. ohhh it is...Tantalize...arggg reading that book was painful.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Oh, I agree with The Lovely Bones-I HATED that book!

    I also did not enjoy, wait for it...Twilight. I know I am like the only one-right?

    ReplyDelete
  6. Oooh...I ditto the Giver. And jeez, Criss Cross....agh!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Oh my gosh. I disagree with most of the titles posted here!

    I LOVED The Lovely Bones.
    I LOVED The Giver. Lois Lowry is my MOST favorite author.
    I LOVED Twilight.

    The Catcher in the Rye...how do you hate that book?!?

    I didn't like The Host by Stephenie Meyer.

    Most recently it was Evermore by Alyson Noel, but I didn't hate it, it just didn't impress me much.

    Oh wells. Can't please everyone now can we?

    ReplyDelete
  8. I loved the Lovely Bones! But god, I hated The Red Tent and 1,000 White Women. I think 1,000 White Women is one of the worst books I've ever read and I've had to read it for two different book clubs. Brutal.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Anonymous10:08 PM

    Life of Pi

    ReplyDelete
  10. Mm AGREED. The Lovely Bones confused the f*** out of me. I put it down and was like, huh? What did I just put myself through?!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Yes! Life of Pi was terribad! I could NOT finish that book!

    ReplyDelete
  12. I can't say I hated The Lovely Bones, but I did wish I'd never read it. It kinda freaked me out.

    ReplyDelete
  13. Don't kill me... I hated Blood and Chocolate. This is especially weird because I usually love paranormal books, no matter how cheesy or badly written they are.

    I agree about Criss Cross. That book was just boring.

    ReplyDelete
  14. Animal Farm and Heart of Darkness for the classic types. I actually read Animal Farm twice trying to get what was so great about it!

    Identical by Ellen Hopkins for genre fiction. I see so much hype and love for Hopkins' books but I didn't get it. It was sick, twisted, and too disturbing to finish.

    ReplyDelete
  15. I liked---didn't love, but liked---The Lovely Bones, but I only made it 10 pages into Sebold's next one, The Almost Moon, before I hurled it at the wall. Seriously, it was bad.

    For my BTT, I ranted about Twilight (again).

    ReplyDelete
  16. I liked about the first half of the Lovely Bones. And then it fell apart.

    ReplyDelete
  17. Wasn't crazy about The Lovely Bones either. If I Stay is 1000 times better in my opinion!

    ReplyDelete
  18. Gee, I loved Twilight and The red tent...I think I would have to say Life of Pi.

    ReplyDelete
  19. A good friend of mine lent me The Lovely Bones and told me I had to read it. It didn't do anything for me.

    ReplyDelete
  20. I agree that Sebold's next book was just terrible! I couldn't get into it either and so it sits on my bookshelf collecting unwanted dust.

    ReplyDelete
  21. I loved The Lovely Bones! I thought it was fantastic, devastating, but fantastic.

    ReplyDelete
  22. The Great Gatsby *shudders* I don't know if it's still forced on high school students like when I had to read it, but I think it should be banned.

    ReplyDelete
  23. I'm tempted to say The Historian but I really can't since I couldn't finish it.

    ReplyDelete
  24. I will probably catch flack for this but I coundn't stand To Kill A Mockingbird. I loved the movie with Gregory peck, but I really didn't like the book at all.

    ReplyDelete
  25. Anonymous7:06 PM

    OMG, Alea, you have the best followers ever!

    I COULD NOT STAND Lovely Bones. I also do not like Catcher in the Rye OR the middle two Twilight books (New Moon & Eclipse) OR To Kill a Mockingbird. But I REALLY hated Lovely Bones. HATED.

    ReplyDelete
  26. the lovely bones is GOOD! i think you're just crazy. :P

    ReplyDelete
  27. Jonathan Franzen's "The Corrections."

    ReplyDelete
  28. I agree I hated the Lovely Bones. I also hate The Outsiders and My Sisters Keeper

    ReplyDelete
  29. This was a great question wasn't it! Thanks to everyone for the entertaining conversation!

    ReplyDelete

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...