Books You Don't Like.

  • NordFiato

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    I do not think there is not one book I do not like, I at least give them a chance, but there are some books I cannot finish no matter how many times I picked them up. The first is "Floating Islands" by Rachel Neumeier, there is a lot of skipping and time shifts that I do not feel connected to the character's lives at all even though it is promising. Another is "Tender morsels" by Margo Lanagan, once again there was nothing wrong with it, but everything seemed so mushed and like she was trying to fit all her ideas into one book. One other that I will mention is "Midnighters" by Scott Westfeld. The characters seemed to fit too well into the mold of depressed teens. I tried reading all these books when I was in freshman year of high school and have since as a senior tried to read them all and find I still cannot and still find the same problems in them. If anyone had read them and is willing to talk to me about them that would be lovely <3
    May 9th, 2013 at 01:23am
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    There's not really any book that I despise; at least, not that I've read in full. I wasn't a huge fan of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. I don't know why, I just didn't enjoy the book or the sequel at all. I don't really like Carroll's writing style, but it wasn't bad.

    I thought Divergent had a lot of potential, and liked the beginning, but the romance and the love triangle and then when (spoilers) Will died I just kind of...lost interest.

    Shadow and Bone also had a lot of potential, and I did like the book, but I feel that it could have been executed better. I wasn't a big fan of the style and was afraid that a love triangle (ugh) would develop (it didn't, per se, and I was happy about that). I loved the setting but the plot itself was kind of predictable.
    January 6th, 2014 at 07:53am
  • kitsch

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    Eragon by Christopher Paolini. This was a book I couldn't get through, I forced myself to try and finish it but I couldn't even do that. The writing style and pacing just didn't flow the right way for me and I didn't find myself caring about the characters at all.

    The Secret Life of Prince Charming by Deb Caletti. The writing style was too flowery even for me (which is shocking) and I was about 15 or so pages in but nothing happened. At all. I am so annoyed that I paid money for it too. The story didn't draw me in and it didn't even pull me in with the details. Just a no go for me.

    The Summer I Turned Pretty trilogy by Jenny Han. The story wasn't too terrible but the way it's drawn out into three books is what was frustrating. I expected myself to grow to care about the protagonist's decisions / choices in terms of internal struggle but it didn't happen. I didn't believe the romance and I didn't root for the leads to get together or when they actually did.

    These are the ones I remember, obviously not all of them as I tend to read many books at once and forget to update my Goodreads. These books are reasons why I read spoiler free books reviews beforehand to avoid wasting my time. Shifty
    January 9th, 2014 at 02:59pm
  • Katie Mosing

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    The Uglies series. I didn't like the main character at all and I just couldn't understand her motivation.
    February 4th, 2014 at 03:38pm
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    I complete agree about Eragon. I just couldn't stand it and it was the first times in my life I had to literally stop reading a book. I also can't the 50 shades series. That is horrendous in my opinion. I don't mind smut whatsoever but I only read the first chapter and just the way that people were talking and how the characters were written are horrendous. I see even 14 year olds on here that write better stories with better plotlines than that.
    February 7th, 2014 at 11:12pm
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    How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia. I didn't think the main character was developed that much, and there were too many large time-skips.
    March 20th, 2014 at 04:13am
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    All of the Harry Potter books except the third one. They are all dreadfully boring and the plot just never really picks up.
    March 30th, 2014 at 08:54am
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    Everything by Chuck Palahniuk. I don't know why, but I've tried reading multiple books of his (Haunted, Invisible Monsters, Lullaby, Snuff) and I've only been able to finish one (Snuff). I don't know if it's his writing style or what, but I cannot get into him.

    The Scarlet Letter is also the bane of my existence.
    March 30th, 2014 at 10:31pm
  • hazuki.

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    Some time ago I bought a lot of books with stories set in Japan written by western authors, and I'm almost giving up on them.

    IMO the worst one until now is "Fallen Angel: an Only in Tokyo Mystery" by Jonelle Patrick. I had such high expectations for this book because it also involves host clubs, and I'll admit I'm a bit obsessed with the host club scene in Tokyo.

    Right now I'm trying to finish reading it, but this book makes me feel like facepalming so hard at some parts. To be fair, the descriptions of shops, restaurants and tourist-y places are really good, but when it comes to Japanese language, the portrayal of Japanese characters and certain details about the host club culture, it goes from silly to downright inaccurate.

    And the sad part is, most mistakes in this book could have been solved with a little bit of effort and research. I want my money back.
    April 8th, 2014 at 05:56pm
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    Enduring Love by Ian McEwan. I read Atonement and loved it, but Enduring Love was a book we had to read for literature class and it was appalling. Good for debate and stuff, but shocking nonetheless.
    April 11th, 2014 at 02:27am
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    Artemis Fowl.

    And I generally dislike classic literature. The only things I liked reading in school were Shakespeare and "Of Mice and Men".
    April 11th, 2014 at 04:49pm
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    50 Shades Trilogy. [50 Shades of Grey, etc]
    April 11th, 2014 at 07:13pm
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    Everything by John Green, The Catcher in The Rye, Perks of Being a Wallflower... you get the pattern, here. I hate coming-of-age novels. Also all of the male characters in these novels are incredibly immature, whiney, and ridiculous.
    April 11th, 2014 at 09:07pm
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    Everything by John Green, The Catcher in The Rye, Perks of Being a Wallflower... you get the pattern, here. I hate coming-of-age novels. Also all of the male characters in these novels are incredibly immature, whiney, and ridiculous.
    This so much. I couldn't stand Catcher after my first time reading it, it was horrible. Sad
    Any of those teen romance novels, oh my God.
    April 12th, 2014 at 04:02am
  • Alsoldey

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    All the coming of age novels, and the Twilight-esque love stories with supernatural beings now a days. Eh. Romance novels are the same song and dance.

    The only reading I seem to do now a days is here, because Mibba actually has a wider variety.
    April 18th, 2014 at 12:37am
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    I haven't read it recently because I simply don't want to but the bane of sixteen year old me's existence was Lord of the Flies. I still wanna toss every copy I see into a bottomless pit. I'm not really big on the dystopian craze nowadays either. I did enjoy Hunger Games but the others - meh.
    April 21st, 2014 at 09:04am
  • BrittanyMorgan

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    Basically, I dislike almost any book that takes an already developed theme and twists it and makes it "good". Like vampires are SUPPOSED to be hated and killers, not devoting themselves to animals to save the human kind. And zombies. And Witches. On the other hand, I love stories that have original plots. I assume this is also why I loved Uglies, Hush Hush, and The Giver. Uglies forces us to view beauty and the concept of ugly in a new light, and nobody had done that before. So at the time this book was written, the whole book's concept was actually pretty brilliant because he made the reader think about the topic of the book. (or he tried to...) Hush Hush was a book that made popular the demons and stuff, although if it wasn't so well written, it would probably fall under the "books that I dislike" list. The Giver is the last one because TONS of people say that it sucks because they can't understand it. First, none of these people are trying to insert themselves in the mindset that these people have to have. This book is so well written because all of the things mentioned in the beginning, no matter how complicated, are explained later in the book. Like when I first read it, I had absolutely NO idea what the author was talking about with the apple, but it was explained that they couldn't see color. This book was so popular because at the time this book was written, many people hadn't thought about absence of things we take for granted like color or weather. That's why so many people don't finish it, or don't like it. It's because they can't understand it. Books like this one take reading it many times before it is understood. I also hate pointless books like "The Man and the Sea" because there is nothing that we are going to take from it, and book that take away from what books are supposed to be about. Like books about cliques. BORING!!!!! Also, books that follow productions about movies or TV shows. And lastly, books that are about influential people. You know, the kind of people that have no lasting effect on this would during or after their life, like many actors or lawyers that did nothing but use people and take their money.
    April 21st, 2014 at 12:48pm
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    *Last comment: UNINFLUENTIAL
    April 21st, 2014 at 12:51pm
  • thelastpainter

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    This was said by others a lot, but the only book I can think of that I didn't like was The Catcher in the Rye. Holden is the most annoying character I have ever read about and he seemed kind of creepy.

    I might edit this later with more books, but that's the only one I can think of.
    April 23rd, 2014 at 05:30pm
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    The House of Night series Facepalm
    The Scarlet Letter
    Looking for Alaska
    The 50 Shades trilogy
    Lord of the Flies Cheese
    September 5th, 2014 at 10:05am