Most Overrated Books

Books that everyone raves about, but are not that good or are just o.k.
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3.53 avg rating — 1,325,037 ratings
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3.83 avg rating — 1,758,911 ratings
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3.80 avg rating — 2,491,595 ratings
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3.86 avg rating — 1,828,369 ratings
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4.09 avg rating — 1,209,027 ratings
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4.33 avg rating — 5,852,367 ratings
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3.80 avg rating — 1,870,686 ratings
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3.91 avg rating — 3,386,170 ratings
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3.67 avg rating — 2,074,273 ratings
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4.23 avg rating — 3,140,921 ratings
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3.89 avg rating — 1,321,060 ratings
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3.89 avg rating — 104,710 ratings
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3.54 avg rating — 1,365,490 ratings
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18

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4.21 avg rating — 2,670,910 ratings
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19

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4.02 avg rating — 142,761 ratings
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20

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3.79 avg rating — 43,099 ratings
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21

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4.25 avg rating — 2,665,510 ratings
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22

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4.27 avg rating — 4,063,760 ratings
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23

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4.03 avg rating — 2,113,642 ratings
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24

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3.85 avg rating — 1,209,729 ratings
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25

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3.89 avg rating — 2,443,032 ratings
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26

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4.47 avg rating — 6,194,694 ratings
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27

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4.37 avg rating — 71,517 ratings
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28

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3.96 avg rating — 1,471,115 ratings
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29

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3.84 avg rating — 841,178 ratings
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30

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4.07 avg rating — 989,752 ratings
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31

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3.74 avg rating — 1,901,843 ratings
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32

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3.85 avg rating — 688,652 ratings
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33

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3.76 avg rating — 734,551 ratings
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4.43 avg rating — 830 ratings
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4.37 avg rating — 1,634,615 ratings
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36

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3.92 avg rating — 2,433,387 ratings
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37

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4.42 avg rating — 202,283 ratings
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38

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4.22 avg rating — 1,277,549 ratings
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39

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3.39 avg rating — 653,131 ratings
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40

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4.10 avg rating — 1,600,788 ratings
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41

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4.11 avg rating — 1,483,244 ratings
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42

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3.86 avg rating — 664,854 ratings
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43

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4.20 avg rating — 1,139,064 ratings
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44

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3.76 avg rating — 497,878 ratings
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45

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2.35 avg rating — 2,703 ratings
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46

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3.28 avg rating — 11,245 ratings
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47

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4.08 avg rating — 1,274,419 ratings
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48

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4.13 avg rating — 2,359,552 ratings
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49

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3.42 avg rating — 376,048 ratings
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49

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3.95 avg rating — 710,357 ratings
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51

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3.32 avg rating — 2,742 ratings
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52

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4.30 avg rating — 1,034,158 ratings
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53

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4.13 avg rating — 513,925 ratings
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54

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4.61 avg rating — 2,523,440 ratings
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55

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4.56 avg rating — 2,436,336 ratings
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56

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4.41 avg rating — 2,393,137 ratings
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57

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3.75 avg rating — 3,918 ratings
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58

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4.55 avg rating — 2,279,671 ratings
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59

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3.90 avg rating — 211,648 ratings
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60

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3.53 avg rating — 554,189 ratings
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61

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4.02 avg rating — 318,245 ratings
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62

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4.30 avg rating — 1,154,415 ratings
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63

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3.60 avg rating — 73,072 ratings
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64

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4.56 avg rating — 2,170,273 ratings
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65

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3.90 avg rating — 1,224,804 ratings
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66

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4.12 avg rating — 1,483,035 ratings
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67

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3.89 avg rating — 608,305 ratings
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68

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3.44 avg rating — 1,649 ratings
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69

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4.17 avg rating — 2,715,923 ratings
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3.62 avg rating — 2,519 ratings
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71

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4.29 avg rating — 2,246,651 ratings
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3.59 avg rating — 251,465 ratings
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73

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3.79 avg rating — 148,086 ratings
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3.32 avg rating — 2,867 ratings
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75

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3.98 avg rating — 1,478,292 ratings
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76

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3.42 avg rating — 2,394 ratings
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77

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3.92 avg rating — 571,615 ratings
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78

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3.72 avg rating — 333,508 ratings
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79

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3.79 avg rating — 324,438 ratings
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80

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3.83 avg rating — 759,579 ratings
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81

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3.65 avg rating — 260,450 ratings
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82

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4.49 avg rating — 2,224,786 ratings
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83

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3.99 avg rating — 842,556 ratings
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84

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4.47 avg rating — 1,932,242 ratings
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85

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4.10 avg rating — 1,224,319 ratings
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86

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3.78 avg rating — 230,964 ratings
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87

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3.99 avg rating — 547,587 ratings
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88

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3.69 avg rating — 336,099 ratings
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89

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4.26 avg rating — 404,941 ratings
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90

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3.81 avg rating — 504,185 ratings
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3.59 avg rating — 2,401 ratings
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92

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4.19 avg rating — 344,600 ratings
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93

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4.06 avg rating — 437,855 ratings
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4.22 avg rating — 402,783 ratings
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95

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3.89 avg rating — 411,293 ratings
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96

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3.82 avg rating — 289,694 ratings
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4.16 avg rating — 1,291,190 ratings
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98

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3.96 avg rating — 686,540 ratings
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99

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3.46 avg rating — 1,448 ratings
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4.07 avg rating — 849,797 ratings
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618 books · 655 voters · list created November 29th, 2008 by Jen (votes) .
Tags: overrated
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Mιss •kαthєяίиє•  Τhε Emεrαℓd Pяίиcεss® Nice idea to start sucj a list. =) In my opinion, Twilight Saga is the most over-rated series... It's a nice story with interesting plot, with less words ok, but everyone is screaming over it. I was once a fan but now i'm more normal about it and I keep thinking: why soOoO many people are fighting over it?


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Laura wrote: " I only voted on books that I have read. Apart from that, I don't get the rage over the 'Twilight' series, the 'Harry Potter' series and the 'Left Behind' series. I'm also tired of hearing about '..."

So glad Laura that you don't get in a rage. I got in one over Wurthering Heights and then The Remains of the Day. Best to stay cool and calm! Not easy but best.


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Why in the name of God is The Holy Bible up here? And in 6th place? Shame. Shame on you for insulting religious text.

Also, I don't seem to understand why Hunger Games is so popular when it is w\quite similar to some other book whose name I forgot...


message 4: by Jax (new)

Jax hahaha, why are the DragonLance books in here?


message 5: by Mel (new)

Mel It would have been nice to get a real objective list instead of the narrow bitter leftist propagated one here.


message 6: by Lori S. (new)

Lori S. The big problem with lists like these is that they are ultimately based on personal preference. A book one person thinks is the best shes ever read may not appeal to another in any way shape or form.


Therealbadkitty The Hunger Games is certainly not overrated!!!!! I do realize that this is opinion rated, but it upsets me that it's so high up on the list. Please spare your trolling, you expressed your opinion by voting for it and I'm expressing mine


message 8: by Sharvari (new)

Sharvari This list basically gives the names of all books that became "something" in the movie world (Seriously? "The Help" in no world ever can be "overrated"!!)... Some of the books listed certainly do not belong in this list...
PS: The Twilight Series as separate books and a box are the same thing. they are listed twice, as though they are different entities!


message 9: by Booklovinglady (new)

Booklovinglady I know it is a matter of opinion and of taste, but there are so many classics on this list that I personally love... Always hard to believe when you hear someone else didn't like the book :-)


message 10: by Manray9 (new)

Manray9 Anything by Hemingway.


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