Most Overrated Books

Books that everyone raves about, but are not that good or are just o.k.
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3.86 avg rating — 1,948,540 ratings
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3.81 avg rating — 2,756,678 ratings
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3.88 avg rating — 2,129,581 ratings
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4.11 avg rating — 1,339,793 ratings
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4.33 avg rating — 6,426,515 ratings
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3.92 avg rating — 3,807,653 ratings
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3.82 avg rating — 2,026,554 ratings
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3.69 avg rating — 2,279,886 ratings
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3.90 avg rating — 1,449,404 ratings
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4.20 avg rating — 3,585,979 ratings
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3.90 avg rating — 108,223 ratings
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3.57 avg rating — 1,485,896 ratings
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4.19 avg rating — 2,933,872 ratings
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19

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3.80 avg rating — 43,832 ratings
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20

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4.02 avg rating — 147,466 ratings
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21

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4.47 avg rating — 7,124,912 ratings
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4.04 avg rating — 2,367,223 ratings
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23

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4.26 avg rating — 3,028,143 ratings
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24

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4.28 avg rating — 4,542,351 ratings
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25

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3.86 avg rating — 1,353,498 ratings
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26

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4.34 avg rating — 75,680 ratings
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27

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3.90 avg rating — 2,694,404 ratings
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28

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3.84 avg rating — 901,800 ratings
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29

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3.98 avg rating — 1,583,026 ratings
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3.84 avg rating — 750,695 ratings
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31

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3.78 avg rating — 839,360 ratings
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4.37 avg rating — 1,852,219 ratings
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4.08 avg rating — 1,061,939 ratings
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3.75 avg rating — 2,068,077 ratings
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3.95 avg rating — 2,768,403 ratings
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36

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4.12 avg rating — 1,726,805 ratings
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37

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4.43 avg rating — 836 ratings
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38

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4.41 avg rating — 222,647 ratings
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39

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4.10 avg rating — 1,631,146 ratings
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40

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4.22 avg rating — 1,450,757 ratings
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41

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3.85 avg rating — 719,091 ratings
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42

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4.20 avg rating — 1,260,254 ratings
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43

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3.41 avg rating — 710,632 ratings
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44

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3.78 avg rating — 542,598 ratings
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45

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2.39 avg rating — 2,898 ratings
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46

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3.28 avg rating — 11,397 ratings
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47

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4.62 avg rating — 2,833,737 ratings
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48

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4.57 avg rating — 2,840,393 ratings
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49

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4.43 avg rating — 2,757,580 ratings
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50

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3.31 avg rating — 2,769 ratings
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51

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4.09 avg rating — 1,388,337 ratings
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52

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4.14 avg rating — 2,626,859 ratings
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53

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4.56 avg rating — 2,621,919 ratings
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54

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3.43 avg rating — 418,220 ratings
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55

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4.12 avg rating — 554,184 ratings
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56

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3.91 avg rating — 1,348,844 ratings
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57

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3.92 avg rating — 778,995 ratings
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58

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4.30 avg rating — 1,141,381 ratings
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59

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3.75 avg rating — 3,942 ratings
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60

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3.62 avg rating — 82,064 ratings
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61

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4.57 avg rating — 2,462,331 ratings
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62

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3.90 avg rating — 234,109 ratings
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63

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4.02 avg rating — 339,339 ratings
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64

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3.54 avg rating — 575,773 ratings
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65

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4.31 avg rating — 1,383,123 ratings
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66

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4.13 avg rating — 1,636,970 ratings
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67

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3.89 avg rating — 667,962 ratings
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68

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3.79 avg rating — 244,696 ratings
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69

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4.29 avg rating — 2,539,592 ratings
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70

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4.46 avg rating — 2,181,734 ratings
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71

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3.43 avg rating — 1,667 ratings
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72

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3.80 avg rating — 157,588 ratings
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75

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3.61 avg rating — 2,557 ratings
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75

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3.85 avg rating — 814,469 ratings
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77

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4.19 avg rating — 3,177,791 ratings
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78

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4.27 avg rating — 469,149 ratings
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79

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4.50 avg rating — 2,534,268 ratings
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3.93 avg rating — 600,194 ratings
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81

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3.73 avg rating — 353,771 ratings
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82

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3.82 avg rating — 370,444 ratings
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82

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3.59 avg rating — 265,340 ratings
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84

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3.33 avg rating — 2,908 ratings
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85

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3.42 avg rating — 2,421 ratings
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86

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3.69 avg rating — 291,302 ratings
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really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 949,775 ratings
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88

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4.17 avg rating — 396,449 ratings
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89

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3.99 avg rating — 605,614 ratings
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4.06 avg rating — 457,927 ratings
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91

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3.69 avg rating — 355,534 ratings
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92

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3.83 avg rating — 523,974 ratings
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93

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3.87 avg rating — 328,395 ratings
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4.23 avg rating — 460,548 ratings
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95

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3.58 avg rating — 2,431 ratings
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96

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3.91 avg rating — 442,394 ratings
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97

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3.97 avg rating — 755,523 ratings
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98

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really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 488,667 ratings
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98

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4.08 avg rating — 976,884 ratings
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4.08 avg rating — 2,349,097 ratings
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617 books · 661 voters · list created November 29th, 2008 by Jen (votes) .
Tags: overrated
13 likes · 
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Jen 944 books
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Jamie 892 books
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Bettie 15590 books
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Angela 4933 books
1 friend
Noran 13362 books
254 friends
Carrie 1494 books
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Emily 1441 books
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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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