A List for Those Who Want to Run Screaming at the Mention of Sparkly Vampires, Fifty Shades of Abusive Relationships, or Other Assorted Mass Marketed Crap

I was reading through the recommendation requests..and if I had a dollar for everytime Twilight or Fifty Shades was mentioned, I'd be wealthy. Repulsed, but wealthy. This list is for GOOD books that don't make one worry about the future of lit. That don't make 40 year old women act like prepubescent morons. That are actually..wait for it..well written. No glittery vampires, no fairies, no quasi-BDSM...basically NO to anything in which the cover looks like a cross between cheesy horror and seventeen magazine.
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Tags: classics, vampire
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message 1: by Aliyah (new)

Aliyah Finally, a list of substance haha


Pamela (slytherpuff) Excellent list!


message 3: by Ana (new)

Ana Ruiz I dare say that The Girl with the Dragon Tatoo is marketed crap.


message 4: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth Ana wrote: "I dare say that The Girl with the Dragon Tatoo is marketed crap."

Marketed? Yes. Crap? That's arguable. I don't think that everything that is marketed is crap, just some of it. In my opinion, it's actually a pretty damn good mystery. But, that is just my opinion.


message 5: by Ana (new)

Ana Ruiz You've got a very good point! The word "crap" depends on the reader. I still question the fact that it's third on the list, but whatever.


message 6: by Barb (new)

Barb Sterry Who cares what is on a "list" the real question is whether you like it or not.


Pamela (slytherpuff) Barb wrote: "Who cares what is on a "list" the real question is whether you like it or not."

Lists are just for fun. And for finding new book recs. I don't think anyone really takes this personally. At least, I hope not...


message 8: by Samantha (new)

Samantha Great list! Though I question the inclusion of anything by Nicholas Sparks on a list with this title ;-)


message 9: by Kaethe (new)

Kaethe My daughter made me watch some of Twilight last night, for mocking purposes. Sweet fancy Moses, that is a craptacular film. The dialogue is appalling.


message 10: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth Kaethe wrote: "My daughter made me watch some of Twilight last night, for mocking purposes. Sweet fancy Moses, that is a craptacular film. The dialogue is appalling."

Bwahahhaaa!! Craptacular is now my word of the day. Yes, I am easily amused, but it keeps me sane.


message 11: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth Samantha wrote: "Great list! Though I question the inclusion of anything by Nicholas Sparks on a list with this title ;-)"

I know a lot of people love his books, and more power to them..but there are just as many who absolutely abhor them.


message 12: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth Pamela (slytherpuff) wrote: "Barb wrote: "Who cares what is on a "list" the real question is whether you like it or not."

Lists are just for fun. And for finding new book recs. I don't think anyone really takes this persona..."


Nah, I don't take it personally...I'm too stubborn and opinionated to do that. :)


message 13: by Beem (new)

Beem Weeks Great list. Many classics here. Some I've not even heard of before. I'll have to check them out. Yeah, can the silly Vampire Shades of Lame.


message 14: by Samantha (new)

Samantha Elizabeth wrote: I know a lot of people love his books, and more power to them..but there ..."

I've read a few of his. I'm not even saying that they are horrible, just that they probably fall into the category of mass marketed . . . um, fluff.


Pamela (slytherpuff) Jeremy wrote: "Although, there are quite a few 'Abusive Relationships' going on in the stories listed, and often with a rather varied degree of shade about them..."

Yes, but they aren't marketed as erotica.


message 16: by Kaethe (new)

Kaethe What's funny is, I bet every one of us can spot at least one book, possibly more, that we really didn't like and that we think doesn't belong here.


message 17: by Mariellen (new)

Mariellen At last a list that is made up of authors who, for the most part, can write!


message 18: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth Jeremy wrote: "Although, there are quite a few 'Abusive Relationships' going on in the stories listed, and often with a rather varied degree of shade about them..."

Amen, Pamela, amen.


message 19: by Terry (new)

Terry Kaethe wrote: "My daughter made me watch some of Twilight last night, for mocking purposes. Sweet fancy Moses, that is a craptacular film. The dialogue is appalling."

Love,love,love this response!


message 20: by sohrella (new)

sohrella Gotta love this listopia. Thank you whoever created this.


message 21: by Mimmu (new)

Mimmu Thank you so much for creating this! :))


message 22: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth Abby (Tigress) wrote: "Gotta love this listopia. Thank you whoever created this."

Thank you! Always nice to get good feedback.


message 23: by Loveliest Evaris (last edited Sep 21, 2013 07:54PM) (new)

Loveliest Evaris If I had a dollar every time To Kill a Mockingbird was #1 on a list of good fiction, I'd be a fucking millionaire. Satisfied AND wealthy. :3


message 24: by Llyrianna (new)

Llyrianna Oh, I couldn't scroll past the name of this list. Fantastic, thank you for this! I hate how many stupid books without any interesting idea whatsoever are released and read these days. The worst part being "Fallen", "Thirsty", "Marked", or "Shadow Kiss", "Midnight Kiss", "Crimson Kiss" which I totally found on Google, know exactly what are they about from the title and know I will rather die than read it.


message 25: by Denise (new)

Denise Ferrary-Olson Nancy Mitford is the anti-craptacular, and soooo funny as well.


message 26: by Tracy (new)

Tracy Thank you so much for this! I've been looking for a list of non-cheesy, predictable, gratuitous literature, but I didn't know the search terms to use. :D


message 27: by Ressha (new)

Ressha So instead people are going to post their high school recommended reading lists? The lack of creativity in the titles here say a lot about the people who have voted and how much they care about exploring literature.


message 28: by Megan (new)

Megan Nicholas Sparks should not be on here! :-/


message 29: by Ankita (new)

Ankita Mukherjee I love you for this!


message 30: by Richp (new)

Richp There is some good stuff on this list but a lot of junk too. Some of that is in the categories specifically cited.


message 31: by The Dude (new)

The Dude Haha epic win XD
We're such nerds lole XD


message 32: by Oxalis (new)

Oxalis Thanks for the lovely title! ;D


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