Most Over Hyped and Annoying Books Ever

The most hyped, disappointing books that make you want to stop reading
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387 books · 608 voters · list created October 22nd, 2009 by deleted user.
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Jennifer 22 books
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Beko 1248 books
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message 1: by Bettie (new)

Bettie Hahaha - where to start! And then, where to stop?!


message 2: by Reese (new)

Reese Ordinarily, an invitation to vote on or add to the books on a list results in my voting for at least several books. Not this time. I'm amazed by the number of voters that this list has attracted. If readers were limited to choosing between reading annoying books and not reading, then I could understand the decision to read books that are irritating. But with "so many books, so little time," why do people continue to read books that annoy them?

I didn't make myself get through THE LORD OF THE RINGS, but I'm casting a vote for it simply because I can recall the discomfort of not liking Tolkien's characters and stories when my friends loved Tolkien's books almost as much as they loved their Bibles. If I were a twenty-first-century adolescent, I'm sure that I'd be silently eating my lunch while friends excitedly discussed Harry Potter books.


message 3: by Marc (new)

Marc Potter isn't as bad as Twilight, but they're both pretty mediocre.


message 4: by Lori (new)

Lori Anything with the name Stephenie Meyer!


Erin *Proud Book Hoarder* I can't believe I haven't read any of these books. I'm ashamed of myself.


message 6: by Sandi (new)

Sandi Nick wrote: "Where's THE LOVELY BONES??? (GREAT ending preceeded by NOTHING.)"

I liked it, but you can always add it to the list.

I didn't vote for very many. I only voted for books I've read or attempted to read.


message 7: by Donna (new)

Donna Where's Palin's book?


message 8: by Reese (new)

Reese Donna wrote: "Where's Palin's book?"

Thank you, Donna. I often forget the obvious choices.
I'll gladly add Palin's book to this list.


message 9: by Marc (last edited Dec 18, 2009 09:54AM) (new)

Marc Sandi wrote: "I didn't vote for very many. I only voted for books I've read or attempted to read.

I voted for anything that was overhyped and annoying. I usually don't read them, just on general principles.



message 10: by Adam (new)

Adam This list is a bit of a paradox. The more hyped up a book is, the more people are going to read it, and thus the more people are going to dislike it and conclude that it's overhyped.


message 11: by Marc (new)

Marc Hype is a relation between the quality of the story and the marketing effort/buzz/advertising it gets. Nothing paraoxical in the idea that a lot of stuff that's popular is also overhyped.


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Yes, a lot of the stuff that is sold to you as the best thing since sliced bread ... isn't.


message 13: by Cait (new)

Cait The twilight saga are the most annoying books out of all of these books! I mean twilight is everywhere and its not even that good of a book.


message 14: by Kirby (new)

Kirby I can't believe that all of the Twilight books are on this list...I consider myself a pretty good judge of books, having read so many, and this series goes on my list of the BEST books ever. I don't understand how I can be on the outs with so many other readers, I didn't think my judgment was so poor...it makes me wonder if all of these people have actually read the series, or if they're judging them based on the movies...


message 15: by Issy (new)

Issy Marc wrote: "Potter isn't as bad as Twilight, but they're both pretty mediocre."

So what do you read? Old fashioned 'Pride and Prejudice'? Do you recite Shakespeare in your sleep? Harry Potter is fantastic modern literature. Twilight is uncomparable.


message 16: by Marc (new)

Marc I read Tolkien, Lois McMaster Bujold, Dave Duncan, Lawrence Watt-Evans, Tanya Huff, Nina Kiriki Hoffman, Patricia McKillip, and recently discovered Catherine Jinks' Evil Genius, a story about a young boy going to a school to learn to use and harness his incredible powers. Only he's an evil genius, and the school is the Axis Academy of World Domination. I also write my own fantasy novels.


message 17: by Teresa (new)

Teresa Agree with Isabelle :)


message 18: by Hannah (new)

Hannah This list is great!
Everywhere I go, all I here about are these (mostly) stupid books.

Twilight, for a shinning example. I've never even read the thing, but I know every intimate detail due to nothing but the annoying chatter of my fellow young teenage girls. Even when it's explained in the most positive light, I think the plot is just unintelligible.

Now, I admit, I actually liked some of the books on here. However, none of them were as amazing as the public liked to convey. But, we all have our opinions.


message 19: by Nina Ivashkov/Ozera/Wayland (last edited Sep 23, 2010 09:42PM) (new)

Nina Ivashkov/Ozera/Wayland doesn't anyone find the hunger games SOOOOO annoying~~~!!!!!! i say this because they are constantly said they are the best books ever, yet if u have read many many books you will see that they are great books but not something i would put on my best books ever list, if u know what im saying.


message 20: by Nina Ivashkov/Ozera/Wayland (last edited Sep 23, 2010 09:41PM) (new)

Nina Ivashkov/Ozera/Wayland Kirby wrote: "I can't believe that all of the Twilight books are on this list...I consider myself a pretty good judge of books, having read so many, and this series goes on my list of the BEST books ever. I don..."

i couldn't even finsih the first book. its very boring for me personally.
i as well have read many books. have you read vampire academy?? they are brilliant, everybody says they are heaps better than twighlight, try them.


message 21: by Jillian (new)

Jillian Kirby wrote: "I can't believe that all of the Twilight books are on this list...I consider myself a pretty good judge of books, having read so many, and this series goes on my list of the BEST books ever. I don..."

I've read every one of them, which I'm honestly quite sorry to admit because each one was an absolute disaster. The plots are incoherent, the characters are flat and uninteresting, the gender politics are atrocious, and the writing is close to catastrophic. The story behind the books is compelling, which is the only thing that kept me turning the pages (that and my vampire obsession), but they certainly belong right where they are at the top of this list.


message 22: by Paola (last edited Jul 06, 2011 03:43PM) (new)

Paola Colmenares I agree with Izabela and Jillian.


message 23: by Akshi (new)

Akshi Personally, barring the Stephenie Meyer collection, of course, I think this List has been made for people who don't understand the books.


message 24: by Dan (new)

Dan HA....I love how Twilight is at the top of this list!


♥︎♥︎Sofia♥︎♥︎ Hi
New to the Goodread site and I stumbled upon this list. I have to ask what is overhyped and annoying about Romeo and Juliet and is it normal in any kind of voting system for a entry to be in more than once ie To Kill a Mockingbird (though again, God only knows what that is doing on this list?)....I think that might be called "rigging" the ballot....


message 26: by Yannis (new)

Yannis I agree that most of the books here are over hyped and annoying but hey "A catcher in the rye"...over hyped?I don't disagree because it's a classic(there are other classic books here),nor because I liked it(I liked several books from the list) but because the writer avoided any form of publicity.Not only did he hide but also in several countries he insisted the cover should be a blank grey page with just the title on it.
You may dislike it and say it's overrated-it's just your opinion,man- but definitely not over hyped.


message 27: by Esoldra (new)

Esoldra I cannot believe how many of literature's cornerstones are in this list and not even a mention of the Millennium Trilogy?


message 28: by Kirby (new)

Kirby Esoldra wrote: "I cannot believe how many of literature's cornerstones are in this list and not even a mention of the Millennium Trilogy?"

you're right- I didn't think to add them! suppose I will now...


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