Books So Bad I Couldn't Finish...

These are the books that I couldn't muddle through, even though I wanted to. I tried very hard to finish them but I finally gave up.
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484 books · 580 voters · list created January 2nd, 2010 by Amy (votes) .
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message 1: by Kaytlin (new)

Kaytlin some books should never get made but everyone likes differnt stuff so we really cant judge the book like i realy dont like some non fiction i like mysteries and realistic fiction


message 2: by Jessica (new)

Jessica Unfortunately, a few books on here are classic literature. Maybe that says something about where the future of literature is headed.


message 4: by Linda (new)

Linda I'd like to add this one to the list!


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads The form to add books to the list is over at the right-hand side of the page.


message 6: by Caitlin (new)

Caitlin Briann okay how is 'Twilight' and 'Breaking Dawn' so bad that you couldnt finish it?????/


Mike (the Paladin) These lists all end up the same in some ways as there are books on here I like and we all dislike different books.


message 8: by Hayes (new)

Hayes Caitlin wrote: "okay how is 'Twilight' and 'Breaking Dawn' so bad that you couldnt finish it?????/"

For me they were so bad I didn't even start them! (kidding!! just not my thing, really, so I won't even bother.)


message 9: by Cass - (new)

Cass -  Words on Paper I think I got halfway through "Twilight" and felt (IMO) that not much had REALLY happened. It just wasn't my thing. Also, I'm not into the whole vampire phase/fad that everyone seems to be into, so I knew what I was getting into. I tried, it didn't work for me.

People have different tastes.


message 10: by Breigh (new)

Breigh I think if you'll check out the best and worst lists, you'll find quite a few identical names. Coincidence?
Also, a lot of these books I've either read, or heard they were good... Perchance expectations ruined it? These don't really reflect the WORST books, but the worst POPULAR books.


message 11: by Mike (the Paladin) (last edited Jun 28, 2010 08:06AM) (new)

Mike (the Paladin) Hi Snickers, I don't know...I used to be almost obsessive about finishing books once I'd started them. I suspect some of it may be a function of age. As I got older I realized my "reading time" was limited and became more willing to throw a book across the room after a certain point (and I can name several books and even one series I finished that I wish I had "flung").

Oh well...I wish for you mostly good books that don't "trap you". :)


message 12: by Daylighter (new)

Daylighter Caitlin wrote: "okay how is 'Twilight' and 'Breaking Dawn' so bad that you couldnt finish it?????/"

i can understand why someone might not be able to finish Breaking Dawn! the book was so bad i wanted to throw it against a wall when i finished reading it.


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads There's a Wallbangers list!


message 14: by Baneen (new)

Baneen Daylighter wrote: "Caitlin wrote: "okay how is 'Twilight' and 'Breaking Dawn' so bad that you couldnt finish it?????/"

i can understand why someone might not be able to finish Breaking Dawn! the book was so bad i wa..."


Why the hell is Jane Eyre and Breaking Dawn on this list? The Host suits it
No.....it wasn't. If so then you have a pathetic taste in books. Twilight was actually very good.


message 15: by Basma (new)

Basma Kaid Some of the books on here are great like 3 of them....but everybody has different taste.........


message 16: by Diana (new)

Diana I like list like this one because it shows everyone's opinion on books; like I rated 2 books on the list 5 stars but I totally understand why others might not have liked them.
And I forced myself to finish most books just because I already wasted my time on the beginning I figured I might as well finish; and a few I might have been close to tears they were so bad.


message 17: by Sarah (new)

Sarah M Ummm Jane Eyre, seriously? Can't even believe it made this list.


message 18: by TheWellReadLady (new)

TheWellReadLady Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights, Dune, The Lord of the Flies, The Book Thief? What??!! Er, The Diary of Anne Frank? - are you kidding me, it's a diary for crying out loud and most definitely shouldn't be on this list.
I voted for 'Wicked' and 'The Almost Moon'.


message 19: by Carolyn (last edited Nov 17, 2011 04:03PM) (new)

Carolyn Squarekitty wrote: "Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights, Dune, The Lord of the Flies, The Book Thief? What??!! Er, The Diary of Anne Frank? - are you kidding me, it's a diary for crying out loud and most definitely shouldn't..."

Maybe they couldn't finish The Diary of a young girl because it was too much for them to handle? It is a very sad book.


message 20: by Anna (new)

Anna Okay Vampire Academy should NOT be on here!


message 21: by Carolyn (new)

Carolyn Wow, I couldn't believe people could actually NOT like Memoirs of a Geisha. It's the BEST historical fiction novel ever written in my opinion. People were writing Arthur Golden and asking him is Sayuri was a real girl it was so well done!


message 22: by Kristie (new)

Kristie Seeing that Diary of A Wimpy Kid is on this list is just dumb. It's a kids series for goodness sakes.


message 23: by Oskar (new)

Oskar Le What is the point of this list anyway? "Hurr durr i want to read but cant because of these books?"


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