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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494 books · 583 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.


Linda (Miday) Smik 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 Lizzie (new)

Lizzie Linda wrote: "The Lost Symbol"

HA. I wish I'd had the guts to actually abandon this before I spontaneously combusted from fury.

It's kind of hard for me to vote on this list, as I tend to not abandon books, even if I hate them - or, unless they're books I was forced to read for school.

I think a good motivation for me to finish is the prospect of tearing said book to pieces via review. That's always fun.


message 12: 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 13: 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 15: 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 16: by Basma (new)

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


message 17: 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 18: by Sarah (new)

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


message 19: 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 20: 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 21: by Anna (new)

Anna Okay Vampire Academy should NOT be on here!


message 22: 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 23: 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 24: 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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