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message 1: by Sarah (new)

Sarah (sekaplan) | 54 comments I am finding this harder than I thought it would be. I tried to find a list of 1-star reviewed books on Goodreads, but had no luck. I also tried to figure out how to do it on Amazon, but I ending up with the 5-star ratings at the begining of the list and no way to get to the bottom unless I went page by page. Any ideas?


message 2: by Valerie (new)

Valerie | 280 comments There are some classics that hit bad reviews. When I Googled, I got a list of about ten. Lolita is one, as is The Great Gatsby. I am also asking my local librarian who is searching for me.


message 3: by Victoria (new)

Victoria (yazvayl) I found my book by searching Amazon, however I searched titles I knew I wanted to read or was looking into getting in my case I own a book title A Reliable Wife and when I looked on Amazon it has pretty bad reviews and that's the book I'll be using now.


message 4: by Valerie (new)

Valerie | 280 comments Found this today. It helped me decide on one. http://americanbookreview.org/pdf/top...


message 5: by Anne (new)

Anne (librarianguish) | 636 comments Mod
Valerie wrote: "Found this today. It helped me decide on one. http://americanbookreview.org/pdf/top..."

Thanks for sharing! This will be helpful I'm sure.


message 6: by Page (new)

Page (victriviaqueen) | 47 comments This made me laugh out loud in a few cases and, as there were a couple of titles in here I already had on my To Read list (at least out of curiosity), I will almost certainly select from this list:

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014...


message 7: by Anne (new)

Anne (librarianguish) | 636 comments Mod
Cheryl wrote: "This made me laugh out loud in a few cases and, as there were a couple of titles in here I already had on my To Read list (at least out of curiosity), I will almost certainly select from this list:..."

Oh no, I may have to read that Morrissey book now...


message 8: by Page (new)

Page (victriviaqueen) | 47 comments Yeah, if I can find it I'd like to read it too, even if it is "a potential firelighter of vanity, self-pity and logorrhoeic dullness"


message 9: by Anne (new)

Anne (librarianguish) | 636 comments Mod
Several copies immediately available from my library... so it will be easily had when I want it.

Maybe you can find a used copy for a buck - or maybe they will pay you to take it!


message 10: by Page (new)

Page (victriviaqueen) | 47 comments I'll check our library system; later. I have sooooo many books to finish right now!


message 11: by Mazi (new)

Mazi Blankenship | 1 comments https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/2...
here is a list of Buzzfeed's worst rated books, hope it helps!


message 12: by Connie (new)

Connie Miller | 37 comments These are books that have been given 1-star reviews. Some are due to ignorance, literalism, or immaturity; but some are hilarious and make me want to read them. Some of my favorites are in here, too. http://onestarbookreview.tumblr.com


message 13: by Summer (new)

Summer I'm reading Fifty Shades of Grey for that category, which most definitely has gotten plenty of bad reviews.


message 14: by Anne (new)

Anne (librarianguish) | 636 comments Mod
I read a book that was disappointing, and sure enough it had bad reviews. Voila!

Seveneves, by Neal Stephenson. Sigh.


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