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Old 10-14-2010, 12:25 PM   #81
 
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The Twilight Saga is painful. I have not even read Breaking Dawn. I quit.

Another set of books everyone else always seems to love, but I can't stand are How to Kill a Mockingbird and Animal Farm. Gah! Those were painful!

I have a list somewhere of other ones I don't like, but those are just some of my top dislikes :P
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I pretty much hated The Time Traveler's Wife and She's Come Undone, but the most painful book ever was Love In The Time of Cholera. His other book, 100 Years of Solitude (or something like that) looks good, but I've stayed away based LITOC.
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The Almost Moon by Alice Sebold. I have mixed feelings about it actually, but leaning more toward dislike.

Oh, I liked that one. I just finished it the other day. It's one of those books that stays with you for a while...although not in a good way. I have an elderly PITA mother whom I have had lifelong control issues with, so maybe that influences my review.
RCW: Have you read Fall On Your Knees. Parts were hard to take, but the characters were so well written and stuck with me for days after I read the book.
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The Twilight Saga is painful. I have not even read Breaking Dawn. I quit.

Another set of books everyone else always seems to love, but I can't stand are How to Kill a Mockingbird and Animal Farm. Gah! Those were painful!

I have a list somewhere of other ones I don't like, but those are just some of my top dislikes :P
You need to read the rest of the Twilight books...they are such a mess it's just ridonkulous.

I actually love TKAM and Animal Farm....Four legs good, two legs bad!!! Heehee.
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Water for Elephants & The Kite Runner. Both bored me to tears & I couldn't understand why people loved these books.
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Bitter is the New Black- Don't know why I bought it but it was irritating. The author just seemed like she went out of her way to be a b-word. I've always thought being a b-word should just come naturally.

The Golden Notebook- I went from interesting to boring to kinda interesting again to monotonous drivel. Ugh.

The Help- HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE. And it is so loved by so many... still hate it.
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Old 11-20-2010, 01:17 PM   #87
 
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Loved the Dresden Files, I was so upset how he ended the last one, nooooo don't let it end!!!!

Twilight Series was a bore, only read the first 2

J.R. Ward Black Dagger Series Hot Hot Hot

Laurell Hamilton Anita Blake series love! I have to finish them, so sue me I like gratuitous sex in my books but she is still kick a$$
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I couldn't make it through Wicked. I keep wondering if I should try again, since I know so many people who love it. It's nice to know I'm not the only one who didn't enjoy it, and maybe it's not worth a third attempt.
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I was so bored with Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult that I never even got more than 1/4 of the way through the book. And I've read some of her other works and liked them. Not so with this one.
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I couldn't make it through Wicked. I keep wondering if I should try again, since I know so many people who love it. It's nice to know I'm not the only one who didn't enjoy it, and maybe it's not worth a third attempt.
Try again

Hated it the first time I read it, and then I thought, "let's give it another chance." (Re-read it at least once a year now).
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Old 11-26-2010, 05:30 PM   #91
 
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I have to jump on the bandwagon and echo the Twilight series (well, books 1-3 since I couldn't stand to read the last one). I just don't get the appeal or why they're so darn popular for all the reasons already mentioned!
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Old 11-26-2010, 06:29 PM   #92
 
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I've got to jump on the Eat Pray Love bandwagon. Terrible.

I've tried a few Jodi Piccoult novels and found a few of them ok, but Vanishing Acts was truly painful.

I recently read Every Last One by Anna Quindlen and was less than impressed.

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LOVE this book. Its one of the few books that did NOT grab me from the get-go and I almost put it down, but was sooo glad I stuck with it.
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Old 01-02-2011, 06:30 PM   #93
 
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I Am Not Esther.

Just... no.

I'd love to say I hate Twilight. In fact I do hate it... but geez it's like candy for the brain. You can hate what it does to you but can you really hate the taste?

And The Catcher In The Rye. Don't talk to me, lol. I know it's sacrilegious to dislike this story but I don't like it and I don't have to like it. DX Some parts were funny but I wouldn't read it in my free time. I know that it's a very socially relevant and historic novel that changed the course of popular culture and blahblahblah, but frankly it's little more than a story about some hipster prep school brat who decided he knows everything about everything and ruins his life in the process.

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Guilty Pleasures (Anita Blake series #1)

oh I found it awful...
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oh I found it awful...
Oh, they get worse. Around book 10, the whole series devolves into a porn free-for-all. It's terrible.
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I love all of you who said "The Great Gatsby". I've always loathed this book and had to read three times in high school. It got worse each time. What is the point of that book, exactly?

Anything by Nicholas Sparks. Maybe it's because I'm an aspiring author, but I hate, hate, hate when authors reuse the same storyline over and over again. Changing the names doesn't mean it's a new story!!!


As far as underrated books go, I read mostly Christian fiction and my favorite books of all time are written by Liz Curtis Higgs. The first one is "Thorn In My Heart"... I reread these books about every year and *every.time* I get so emotionally involved that I bawl/laugh/throw the 2nd book across the room. Wonderful, wonderful writing.
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Guilty Pleasures (Anita Blake series #1)

oh I found it awful...
Oh, they get worse. Around book 10, the whole series devolves into a porn free-for-all. It's terrible.
Oh but that's like the best part besides the killing and all the guns!

Ok...maybe its just me...but I've been trying to read "Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" and just can't get into it. I kep trying to plug along but its just not doing it for me. Please tell me it gets better....
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^^^

I felt the same way. There was sooooooo much story set up after about 150 pages I was about to give up but IMO it was worth it. I just got sucked in.
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Anything by Nicholas Sparks. Maybe it's because I'm an aspiring author, but I hate, hate, hate when authors reuse the same storyline over and over again. Changing the names doesn't mean it's a new story!!!
Im with you on that one. I have read two of his books and found them utter drivel. I loved the film The Notebook but the book was awful. Reading it, I can't understand why they made it into a movie (only that Im very glad they did lol)
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The Celestine Prophecy.

Truly ridiculous and idiotic. Once I tried it out, I seriously questioned the wisdom of maintaining a friendship with a woman I knew who loves this book.

Also hate the Beats.
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