Is there any book that you wish you could un-read and never have heard of it?Is there any book that you wish you could un-read and never have heard of it? Isabel #questionnaire
Harry Potter, because then I could find it for the first time and fall under it’s magical spell all over again. 😉
So true ?
The Great Gatsby…horrible characters.
The sword of truth series
Catcher in the Rye. My most disliked book ever.
@Mary I’m reading that one right now, and I love it! ?
There was just something about it that irritated me lol
Also hated it ?
@Mary Oh i love it ?
I didn’t love it in school but it was ok.
I used to love it, but the last time I read it, I didn’t like it at all.
The Princess Saves Herself In This One
Naked Lunch by William S. Burroughs
Total waste of a sunny weekend
I can’t even FINISH this book. Haven’t gotten to the good part yet! But I damn sure know about what every damn character is wearing and where it was bought from — to include the protagonist. Every. Other. Paragraph.
Prayer for owen meany
Fifty Shades of Grey. The pharmaceutical sales reps raved about it. Last time I took the recommendation of anything popular.
In Cold Blood.
@Ann lol I loved that book
@Erika not me! I read it when I was maybe 16. We lived pretty isolated out in the woods. Needless to say I had many sleepless nights over it.
@Ann I had to read it for school and then at the end of the year we got to pick out one of the books we liked best as a class and the teacher would bring in the movie. I was the only one that voted for that book. Lol needless to say I’ve watched the movie!
We have always lived at the castle time spent reading it is time I will never get back thank goodness it wasn’t a longer book.
If I have that much of a disdain for a book, I won’t finish it.
The Wrath And The Dawn ?☹️
The Wild by K Webster
I nearly died when I had to read Treasure Island and Moby Dick in school. So dry and boring!
Eleven Minutes by Paulo Coelho
Eat pray love the twilight series and 50 shades of gray
fates and furies.
I just wish I could get that week back like, ugh
@Kai one of my least favorite books too
@Brandy glad I’m not alone! it was so hyped & I was so disappointed!
@Kai me too. I thought it was absolutely terrible! I couldn’t stand either of the main characters.
omg they were awful. I know that was part of the point of them, but come on. theres only so much unlikeable-ness I can take. the priviledge & awful relationship between them just…….ugh no thank you!
Omg right? It was so stagnant!
Eat pray love
@Sumaiya Me too!
Don’t understand what all the hype was all about
same! How did that book ever get to be a best seller?
Baby Teeth.. ?
House of Sand and Fog
@Pamela Worst ending Ever
So bad it was almost good
And the movie followed the book exactly
Gods, I hated all the characters! I wanted to hit every one of them upside the head with a 2×4 to knock some sense into them.
The Twilight series.
So agree. I only read the first book.
The first was the best but I like all of them.
A Separate Peace
Just curious what about House of Sand and Fog did you not like? I have had that on my tbr for a while but never finished it.
@Jessica I could not put it down but…
I liked it.
The characters. I hated every single one of them.
I know I’m going to get a lot of comments but….Gone Girl….Don’t get me wrong, it was a great read….right up until the end….but the viciousness and desperation that I became aware of at the end….left me breathless and haunted….I could have missed the great read part in order to not now believe someone like that actually might exist….?
@Janie and somehow that didn’t bother me (that people like this exist)…seems there are many worse than these…I just thought it was a good read…
@Janie Thanks for sharing, I am super sensitive so it sounds like this would not be a good fit for me!
Don’t go see the movie
@Tori You’re welcome…I am just one voice…
Haunted by Chuck Palahniuk. It does indeed haunt me.
@Kay I almost bought this book yesterday!!! Put it down and picked up A Tree Grows in Brooklyn Instead
@Brandy, a good choice!
Nostromo by Joseph Conrad. And Gone With The Wind. I didn’t read the book but the film is over 3 hours of my life that I’ll never get back!!! ??
50shades of grey
LOVELY BONES (edited correction from my posting: Lonely Bones!)
@Carol If you mean Lovely Bones…It was my other consideration because of the tragedy…I debated before I posted…but I went for the breath,Essenes I can still reimagine after Gone Girl…..because I remembered some humor/ Hope in the other….but they were the two books that came to mind…?
@Janie yes, LOVELY! Thought it was the scariest..& manipulative. Just made me angry & I couldn’t even think of anyone I’d give the book to…
@Carol I have NEVER recommended it….that’s for sure….this dialogue has made me reconsider my next choices for our challenge…there are a couple that I reference frequently that I hadn’t considered for some reason….
The creepiest book. Just awful.
50 shades of Gray. I’ve never disliked a book more.
so bad ..
@Stefanie so disappointing after all the press…boring! Couldn’t get thru it!
50 shades of grey
@Angel interesting…I thought this was good.
I think it was too long to feel like a moment in someone’s life and I hate that level of unnecessary tragedy. Life is gritty enough
@Angel thanks for your perspective..
Reckless by S. C. Stephens. It’s filled with terrible characters and toxic masculinity
Truth? The bible
@Sandra I liked Robert Crumb’s graphic novel treatment of The Book of Genesis (2009) – it’s amazing to see all the inconsistencies in visual form
They are all learning experiences !!☺
Why finish a book you have so much dislike for ?
Then no regrets……you can’t regret and unread something you didn’t finish….makes sense to me..?
Cathy Erskine Becker sometimes you hope that probably the last few pages will make the book worth the time, sometimes is just pure masochism ? like being trapped in the crashing course of a comet and don’t bother to do anything to stop it ?
i have read a book that I didn’t like up until the end and then once it was finished thought it was amazing lol
I was an English major. Some of them I had to finish so that I could write papers on them and answer questions on the exams.
Songs of the Humpback Whale by Jodi Picoult. The only person who ended up with what he wanted was the one person who didn’t deserve it. Everyone else was left devistated. That book haunts me to this day because, as a reader, I feel cheated and deceived by the author. That was the last JP book I read.
@Carolyn I won’t read any of her books; find her to be emotionally manipulative…
She is one of my all time favorite authors. I love that she makes me confront my bias, my prejudices and to decide what I actually believe while still respecting another’s divergent opinion. I got to meet her at a book discussion and signing last year to celebrate my birthday and I felt like I was meeting an old friend. She is so genuinely sweet and I love the amount of research she does to write her books and that her stories are based on the stories and lives of actual people yet told from a fictional perspective that is really real at least her books have been that for me especially small great things. i think every person in society needs to read that book.
The last book I read by her was Nineteen Minutes. I can’t say why exactly but I didn’t like it and I haven’t read any of her books since.
Connecting Dots by Sharron Jennings. I couldn’t even finish it, it’s a story about a little girl who experiences sexual abuse at her foster home. It was disgusting and made me feel sick for days after I put it down.
Twilight, always twilight
No there is not a book i wish i could unread. The only book I can say was so real in it’s portrayal of evil that i could not wait to finish it and return it to the library because it scared and disturbed me was by James Patterson’s Kiss the Girl. As someone that works in the field of psychiatry, I am always intrigued with psychological thrillers and i had watched the movie, like a gazillion times and decided to read the book. like i said scary so i think i will stick with the movie(smile)
Go Set a Watchman and The Cursed Child
@Jennifer Go Set a Watchman was a huge disappointment! No editing and Atticus Finch is NOT racist
I Am Pilgrim
No, I don’t think so. I do often give up though so I don’t waste time!!
nope, I learned a lot from all the books, even the ones I hate.
The Lord Of The Flies.
Lord of the Rings
What We Don’t Know About Children. I finished the book just to see how it ended and then threw it in the fireplace. Literally. I burned that thing up.
@Amber omg why.. what is it about?
LOL I had thought about doing that for 50 shade but I do have a fireplace.
@Amber Ugggg I just read the summary and will be adding even that to the list of things I wish I’d never read ???
The son of Monte Cristo by Alexandre dumas. If you have never heard of it…there is a reason…it was the bad sequel before people knew of such a thing. Just stop after you’ve read the count of Monte cristo. You’ll thank me for it.
@Heather I loved the count of monte Christo but have never heard of the sequel. I don’t think I will seek it out now
@Renee I found it in the library at my university when I was studying english literature. I have never seen it anywhere else. It is likely mercifully out of print.
50 Shades of Grey
Who knew what a fun….and useful posting this would be…well I guess @Isabel…Thank you!
@Janie I found it quite helpful ?
I typically don’t finish books I am not enjoying. But…I loved Edgar Sawtelle until the ending. The ending was so bad and unnecessary that I threw the book.
@Amy That was me with Gone Girl…what a great read…but I was left breathless and bereaved…could have lived without….so many wonderful books…
Marabou stork nightmares. I wish I’d never read that book. The images it put in my head have never gone away. In like 25 years.
Another one: Omnivore’s Dilemma. Now I can’t eat anything without thinking of how it was grown or prepared. Ignorance is bliss!
I have that. Maybe I had better donate it.
Lord of the flies
@Tammi not easy reading…but I thought this was a valuable book.
I know what you mean. We read it in school…
@Hal I did too, I hate it and I think that started my aversion to “you have to read this book”
@Tammi it is a strong experience for a young person. Hits close to home so to speak. Hard especially if you do not wish to read it…
50 Shades of Grey
Brave by Rose McGowan and I only read half of it.
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
The Peculiar Children or what ever it was called. It went on and on and said nothing.
Emma, silly, useless conversations