What book did you passionately hate/dislike after reading? ?????What book did you passionately hate/dislike after reading?????? Paula #review
I’ve never finished a book I’ve really disliked
Aunt effe and the island sank.
Travels on a donkey, can’t recall authors name. 17th century book.
Wolff Hall by Hillary Mantel. Liked her others but not that one at all.
The flight attendant-Chris bohjalian. (Sp?)
American Gods by Neil Gainman.
The Handmaid’s Tale.
Gods that was awful.
I couldn’t stand it either!
I love dry dystopian literature, PKD is notorious for that style, but Atwood was just… Next level. I could not have cared less about anything happening in that book.
What was bad about it
Mainly it’s what I listed in my comment above yours.
Just flat and mindnumbingly boring.
Oh boy. I really liked the giver and the hunger games so I’ve wanted to get more into older dystopian
Ah I see
The Giver is excellent.
There’s wayyyyyyyy better older dystopian lit out there than Atwood’s mess.
Don’t give up.
13 Reasons Why
I won’t read or watch it. Too much trigger.
Those ones by William Shatner. They were horrible
Red Rising by Pierce Brown
Into the Woods – Tana French, The Alchemist – Paolo Coelho, Gone Girl – Gillian Flynn. The Shack.
I hated The Shack too!
@Cindy – me too
Whitefern by VC Andrews. It was a sequel to My Sweet Audrina and it was just awful.
Lady Chatterley’s Lover – how did he make it so boring?!
( Loved the Musical ?)
Same here – disliked the book, but love the musical.
Yep me too!
Me as well. I thought the book was just…weird
I am legend! It’s one of the only times I’ve preferred the film and that wasn’t great either! ??
The black jewels trilogy. The story fell flat and I now loathe the word snarl because that woman cannot for the life of her use another descriptor
Girl on a train, woman in the window.
Girl on a train was so predictable
I binned Girl on the Train not even halfway through.
I actually thought the movie was better ?
I liked Girl on the Train but only because the book is set along the railway that runs behind my house! Hated the film
The Time Travellers Wife. Didn’t hate it just meh.
Baby Teeth by Zoe Stage
I liked it and found it to be true. I went to High School in Tennessee.
I don’t feel any culture has no redeeming qualiy,inthis case ,music,natural medicines,folk stories,avery rich heritage and the Author Lazarusr turned out pretty popular too lol
Wild by Cheryl “Strayed”
I cheated and only watched the movie. It was average.
In the book, I felt she glorified all of her bad choices…
Beautiful You by Chuck Palahniuk…haven’t really tried anything else by him, but I am just not thinking he is an author for me
Yeah, Chuck is a difficult author. I read Fight Club, it was trying at times.
Anything by Rita Mae Brown. Sorry.
The Shack !
Me too. I hated it.
It was given to me – maybe I’ll give it to someone else!
Red queen, six of crows and City of bones
Prozac Nation, I couldn’t finish it. The author’s writing was so iritating.
There have been a couple but, for me, The Shadow of the Wind stands out. Just wasn’t for me.
I didn’t like shadow of the wind at all but Angels Game was really good..go figure
One day I might give Shadow of the Wind another go. I read it a long time ago, and my big issue with it at the time was that I found it misogynistic. Not sure I’d feel differently about it now, but it might be worth trying it again. We’ll see. There are so many other books to read!
The Shack. I tried twice, but just couldn’t read it!
Saw the film a bit and just couldn’t watch it
The Secret. Didn’t finish it
Rich and Pretty by Rumaan Alam
Unlike others: Shadow of the wind
Yeah, I didn’t like that one either.
of mice and men
A women in the window ugh!
My worst lately as well- it was inconsistent and didn’t feel like Coehlo
each and everyone of the harry potter books!
You read them all and hated them all? If you hated them, why would you continue reading after the first two? Feed the fire? I’m just curious.
Memory Keeper’s Daughter
All the Ugly and Wonderful Things by Bryn Greenwood. I HATED it with a passion. I don’t find child molestation in any way romantic. I should have read the reviews before I started it.
Agree. The Kindness of Strangers by Katrina Kittle will haunt me forever. They don’t give you an adequate heads up to the evil IMO
The Great Gatsby by Fitzgerald. Had to read it for a literature class in college, and despised every single character.
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children – yuk!?
i read the graphic novel version and i really hate it!!!
@Tram-anh I can only imagine…although I’d rather not!
I didn’t love it either, and I thought I would.
Oh I liked it. It was so weird. Those that came after, not so much
Shelley Wildgrube it was weird alright!!
I have the series ? I read the 1st one as they were a gift and haven’t read any further. I didn’t think much of the film either ?
Angela’s ashes because I so hated the dad I just get so upset thinking about the book.
That’s my sister’s favorite book. I tried twice to read it. Made me so sad and mad, I couldn’t read it. I feel just like you. Grrrrr
I hated Candide by Voltaire
Bridget Jones Diary. I wanted to reach into the pages and slap that stupid cow.
None, they all have merit
A professors Rage (true crime). Way way way too much empty filler. Also Sleep My Darlings (true crime). Same issue…literally 1/3 of the book was empty filler plus the book ends a couple of months BEFORE the mother goes on trial for the double murder of her children. They’re my pet hates
Beloved. It ruined a lot of things for me. …..a lot.
The Perks of Being a Wallflower. 🙁 The only reason I kept reading it is just so I could say that I actually read it.
I wasn’t a fan of this one either. I don’t think it was written with me in mind, which is fine. I just wasn’t the right audience.
I only picked it up to read because of all the hype it had. 🙁
The Sun Also Rises remains the only book I hate.
The Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
Bleak House – required reading in a college class.
The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger?
Tornadoes, Rattlesnakes and Oil
My own stuff.. I’m a broken record with talking about my feelings on death of a salesman.. also chuck palahniuks work maybe starting with pygmy felt like a betrayal as it was a bit more difficult to find the rich meaning through the profane satire. Also, I’ve heard that his work Rant was a telling of a short story not of his authorship. Fight club, choke, survivor, invisible monsters had a bit more meat on the bones; even haunted.. but yea, starting with pygmy he started to lose my interest.. looking back I wonder even if my interest in him wasn’t just a reflection on where I was back then.
I am one of the few who wasn’t in love with A Man Called Ove. It was hard to finish. ?♀️
I didn’t finish it
I didn’t finish it. Didn’t care for it.
I keep forgetting that I ever actually tried to read this book, that’s how.little of an impression it left ? so many loved it though!
My sister’s keeper
The Secret of Hanging Rock. When Joan Lindsay had Picnic at Hanging Rock published in 1967, her editor convinced her to leave out the last chapter, it would forever be a mystery what happened to the girls who went missing. She left permission in her will for the last chapter to be released. It was published in 1987. I read Picnic, then secret straight after (it was only about 30 pages). I was so disappointed in it, could see why the editor didn’t want it published. Would rather it had been left a mystery, the last chapter was very weird and for me, spoiled the whole book.
Not a big fan of philosophy so not sure why I attempted it but Atlas Shrugged. I know lots of people like it though. I couldn’t make head or tails out of it.
Ew. Ayn Rand.
Silas Marner. Ugh
Dune Messiah. I had to get through it so I didn’t miss crucial parts but it was drier than Arrakis lol
Not enough melange? lol
Like or dislike, if you don’t mind my asking?
Jackie Pilling, I had worked for a small company where the environment made it conducive to listen to audio books while we worked. A co-worker and I made a deal, I had gushed so much about The Harry Potter series and she loved Twilight. If I listened to the Twilight series, she’d listen to the Harry Potter series.
It was like eating a weird box of snacks. You’re often not sure if you like it or not and somethings you bite into something that makes you cringe. She and my daughter both loved Twilight. Now I am a horror fan and my friends and I are the geeks who know all the theoretical “facts” about the various monsters, so the mere mention of the book/movie Twilight gives them a tic and prompts endless rants on how ridiculous the whole concept is.
I understood how someone not as familiar with the horror genre, might find the romance appealing. I found myself enjoying it in the way a parent might enjoy a concert that they’re chaperoning. They may bob their head along with the music and think, I can see why the kids like this, but they themselves would never run out to secure a CD for themselves nor download any of the songs.
What really got me, was the best part of the entire series, a rather impressive & decently written fight… never actually happened. Alice was just showing the other leader what would happen “if” they fought. (((jaw drops))).
That and Jacob (so much for team Jacob) is in love and destined to be with Bella’s child…. wait, what?!?
Life’s too short. If I’m going to dislike a book that much at the end, I’m going to quit before I finish.
i havent actually read a book i disliked this much
Rebecca. Gone Girl and Wuthering heights
rebecca is one of my favorite books – but then I loved the movie
“A Confederacy of Dunces”. Really disliked it.
i keep trying to read it…cant get into it…..
Gone Girl -dislike
Agreed! I couldn’t even finish it or Girl on a Train either’
The Catcher in the Rye. I started out liking it, then couldn’t really see the point Salinger was trying to make and couldn’t wait for it to be over.
The handmaid’s tale.
The Magicians. I hated it so so much
We Need to Talk about Kevin
Saving Noah ?
The Lying Game
House of Leaves
i really liked that one it- took me awhile though
“I am Charlotte Simmons” by Tom Wolf
The road less travelled.
Silas Marner, of Mice and men
i was super looking forward The Picture of Dorian Gray but it just didn’t do it for me…was an awful expierence! ?