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April 6, 2021

top ten books i’d gladly throw in the ocean
posted by soe 1:30 am

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday list from That Artsy Reader Girl invites us to share books that frustrated us in one way or another. I rarely carry on reading books I hate, so there are plenty of books I’ve let go over the years, but this particular prompt suggests antipathy to me, which means I have to truly resent a book in one way or another, and that means I actually thought it worth carrying on until the end for one reason or another. Here are the nine one-star reads I have recorded on Goodreads, which amounts to “I finished it, but wish I hadn’t”:

  1. Fat Vampire, by Adam Rex
  2. The Elegance of the Hedgehog, by Muriel Barbery
  3. A Walk to Remember, by Nicholas Sparks
  4. The Old Man and the Sea, by Ernest Hemingway
  5. The Pearl, by John Steinbeck
  6. Flowers for Algernon, by Daniel Keyes
  7. Summer People, by Marge Piercy
  8. Needled to Death, by Maggie Sefton
  9. Deck the Halls by Mary Higgins Clark & Carol Higgins Clark

How about you? Do you have any books you want to chuck in the ocean?

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