Hello,Story of my life, I just got the email and think it is too late to participate in the reviews, but here are some of the books avid readers contributed:
I write about books for the Wall Street Journal and am putting together a story about some of the "worst books" lists coming out. I saw a thread on books blogs by Kristina Daniels, who asked "What is the Absolutely Worst Book You've Ever Read?" and I hoped to interview her about why she raised the question and whether the responses surprised her.
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Twilight (by far the most reported "worst book")
Catcher In The Rye
Time Travelor's Wife
The Life of Pi
The Polished Hoe
The God Whale
Passage To India
Women About Town
A Partisan's Daughter
and readers also responded with disliked authors and genres: Patterson, V.C. Andrews, Self Help Books
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I guess I posed the question because I'm reading the top 100 books and wanted to investigate how many responses would include novels from that list. Random House.
For those of you that read my blog enteries on living through "Ulysses" (see archives), or have struggled through a monolith yourselves, the question "Worst Book?" is something readers like to share. Let's face it, we are more likely to respond to something we disliked than something we loved.....i.e. people will share a bad restaurant with more people than a good one.....or something like that. So book bloggers, What bad books have you read lately?