Worst Best Book You’ve Ever Read

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Suggested by Janet:

How about, “What’s the worst ‘best’ book you’ve ever read — the one everyone says is so great, but you can’t figure out why?”

Don’t forget to leave a link to your actual response (so people don’t have to go searching for it) in the comments—or if you prefer, leave your answers in the comments themselves!


124 responses

  1. Am I really the first? Anyway, mine’s up here.

  2. Am I really second? Mine’s here

  3. Mine’s linked above.

    Great question this week!


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  5. Answered this very quickly because I’m so busy today!

  6. Here’s my answer:

    Thanks for choosing my question!

  7. My post is up. Happy BTT everyone!

  8. Here are mine, I managed to find more than one lol


    Happy BTT

  9. Hello,

    There have been some interesting choices above – my response is here.

  10. Mine’s up here. (And after seeing how many times it’s been mentioned, I am more determined than ever to keep myself a Twilight-free zone.)

  11. I’d have to say C.S. Lewis’s “‘Till We Have Faces”. I just didn’t get it! I will have to try it again, I think.

  12. Mine is up:

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  15. A year later and I can still get all worked up about just how BAD that book really was:

  16. I have a few books that fit this description. Here’s my answer:


    Happy BTT 🙂

  17. That’s easy! The Da Vinci Code. It was horribly written.

  18. Here’s mine! THis was a really interesting question that got me thinking.


  19. Hi,

    My answers are up here. The Shinning?

    Have a great rest of the week!

  20. I’m a new subscriber to this fabulous blog. My post is up, and my best worst book is Lord of the Flies by William Golding.

  21. Ugh. I hate when good books turn bad!

  22. I have a little answer here!

  23. Hi Deb,
    I have mine posted. You can see it here: http://sherriesbooks.blogspot.com/2009/03/booking-through-thursday_19.html Have a great day!!


  24. Good question! Here is my answer.

  25. My answer is up now


    Happy Thursday!

  26. This is my first entry here but here it is.

  27. for every 10 good books there just has to be at least one great and one not so great–

  28. I loved this question! You can see my answer (complete with illustrations) here:


  29. Happy Thursday, everyone!

    Here’s mine!

    Thanks, BTT!

  30. I just posted mine. This was a great question. I had to force myself to refrain from ranting.


  31. Just posted mine – although I am afraid it will be highly unpopular 😦


  32. Thanks for allowing me opportunity to re-visit one of the most poorly written books that became a bestseller.

    My answer is up, after re-reading a substantial portion of the book in order to construct the post.

    Happy BTT everyone. 🙂

  33. Hello All!

    Mine is up.

  34. I have a book I am trying to get through right now that my blogger friends have loved. Is it just me?


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  36. This week I asked my husband to be a guest contributor. He has a lot more to say about this than I do. 🙂


  37. Late this week. Blame my dentist. But my teeth are very clean. And my answer’s here:


  38. Here’s my response for the week:


  39. I’m late but I played 🙂

  40. reviewsonbooks

    cool question 🙂

    check out my answer


  41. My comments are <a href=”http://fajrdrako.livejournal.com/1118672.html”here on my livejournal page.

  42. answer is here

    loved this one!

  43. I’ve got a response this week. It’s up here.

  44. Though I’m extremely busy, I couldn’t resist this question. Here’s my post!

    McEwan Must Atone for My Suffering!

  45. Twilight (even though I haven’t actually read it) and the series that includes Eragon.

  46. Definitely Lord of the Flies. It was required in 8th grade and I hated it, I wanted to vomit. I know it’s a classic and I should go back and read it with adult eyes, but I just haven’t been able to make myself.

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