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In the perfect follow-up to last week’s question, as suggested by C in DC:

Is there a book that you wish you could “unread”? One that  you disliked so thoroughly you wish you could just forget that you ever read it?

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!


107 responses

  1. Ah, I have quite a few, but I didn’t name names. Happy Thursday! Here”s mine.

  2. I had to think about this one. Here’s my response at Reading Upside Down.

    This should be an interesting post. Looking forward to finding out which books everyone else selected.

  3. Good question! Mine’s up, hope you’re all having a good week:


  4. This might just be the first time I’m up this high on the comments list (and the last since it’s four something in the morning)

    My page has the meme and beneath it my post for the day. It’s kinda… ugly?? I guess that’s a good word, but you know…. you can stop at the meme if you wanna!


  5. Here is mine I almost forgot it’s Thursday 🙂

  6. thekoolaidmom

    I’m so happy to have the chance to answer this! Ugh! It brought back such bad memories!

    Here’s mine: Undo That VooDoo You DIDN’T Do So Well

  7. Interesting question. Here is my response!

  8. My post is up. Happy BTT everyone!

  9. This was an easy one for me – here’s my answer.

  10. This should all make for a good DO NOT READ list. Here’s my answer:

  11. thebluestockingguide

    Here is mine. Unread

  12. My answer is up. Happy BTT. 🙂

  13. OK OK Don’t hurt me but I have named one..
    at The Burton Review

  14. My answer is here. I had a title come to mind immediately for this one… ugh.


  15. I uncover long-buried high school traumas here.

  16. […] 28, 2009 in BTT, books, meme This week’s Booking Through Thursday question, suggested by C in DC, is: Is there a book that you wish you could “unread”? One that […]

  17. A hardy no from me. You can check out why here!

  18. A hearty no, I should say.

    Sooo early in the morning.

  19. Thanks for using my question! I was prompted to ask because someone last week mentioned A Thousand Acres by Jane Smiley as one of their favorites. This is a book that I found profoundly disturbing and truly do wish I’d never read it.

  20. […] Through Thursday: Unread Booking Through Thursday asks: Is there a book that you wish you could “unread”? One that you disliked so thoroughly you […]

  21. Oops, I left this reply at Should Be Reading, so I’ll repost it here:
    Oh, do I ever! It’s called Kachima Spirit by Marilyn Meredith. I got the book at a local Book and Author festival (signed, even) and was pretty excited to read it. But, dang, DANG! It was AWful! What was worse was that it’s actually a great idea for a story, but it was so pathetically, poorly written it was painful to read! I had to follow it up with a Catherine Ryan Hyde book just to cleanse my reading palate! Now that I think about it, I bought a couple books by Reina Starr at that same book fair and they were pretty awful, too. You gotta be careful with those local, self-published authors! Happy Thursday!

  22. A little embarrassed at telling this story, but here’s mine: http://yourlibrarycard.blogspot.com/2009/05/cant-poke-out-your-minds-eye.html. Happy BTT, everyone!

  23. […] What about you, any books you wish you could unread? Join in! […]

  24. jessecreations

    I usually don’t finish the books I hate, but I thought of a few I really disliked. http://jessecreations.wordpress.com/2009/05/28/book-hater/

  25. Here is my response to last week AND this week! Finally caught up…


  26. This was easier than I thought it would be. My answer is here.

  27. […] See other responses to this question at Booking Through Thursday. […]

  28. Here’s my contribution this week’s meme: http://www.whosabiblioaddict.com/?p=679

  29. My answer for Booking Through Thursday

    I chose Phillipa Gregory’s trilogy–the Wideacre books.

  30. […] May 28, 2009 at 3:36 pm | In Book Blather | No Comments Here is my response to this week’s Booking Through Thursday: Is there a book that you wish you could unread?  One that you disliked so thoroughly you wish you […]

  31. Jessica Coleman

    Here’s mine! I hope nobody picked a “classic” to unread!


  32. A could have picked a few, but I narrowed it down to one.


  33. This is my first time participating! I definitely have a book I would unread in a heartbeat.


  34. This is my inaugural post, but I definitely have a book to “recommend”!

  35. I didn’t think I could pick one since it sounds kind of mean, but here is mine: http://betteroffread.com/2009/05/booking-through-thursday-unread/

  36. Am a bit late this week but here is my response: http://www.rulethewaves.net/wp/?p=503

  37. I’m late, but this question is near and dear to my heart! Unlike Kat (#3), I definitely name the offending book. There’s really only been one that left me feeling all itchy and wishing I hadn’t subjected myself to the characters, but I learned along the way that I wasn’t obliged to finish a book and it was no failure to just quit when one was so distasteful.

    Read my full post at http://www.elsi123.net/~elsi/reading/2009/05/btt-unread.html

  38. Just about everything by Dan Brown and “The Unexpected Salami” by Laurie Gwen Shapiro.

  39. The Places in Between by Rory Stewart. I know I should have liked it. I know the NYT chose it as one of the best books of the year in which it was published. I did not like it. Couldn’t understand the reason he undertook the journey. Thought most of what he encountered was depressing and somewhat chilling and finally I didn’t like the way he treated the dog.

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