Thursday, August 13, 2009

Booking Through Thursday...Recent Worst


What’s the worst book you’ve read recently?
(I figure it’s easier than asking your all-time worst, because, well, it’s recent!)




If I dislike a book that much, I quit reading! There are too many books I want to get read to waste my time on a bad book.

I haven't read any true stinkers lately. There have been a few books that have been slower reads and I found myself setting them aside for a while, but they were books I still wanted to finish.

Now that I think more about this question, I recently listened to a mystery on audio (review still to come) that fell firmly in the "just ok" category. The narrator was decent, but I found a few of his voices terribly annoying. There was also some small bits of dialogue that were terribly predictable. But, for me, that about as bad as I'll let it get before I set a book aside.

8 comments:

Susan B. Evans said...

I wish I could quit some books, but I never seem to be able to.

I chose The Reader by Bernhard Schlink as my most recent BAD read. You can check out my thoughts here.

gautami tripathy said...

I am very selective now. I don't really go for really bad books.

Booking through recent worst

jlshall said...

Me, too. I haven't read any really bad books recently. But there have been a few that were definitely in the "just ok" category.

Amy Reads Good Books said...

You're lucky! I have to admit it took me a while to think of my pick.

Sandy Nawrot said...

I try to select books I'm pretty confident I will like, and I am really terrible about dropping ones that aren't pushing my buttons. However, in the last few months, I have quite listening to two audios. It was like running fingernails down a chalkboard. Could have been a mood, I don't know.

Dar said...

I'm the same. If I don't like it I quit reading. There's too many good books out there and life is too short to waste on something I don't want to read. I'm pretty picky though-if it even sounds remotely like something I wouldn't be interested in I don't try to read it.

Lenore said...

I find it so hard to listen to audio books. It's too passive for me and I end up tuning out...

Zibilee said...

The worst book I have read in the past few weeks was Narcissus and Rosemund. I hated it, and thought it was terrible and I gave it about 100 pages before I threw it at the wall.