I wrote this title ages ago and have come back to this post to discover that I have actually written nothing. So am now wracking my brains, so far the worst book I can think of is,
Edward Rutherfurd Sarum – The most monotonous historical novel ever. The history of Salisbury from when it is divided from Europe by the Ice Age to the present day. I kept reading believing it would get better, it didn´t. Over a thousand pages.
I am now stuck now obviously there are some appalling chick lit but I don’t read that, the closest I have come is this which is terrible;
Jodi Picoult – My Sister’s Keeper. I don’t remember much about this book except maybe someone died or was dying and I couldn’t wait for it to end. Why do so many people like her? This book was a present so I felt obliged to read it
I have had to resort to goodreads.com Worst Books of All Time list. I have now revised this list to books that everyone seems to like but I thought were overrated or in the case of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies books that were simply awful.
Anne Fine – The Gathering. Everyone in the book club liked it except me, I was depressed.
Angela Carter – Nights at the Circus. Maybe I need to try another one of hers.
The Book Thief, Markus Zusak – I have read so much about Nazi Germany that I was just switched off but other people and my students have enjoyed it.
Umberto Eco – The Island of the Day Before – The Name of the Rose is brilliant, this is just really hard going.
I am sure there are many others, and this list might get updated soon.