Thursday, June 20, 2013

The 25 Most-Hated Books

I'm intrigued anytime a list appears that is the depicted with an extreme, such as best of, worst of, most-loved, most-hated.  I always have to rush out and see what the list entails, where the information came from, who was polled, etc.  I guess you could say I'm a nerd like that. posted an article of the 25 most-hated books.  They polled 937 riot readers, and came up with a list of 25 books.  Of those polled, there were 747 unique titles, and many books only appeared once or twice.  According to the web link, there were some books that many people hated.  Check out the article... The 25 Most-Hated Books.

Here is the list.  Did you read any of these?  Love them?  Hate them?  The titles/authors in bold are the books I've actually read.  

  1. Twilight by Stephenie Meyer (102 votes)
  2. Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger (90)
  3. Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James (90)
  4. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald (53)
  5. Moby-Dick by Herman Melville (41)
  6. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte (41)
  7. Lord of the Flies by William Golding (35)
  8. The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown (33)
  9. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad (31)
  10. Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand (30)
  11. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn (28)
  12. Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert (26)
  13. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens (26)
  14. The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway (25)
  15. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (24)
  16. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne (23)
  17. Life of Pi by Yann Martel (21)
  18. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck (18)
  19. The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen (17)
  20. On the Road by Jack Kerouac (14)
  21. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho (14)
  22. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte (14)
  23. The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold (14)
  24. The Pearl by John Steinbeck (14)
  25. Ulysses by James Joyce (14)
For me - many of these books, I read in high school as part of AP English.  And there's none of these books that I hated except for Lord of the Flies.  I've even contemplated trying to re-read this book, but I haven't done that yet.  


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