Sunday, December 30, 2007

Give Me Back My Time! 2007 Reading Dislikes

I must've been in an unusually amiable reading mood this year. There were only 4 books that I really didn't care for, but went ahead and dragged myself to the finish line, anyway.

On The Road - Jack Kerouac [It was OK during the stretches that Dean Moriarty wasn't in it, but alas, he's one of the main characters]

Who Put That Hair In My Toothbrush? - Jerry Spinnelli [Tedious and badly dated Young Adult fiction]

The Secret Life Of Bees - Sue Monk Kidd [I gagged on the sappy mixture of sweetness, sisterhood and soap opera]

The Witch Of Portobello -Paulo Coelho[I traded it in at the bookstore as soon as I finished, but my resentment still smolders. Even now, almost 6 months later, I still glare at copies of it and even thumped one reproachfully. Cardboard characters spouting New-Age-y platitudes! It's put me off trying anymore Paulo Coelho for good]


Tara said...

Funny post - love your comments! I've pretty much just stopped reading books I don't like so I cannot really make such a list.

Literary Feline said...

I loved your comment about walking by the one particular book and giving it dirty looks. I've caught myself doing that too! (Although not with Coelho's book, having not read that particular one.)

darkorpheus said...

I feel your pain.

But it's a good year, like you said. Only 4 dreadful reads.