Top 5 Wednesday: Worst Books Read



This list got re-written so many times before I actually figured out my top 5. When I did, I was shocked at how it ended up (at least once I made the decision to count 50 Shades and Twilight as series and not individual books.) You may not agree with this list, but its just personal opinion, so… Please don’t hurt me!

5 Worst Books Ever Read

1. The Fifty Shades series by E.L. James
2. The Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer
3. The Gemini Effect
by Chuck Grossart
4. Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter
by Seth Grahame-Smith
5. Rama II
by Arthur C. Clarke

The Fifty Shades series came in at number one for two simple reasons. 1.) Its horribly written and 2.) Domestic Violence and BDSM ARE NOT THE SAME THING.

The Twilight Series came in at number two because its about a sparkly vampire (vampires. shouldn’t. sparkle.) who spends his time stalking a high school girl with no personality. There’s no redeeming this story. None. It pretty much sucks from start-to-finish. It just doesn’t suck quite as bad as the Twilight fanfic rip-off that came in at number one.

“The Gemini Effect” is on this list because, although I have an almost unhealthy obsession with scifi, it went straight out of the gate to “No. freaking. way. No way I can even begin to buy that. Nope. Nu-uh. Not happening.”

So… you may be wondering… how did Arthur C. Clarke end up on a list of my 5 worst books ever read? Well, for the same reason that Seth Grahame-Smith did. “Rama II” and “Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter” were DNF’d. I rarely ever DNF a book, and to do so means it exceeded my tolerance levels for stupidity, inanity, or sheer boringness.

So there you have it. My top five worst books ever read.

What are yours?

PS: Side note about “Rama II”. “Rendezvous with Rama”, the first book in the Rama series, is awesome, and I highly recommend it. Just don’t read any further than the first book.

4 thoughts on “Top 5 Wednesday: Worst Books Read

    1. Have you read all of Brown’s work? Angels and Demons is one of three that I actually like. Digital Fortress/Deception Point/Angels and Demons.

      What did you not like about it?

        1. Yeah, the ending was a bit much. I think you’re right, actually. It DID read a lot like a screenplay. (Its been several years since I read the book). The books from Brown that I cannot stand are Da Vinci Code and Dante’s Inferno. Though, I think by my third book with him, it was more a case of “Yep, I’m reading the same book, he just inserted a different mystery.”

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