The two stand-out awful books I recall reading last year were The Maze Runner and Her Fearful Symmetry. I had such high hopes for HFS because of The Time Traveler's Wife and I found the whole thing underwhelming and terrible. The Maze Runner had been hyped to me by several people and I was similarly disappointed by how awful it was.
Ugh, The Time Traveler's Wife! I loathed that book.
I was planning on reading the maze runner but I trust your judgment Sweeney.
I read the three quaters of 50 Shades, and stopped there. Horribly written and so far fetched. Anna Steele was the most annoying character ever, I didn't buy their relationship and hated how much they overused some phrases.
I do love sexy romance though, so I've started reading Bared To You, and it puts 50 Shades to shame.
Hard Times - Charles Dickens. Worst thing ever.
I remember feeling like I was reading it very slowly, not on purpose, but enjoying it anyway. However, I don't actually remember anything else about the book. I guess I didn't love it as much as I thought.
The only thing I can remember is just how long and slow everything felt...
I remember feeling that way too. I think it also had to do with when I read it. I was studying abroad in Ghana at the time and my whole pace of life was just radically slower and I found that my taste in books then was quite a bit different from what I'd generally prefer to read now. I read most of Jane Austen's books for the first time while I was abroad and loved them all but I feel like I have to be in the right mindset for them now.
Which is to say that I consider it entirely possible I would not enjoy it now. (Though I don't really have any plans to reread it and verify.)
Would you say you had a HARD TIME reading it?
I was really disappointed with A Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling. I got a third of the way through and just quit. It was so incredibly dull.
I agree. I love JK Rowling and really wanted to like The Casual Vacancy, but it was just so hard to get into. And I also feel like we never got a good feeling for who Barry was, which is a problem when his death is what propels the whole plot.