Books I Regret Reading

Introduction:I'm bad about reading a book all the way to the end even if I don't like it because I'm always sure I will find something to love. No so with these.

  • 01

    The Time Travelers Wife - Audrey Niffenegger

    I love time travel books, but I kept finding holes in the story. It often became tedious and unbelievable. The movie was even worse.

  • 02

    The Shack - William P. Young

    This book contains all the liberal religious misconceptions of today and old stereotypes. Example: Not only is God a woman in this book, we are supposed to be shocked that she is black. The author does not believe his audience is intelligent. Point blank.

  • 03

    The Way I See It - Melissa Anderson

    Yes, Mary of Little House on the Prairie. She basically tells the scripts of her favorite episodes in her own words. She needs better words. I was warned it was awful and it was. Read Confessions of a Prairie Bitch instead. Wonderful insider account of Little House on the Prairie

  • 04

    Traveling With Pomegranates - Sue Monk Kidd

    Traveling with Pomegranates: A Mother-Daughter Story. Instead going along on a great trip through Greece, we are weighted down with a morose 50 year old woman waiting for her impending death and a spoiled college student who cannot cope with a rejection of one college application. I hated it.

  • 05

    The Spellman Files - Lisa Lutz

    I didn't believe it for a minute. The over-the-top vandalism going unpunished, the constant annoying supposedly funny quips did nothing to bring the characters to life. Don't bother.


Final Thoughts

I hope I save you from buying them. I didn't buy any of them. I'm a library patron! But I do buy books I like for gifts.

All of the lower case "the's" in the titles are due to the program and can't be edited. Just saying.

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  • Thorgrym 3/8/2011 Flag This Comment

    I will avoid all of these...they aren't really to my taste, anyway.

  • DINACA81 11/22/2010 Flag This Comment

    Although it's not necessarily categorized as a book, I regret reading the U.S. Constitution...not enough plot, but the tone is extraordinary. 5 Stars!

  • leaper 11/18/2010 Flag This Comment

    Hated the Shack book, pure drivel.

  • GayleMcLaughlin 11/17/2010 Flag This Comment

    Way to go! I love that you got people commenting on their reading!

  • goodselfme 11/16/2010 Flag This Comment

    thank you for the heads up on these books. I rely on your great discreation.

  • chenderson00 11/14/2010 Flag This Comment

    I loved The Time Traveler's Wife. I've read it twice. However, everyone have their opinions.

  • KindredSpirit 11/14/2010 Flag This Comment

    Thanks for the warning. I do not like wasting my time.

  • Jennywrites 11/14/2010 Flag This Comment

    Ooh The Time Travelers Wife I couldn't even finish because I hated it so much.. I read about 2/3'rds and said.. uh, no thank you. I was at my daughter's dance practice waiting for her to come out and bored, but I put down the book, and just sat there quietly cause the book drove me nuts.. lol Great list! I will be SURE to not read the others!

  • SFaloon 11/14/2010 Flag This Comment

    Haven't read any of them. Thanks for the info.

  • writtenwithlove 11/14/2010 Flag This Comment

    Aww :( Am I the only one here who LIKED The Time Traveler's Wife? lol

  • JulieAnn 11/14/2010 Flag This Comment

    I did not care for the Time Traveler's Wife either and was even more disappointed when I saw the movie..Yeah I know...but sometimes Hollywood "fixes" things and makes them more palatable. Good list!

  • Etips 11/13/2010 Flag This Comment

    Great list 5 star!

  • Vallain 11/13/2010 Flag This Comment

    I don't have any of these on my "to read" list. Thanks for forewarning us.

  • RachelR 11/13/2010 Flag This Comment

    Well, this was a great heads up! Especially number 4, sounds dull ~
    Thanks for the list!

  • JoyceTeresaMann 11/13/2010 Flag This Comment

    Great idea for a list!!! Too many books, too little time. Good to know which ones to skip.

  • smayberry 11/13/2010 Flag This Comment

    Great list! I thought about Time Traveler's Wife, but opted for James Rollins' books instead (awesome!).

  • Wasatch 11/13/2010 Flag This Comment

    My wife was not thrilled with the Time Travelers Wife either. I have not read any others on your list. Thanks for the unrecomendation

  • bossypants 11/13/2010 Flag This Comment

    Fun list for the front page! Congratulations!

  • TandLMommy28 11/13/2010 Flag This Comment

    Great list! I hate getting to the end of a book and saying "Why did I bother?" You've Been Warned by James Patterson comes to mind!

  • caper 11/13/2010 Flag This Comment

    Very good list-you have helped me slim down my winter reading list!! thanks

  • ChristinaFernando 11/13/2010 Flag This Comment

    I end up doing the exact same thing: finishing a bad book to the end. Thanks for the heads up! I would also like to NOT recommend the book Women, Food and God. It was horrible. So surprised Oprah recommended it..

  • ponchomeg 11/10/2010 Flag This Comment

    Great reviews of some books I've never read (and apparently, never should! haha) This really is a great list idea for List My 5. Thanks!

  • DrDevience 11/9/2010 Flag This Comment

    See, and I just loved the Time Travelers Wife. Haven't read the others here

  • penelope7 11/7/2010 Flag This Comment

    You're good that you can finish a bad book. You get kudos for that. I have finished a few and it seems such a waste of time. I simply stopped! Many times I find unheard of authors at book sales (like author Hiliary Waugh) and find these types very interesting. Thanks!

  • dlcass 11/7/2010 Flag This Comment

    Thanks for steering me clear of these books. I recently previewed a new book by Anne Rice - Of Love and Evil for Amazon Vine. OMG...I HATED THAT BOOK! It was sheer torture...every page of it. I finally quit halfway through and just wrote the scathing review. I couldn't stand another minute of it.

  • JennyHeart 11/7/2010 Flag This Comment

    Great topic for a 5's list!

  • tracysmith159 11/7/2010 Flag This Comment

    Nice list of book to avoid.

  • bossypants 11/7/2010 Flag This Comment

    You reviews made me laugh! ("She needs better words.") Very well done. Few things are more annoying than when a writer doesn't respect his/her audience's intelligence -- and especially when the writer's intelligence is found lacking! Thanks for letting me know what to avoid!

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