Booking Through Thursday: Unread

May 27, 2009 at 11:56 pm (Memes) ()

Is there a book that you wish you could “unread”? One that  you disliked so thoroughly you wish you could just forget that you ever read it?

There are some pretty bad books out there, ones that just waste your tme, but I really cannot say that I would wish them unread. Even if I dislike somehting, I can count it as a learning experience, even though it might be the most basic and mundane of lessons: “God, this sucked! Remember not to read anything by An Author again!”

Sometimes, if you’re lucky, then they’re hilarious.



  1. Kat said,

    Haha that makes sense. Consider it a lesson learned! 😀

  2. Novroz said,

    yup…it’ll end up like that…not to read from the same author again.

  3. jo said,

    The two I picked were by the same author. Looks like I didn’t learn that lesson!

  4. Susan @ Reading Upside Down said,

    Mine was from an author that is well known and liked, although challenging. I’m sure at another time I might have appreciated the book, but when I read it I found it quite traumatic, hence the desire to “unread”.

  5. Susan @ Reading Upside Down said,

    Thanks for the vandonovan link too. That’s fantastic!

  6. Violet said,

    Exactly what I think. Remember the name of the author 🙂

  7. thekoolaidmom said,

    And then he rapes her… ROFL. That is some bad, bad, BAD writing. OMG! The fragrance of a gibbous moon? What does a gibbous moon smell like?

    Oh, tell me that’s not one you wish you could UNread, because that’s some pretty funny writing, even though he didn’t MEAN for it to be funny…. ESPECIALLY since he didn’t mean for it to be funny!

  8. The Social Frog said,

    The worst books for me were non-fiction but I did not mention the names of those books.

  9. Dot said,

    Thanks for visiting my blog! I used to feel exactly the same as you about not finishing books but there is something quite liberating about putting one down and starting a new one that you enjoy. Happy BTT!

  10. Yvonne said,

    I said the same thing! I just think it’s all part of the learning process 🙂

  11. gautami tripathy said,

    I learnt not to read Coelho ever by reading The Alchemist!

    Booking through Unread

  12. Jessica said,

    I usually stop reading a book after 100 pages if I don’t like it. But there have been some exceptions — In the Woods by Tana French (hated the ending) and Souvenir by Therese Fowler (had to read for book club).

  13. Jessica Slone said,

    I completely agree. I mention in my post that I wouldn’t want to “unlive” anything, so I certainly wouldn’t “unread” anything.

  14. Heather said,

    I felt the same way… there’s always something there (even if it’s as simple as, don’t write like this in your book).

    Great cross reference. That was funny.

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