So I won’t ever say the word hate, well for some of these I really actually did hate them and nearly flung them across the room, but most of these books… I just can’t stand them. I have no desire to read them or ever hear about them ever again. I know in the book blog world we like to be very happy and talk about stuff we like, but sometimes, I need to vent and this is one of those times.
Now take note, I’m not saying these books are bad, that these authors are bad or that anything is bad here. I just didn’t like these books.
5 Books Quirky Can’t Stand:
The Shining by Stephen King
I know this is a cult classic.
I know there are many people willing to tell me about how awesome this book is and how awesome Stephen King is.
I know, it’s just a bundle of awesome.
That being said I found this book a bit too tedious to enjoy, finish or even purchase. I borrowed it from the library and I tried to finish it, I tried to enjoy it but nope. It didn’t happen.
Becka Lamb by Zee Edgell
Ok, so many of yall won’t know about this book, but if anyone here grew up in the Caribbean and took regular English classes, you may have/ probably were forced to read this as part of the course. And Oh-Mah-Gawd, this book is troubling.
It was hard to read as a teen, and even more painful as you get older. I get what Edgell was trying to do, but she handled pregnancy and basic, female ‘goodness’ in a stereotypical and contrived manner. Plus, Becka is just boring.
Life of Pi by Yann Martel
This is another popular one that might get me in trouble. Oops.
Well, ok, I don’t even know where to start. I read this one in my teens, my dad got it for me on one of his few trips abroad and it was highly recommended by the people at the bookstore he went to.
For some reason, I couldn’t get into this and spent more time hoping and praying every page was the last, than actually understanding and enjoying the novel.
I am willing to reread this in attempts to understand what I’ve been told is a great book.
The Ultimate Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
This is another book I didn’t quite understand.
Even now, as I try to write about it my head is getting confused and I sort of end up staring at the screen. Sort of how I stared and reacted to this book actually
Rubyfruit Jungle by Rita Mae Brown
I didn’t enjoy this book for specific personal reasons.
I read this during a time when I was exploring my own coming-out process and reality as a gay Bahamian and I found Brown’s perspective to be very limiting and off-putting. Also, the main character was someone that my friends and I found very, very annoying.
I get that this book is old, so it’s forgiven, but it doesn’t mean I have to like it.