My Not Top 10 List

There are many, many good books out there, but there are equally as many bad ones. I’ve stolen this idea from Benita J. Prins‘s blog, but it’s brilliant. Sometimes it really is nice to call out some bad books instead of praising the good ones. So without further ado, let’s play.


1) An Over-Hyped book: Let’s start this off with a Zombie Apocalypse! Let’s say you’re in a bookstore, just browsing, when BAM! ZOMBIE ATTACK! An announcement comes over the PA System saying that the military has discovered that the zombies’ only weakness is over-hyped books. What book that everyone else says is amazing but you really hated do you start chucking at the zombies knowing that it will count as an over-hyped book and successfully wipe them out?!

Eragon. Eragon Eragon Eragon. Perhaps there isn’t as much hype about it now as there was 10 years ago, but it was still a series that got far more credit than it was due! As a dedicated Lord of the Rings freak, I simply cannot stand that series. (I mean, Eragon and Arya? Seriously?) Those zombies would be dead as.

2) A Sequel: Let’s say you’ve just left the salon with a SMASHING new haircut and BOOM: Torrential downpour. What sequel are you willing to use as an umbrella to protect yourself?

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Ugh. So unnecessary. Regardless of your feelings about the original series, the end of book seven was THE END. It was a good end, a complete end, and it did not need to continue! Now it just feels like J.K. Rowling is writing fanfictions about her own story… Leave it alone! Let Harry be happy for once!

3) A Classic: Let’s say you’re in a lecture and your English teacher is going on and on about how this classic changed the world, how it revolutionised literature and you get so sick of it that you chuck the classic right at his face because you know what? This classic is stupid and it’s worth detention just to show everyone how you feel! What Classic did you chuck?

Jane Eyre. Or Thomas More’s Utopia. But Jane Eyre is heavier and angstier and could do more damage.

4) Your least favourite book of life! Let’s say that you’re hanging out at the library when BAM global warming explodes and the world outside becomes a frozen wasteland. You’re trapped and your only chance for survival is to burn a book. What is the book you first run to, your least favourite book of all life, what book do you not fully regret lighting?
Any and every textbook concerning sciences and social sciences, which would keep me warm for days. Also, if it was a choice between life or setting Moby Dick on fire, I’d choose life.

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