2012 by William Gladstone. A few months ago I would have said the Twilight Series.. but by far, 2012 is the WORST book I've read.
It was the most self-indulgent nonsense.. ugh don't get me started. Basically the main character was modeled (quite noticeably) after the author and in some "astonishing" twist of fate supposed to be some kind of messiah.
We were supposed to read "A Wizard of Earthsea" for school, but I couldn't suffer through it. One I actually finished was "Under the Bridge" by Rebecca Godfrey. Worst writing I have ever seen. Story was okay because it was true. Other than that, terrible.
Gullivere's Travels. by Jonathon Swift. I guess it was a political commentary of its times, but yawn, It really didn't work for me, though I remained hopeful to the end of the book that it would pick up the pace, but yawn, it never did.
The worst book I ever read, I read while in my teens. It was so bad I cannot even remember the name, only the monotony.
The entire plot centered around an experiment being conducted on a group of teens. They were placed in this warehouse type facility filled with stairs that went nowhere. So 7/8 of the book consisted of "she went up the stairs" and "she went down the stairs."
Unfortunately, at that time I was in a stage of reading where I felt that if I picked up a book I had to finish it.
Hmmmm. Now that I think about it, that was the book that cured me. After suffering through tedious pages devoted to climbing and descending stairs, I finally decided that it was okay to set aside a bad book.
I'll be stoned right there with you, Juju, because I did not like The Time Traveler's Wife at all and did not understand what all the fuss was about. Henry time travels. Claire is little. Henry time travels. Claire is grown. Henry time travels. Claire cries and whines. That pretty much summed up the book for me. It was torture for me to finish it (I did) and I was relieved to be done with it and those characters, none of which I really liked.
Lord of The Flies. I enjoy reading classics a great deal (esp Dicken's work), but I couldn't get through this book. I got through Anna Karenina, but I couldn't get through this book. Go figure. I guess I just didn't have the "spark" with this book.
Me too! I have it rated the lowest so far on my blog (reading Random House top 100 books). Just not into it at all where I found myself scan reading just to get it over with. I think when it came out it was more of a new concept that was just being explored where today it holds no novelty. Maybe??? not sure, maybe it was just boring.