1. Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James
You know, I had to read this for a class? I took History of Pornography and Sex Writing the year that this book was big, so my professor figured, hey, we should probably add this book to the curriculum. He came in the class we were supposed to discuss it and just said, "Guys, I'm so sorry for putting you through that. I'd never read it. I'm never doing this again. I'm sorry."
2. Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee
For the sake of it's literary significance, I couldn't not read this, but I felt kind of dirty, like I was looking Harper Lee in the eye and disrespecting her wishes. Please accept my apologies, Ms. Lee.
3. Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
Again, read for school, and it was also way before the hype surrounding the book. But the fact that I in any way have monetarily contributed to this dumpster fire is a travesty.
4. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling
I think we can collectively agree that this never happened. It was better left entirely unread and ignored.
5. Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
Maggie's writing is my life blood. The perfection of Raven Cycle honestly gives me the motivation to read and find beauty in the written word. But the Wolves of Mercy Falls series, while objectively beautifully written, is so far from the quality I'd expect of her, it saddens me to put the two series in he same body of work. I keep starting to pick up the series again and remembering why I put it down.
Weekly feature courtesy of That Artsy Reader Girl.