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Monday, September 21, 2015

Miscellaneous Monday - Books on the Worst Book List I've Enjoyed

We always look at the books that people deem the best of the best. But what about those books on the worst books list? I decided to take a look at this list on Goodreads and pick out the ones that I actually enjoyed (even if only a little).

The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown

People were originally hating on this book because of the religious aspect of it. They called it heresy. Read it for what it is - fiction. I enjoyed Angels and Demons a lot more than this one, but The Da Vinci Code was still great.

The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

I know many people who absolutely LOVE this book. I didn't love it - I honestly didn't get much out of it. But it was still a good read. I think the Houlden is relatable to a lot of people - however, I just didn't get him. I couldn't connect with him. All of that aside, I don't think this belongs on the worst book list.

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury




I'm not sure why this is on this list to be honest. I've read this book twice in my life. I absolutely hated it the first time. The second time, however, I actually really enjoyed it. I was able to finally understand the book and the importance of it. Without books, our lives become nothing and totally meaningless. This one is actually on my list to read again some day.

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

I'm now convinced that people just don't know good books when voting for this list. I loved this book when reading it! Although, it's been about 8 years since I first read this book - I remember really enjoying it. It wasn't one of those books where you have to force yourself to read it, or find the Sparknotes. I actually read this one, and have always gotten excited when my brothers had to read it in school - because it's that good.

How do you feel about these and others on the list? Let me know in the comments below.
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