Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. Although I’ve never destroyed a book out of anger, the ones on this list tested my resolve!
- Lessons From a Dead Girl by Jo Knowles
This book had potential but overall it was just really badly done. The takeaway message was abominable.
2. Walking on Glass by Alma Fullerton
A sloppily written ‘novel in verse’ with awful mental health representation.
3. Kiss of Broken Glass by Madeleine Kuderick
A girl in a self-cutting clique bitches her way through therapy in this woeful problem novel.
4. January First by Michael Schofield
The author of this book seems like a real piece of work.
5. When I Was Five I Killed Myself by Howard Buten
Eight-year-olds having sex? This book is gross.
6. The Way Things Look to Me by Roopa Farooki
Whiny, unpleasant characters exacerbate what’s already a poor portrayal of autism.
7. Invisible Differences by Julie Danchez
A story so unsubtle it feels like it was written by a toddler.
8. First Year Out by Sabrina Symington
This book was a unpleasant combination of amateurish artwork and nonstop cringe-worthy preachiness.
9. Grief is the Thing With Feathers by Max Porter
Ugh, why do so many people seem to like this book? Literally the only thing it had going for it was that it was short.
10. Memories of My Melancholy Whores by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
A thankfully short read all about a lecherous old man’s obsession with a sleeping adolescent. I honestly can’t think of a reason to read this.
One thought on “Top Ten Tuesday: Books I’d Gladly Throw in the Ocean”
I had the same reaction to First Year Out.
My post: https://lydiaschoch.com/top-ten-tuesday-books-id-gladly-throw-into-the-ocean/
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