Hosted by Miz B at Should Be Reading
What is your least favorite book? Why?
I am a bit confused by this question, but then so is the host. Does it mean that the book is a favorite, but in ranking, on the last rung? Or does it mean what is the book, of all read, that you liked the least?
I’m going to answer the latter. However, even that is a tough question.
If it was a book that I didn’t like, of all the books I have read (at my age that’s a lot of books), I still don’t know the answer. If it was a specific book, that I didn’t like it, then I have no memory of it. The only books that make a memorable mark, are the good books. I know I have read many books, that I have put aside because I didn’t like or DNF, but once I put it aside, I never think about or recall it unless I look at my spreadsheets.
I would have to say, generally, my least favorite books are those that are by authors that are on my “authors to read” list, books that I can’t wait for publication so that I can read it, and then it turns out to be a disappointment. Now that has happened on many occasions. And if it does, I tend to take a break from that writer. For example. I HAD to read Danielle Steel’s books as soon as one came out. I don’t remember the titles, since it was years ago, but I do recall that I read 2 of her subsequent books and both seemed to be written in a rushed manner, not like the early Danielle Steel books, like The Ring, which I do remember was the first Steel book I read and which was the book that that made me put her on “authors to read list” and that was eons ago (approx. 40 years ago). Maybe it’s time to pick up one of her recent books since it has been years since I have read one of her novels.
What about you? Do you have a least favorite book?
September is being hosted by BookNAround
Mailbox Monday was created by Marcia of A girl and her books and is now on tour.
According to Marcia, “Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week. Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.”
No books this week, but then, it is a good
thing. I need to get up to speed with reading.