Booking Through Thursday – Recent Worst

Q: What’s the worst book you’ve read recently?

A: My most recent ‘worst’ book is Sunnyside, by Glen David Gold which to be fair I’m still reading. Please note it’s not a ‘bad’ book at all. It’s very well written and original, it’s just that it’s a bit surreal for me and hefty enough in combination with that to make me not feel like picking it up very often. I guess I’m feeling as if it’s not going to be worth the time investment.

19 responses to “Booking Through Thursday – Recent Worst

  1. Haven’t read that one yet….maybe I better avoid it 🙂

    • Well, maybe it just wasn’t for me so I wouldn’t want to put you off completely but maybe one to pick up in a bookshop and read the first chapter first 😉

  2. Interesting view point, though if its proving that much of a chore give it up. Life’s too short not to enjoy what your reading. I can’t read you Linwood review as I dont want it to give anything away, but promise will come back when have read it!

  3. That feeling can be the death of a book. It happens with my reads often.

    You’ll find mine here.

    • Yes i think it might be the death of this one. If it’s got great reveiws then i might persevere but am starting to think about giving it up…

  4. Once I start dreading picking up a book, I know that it’s time to put it down! 🙂

  5. First time hearing about this book — hope it turns out well.

  6. Didn’t hear of this one until you mentioned it. Sometimes I find it easier to just abandon the book and devote your time to something more worthwhile.

  7. It just stinks when you don’t even feel like picking up the book you’re reading. I LOVE the can’t-put-it-down feeling you get from some books 🙂

    I chose The Reader by Bernhard Schlink as my most recent BAD read. You can check out my thoughts here.

    • It’s frustrating isn’t it?! I don’t mind if I think it’s going to be worth it but I’m not sure about this. I’m interested in the Reader, I’ll take a look at your thoughts!

  8. I think that one would be out of my normal comfort zone…

  9. My worst is Orson Scott Card’s Treasure Box, which I might not even bother to finish.

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