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10. Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
I just couldn't get into it. I have tried to read it several times but have never been able to get by the first few chapters.
9. The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larson
I think this one had to do with the language factor. I just couldn't get past the writing itself. I felt lost in a world I didn't belong in. I loved the movie, but can't do the book.
8. The Returned by Jason Mott
This is one that started out with a bang and kept rolling, until about the middle. The book fell apart for me right where it should have been picking up. I loved Mott's writing, but for me this storyline veered too far away from the beginning and couldn't recover.
7. Joyland by Stephen King
I love Stephen King!! I do not love this story. This felt like the perfect setup for awesome scares, a theme park, carnies, clowns, ghosts, the perfect setting!! This should have been one of my favorites. I barely finished it. If it wasn't Stephen King I wouldn't have bothered trying to get through. This was a huge disappointment for me. The perfect setting with no scares, SIGH!
6. Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys
The main character was hard to like. The story was depressing. The writing is well done but the story itself did not hold up to scrutiny.
5. Girl of Nightmares by Kendare Blake
I LOVED Anna Dressed in Blood. I HATED Girl of Nightmares. Anna was missing from most of this story, as were the scares and spooks. I sort of felt like I was reading someone's grocery list, I know sad, but true.
4. The Lampshade by Mark Jacobson
This is a wonderful book. The subject matter is touchy and for some I am sure stomach-turning. These are truths that need to be known but are very hard to read about.
3. The Twelve Tribes of Hattie by Ayana Mathis
Super Depressing! Super Slow! Super Disappointing! Oprah was wrong!
2. I Got This by Jennifer Hudson
Jennifer Hudson is an Awesome singer. She should really stick to singing. She is so arrogant that you almost gag while reading this. If you want to hear her praise herself, jump right in. If you have manners, you will end up insulted.
1. A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick
WAY too much sex! Far too descriptive! Not my style!