Too many to mention them all. I love reading, but there are so many excellent books out there that life is far too short to waste it on reading something I’m not enjoying. As I said a couple of weeks ago, I’m really fussy about choosing books to buy, but sometimes a rubbish one manages to skip through quality control. A few chapters in I’ll realise it’s a dud, give up, and put it on the charity shop pile.
The one that I think has been the biggest disappointment though is “One Day” by David Nicholls. I know it’s a book most people love – there are over 1000 reviews for it on Amazon and half of them gave it 5 stars, and it’s often chosen as a book club read. It was already being hyped up when I picked it up to read, so I had really high expectations. Maybe I wouldn’t have disliked the book so much if I had read it before I heard such good things about it, but I don’t think so. It wasn’t that I disliked the characters, I just found them so boring that I didn’t care about them enough to keep reading.