This week's BTT question is: What’s the worst book you’ve read recently?
As opposed to your all-time worst. Which is good because I've lived a really long time and read some real stinkers over the years. I couldn't possibly choose just one of those as THE worst, and if I listed ALL of them, I'd be here all day.
So, define "recently." Are we talking this month? This week? Well, I'm a slow reader and I don't read the tons of books that a lot of bloggers manage to get through. So I'll say for me recent is this year. And looking back over my reading year, I don't find that many clinkers. And worst? By what standard? OK, don't go there, Joy. No sense airing your blasted obsessive-compulsive problems in this venue.
All righty. Of the 30-odd books I've read so far this year, there were only three that really didn't appeal to me: The Book of God and Physics by Enrique Joven, The Unit by Ninni Holmqvist, and The Old Man and Me by Elaine Dundy. (Oops – that reminds me – I've never posted my review of the Dundy book. Well, I posted it at Library Thing, but not on my blog. Have to get on that later today.)
None of those books was awful; just not as entertaining as I would have liked. And they each had their "good parts." But if they hadn't been advance copies, I probably wouldn't have finished any of them. Which brings me to the books I've started this year, but put aside because they just didn't grab me. Several of those, too.
Ah, but that's a question for another Thursday, isn't it?