This week’s question posed by Wendi:
What is your least-favorite book(s)? Is your least-favorite book listed in your LT library? If it is listed, do you have anything special in the tags or comments section? How have others rated your least-favorite book?
What is my least favourite book? I have no idea! These days if I don’t like book I drop it and if I do finish it and was unimpressed I don’t hang on to it. There are so many great books that I don’t have time or houseroom to persist with books I don’t take to.
There are however a couple of exceptions to this rule. I have two books with just one star apiece in my LibraryThing catalogue. Both are second novels that disappointed me after I loved the author’s first book.
Here they are:
The Little Friend by Donna Tartt
2898 members have it in their library and it has an average rating of 3.4.
A book that seemed to disappint a lot of people. A lot of reading but not much plot and zero resolution
The Inconstant Husband by Susan Barrett
Just 4 members have it in their library and it has an average rating of just 2.25.
Susan Barrett’s first novel, Fixing Shadows, was a lovely piece of Victoriana. This one was set in the early 20th century but it has modern day sensibilities and that just didn’t work for me.
I hold onto these two in the hope that I might pick them up one day and discover that I misjudged them and they really were as great as the books that came before …