One of the Worst Books I’ve Ever Read

Today feels like FALL here and it’s making me so happy.  It’s cold, rainy, dreary, and…perfect.  I love fall so much.

(I’m totally one of those people who have a porch goose and I change her outfit every few weeks based upon holidays, seasons, etc. This is her current “fall look”).

My husband has a (ridiculously) strong aversion to anything cinnamon.  Hates the taste, hates the smell, hates everything about it.  Who on Earth hates cinnamon?!?  Insane.  I could eat it by the spoonful, lol. He can’t even be around the smell which makes this time of year a bit tricky for me as I’m obsessed with anything cinnamon!  If you have been following me for any length of time, you know that I light candles pretty much daily and I looooove a good seasonal candle.  I’m DYING to light a pumpkin spiced candle over here!  I’ve been hunting for the perfect fall candle for months in anticipation for a day just like today.  I have a few apple scented ones (eh), some campfire scented ones (eh), but nothing truly FALL because fall means cinnamon.  I came across this one at Homegoods last week all mixed in with their other fall candles and although it’s a bit “citrusy” for this time of year, I’m pretending that it’s fall enough because apparently Homegoods does.

Anyone have any fall (non cinnamon) candle recommendations for me?

From Instagram:

Happy Fall, Happy Rosh Hashanah to those who celebrate, and Happy Belated National Coffee Day!  A true season of happiness 🙂

After I published my last post discussing one of the best books I’ve ever read, I thought it would be fun to write a post about one of the WORST books I’ve ever read.  I have read A LOT of books…like, a lot.  Some I loved, some I hated, some fell somewhere in between.

Today I give you an example of a book that I absolutely hated.

Landline By: Rainbow Rowell

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Georgie McCool knows her marriage is in trouble; it has been in trouble for a long time. She still loves her husband, Neal, and Neal still loves her, deeply — but that almost seems beside the point now.

Maybe that was always beside the point.

Two days before they’re supposed to visit Neal’s family in Omaha for Christmas, Georgie tells Neal that she can’t go. She’s a TV writer, and something’s come up on her show; she has to stay in Los Angeles. She knows that Neal will be upset with her — Neal is always a little upset with Georgie — but she doesn’t expect him to pack up the kids and go home without her.

When her husband and the kids leave for the airport, Georgie wonders if she’s finally done it. If she’s ruined everything.

That night, Georgie discovers a way to communicate with Neal in the past. It’s not time travel, not exactly, but she feels like she’s been given an opportunity to fix her marriage before it starts…

Is that what she’s supposed to do?

Or would Georgie and Neal be better off if their marriage never happened?

My Thoughts:

(Disclaimer: I will never post spoilers in my reviews HOWEVER the comment section is completely fair game to discuss any and all specifics including spoilers)

This book won the 2014 Goodreads Choice Award for Best Fiction.  As soon as the results were posted, I immediately went to the library to check this one out.

Ummm….HOW did this win???

I literally hated every single second of this book.  The synopsis promises that there’s no time travel…and yet the entire book is about time travel?  If I’m being very honest, the details of this book escape me (not the sign of a remarkable piece of literature) but the feeling of complete confusion over the time travel is exactly what I remember about this book.  I couldn’t wait for it to end, I hated every second.  The one and only reason that I didn’t abandon it midway through reading was the fact that it won such a prestigious award.

The good news is that although I HATED this book, it’s actually not my MOST hated book of all time!  You can read this post to see which book I hated most of all.

Bottom Line:

I now take the Goodreads Choice Awards with a grain of salt. As should you.



Did you read this book?  What did you think?  What is one of your most hated books of all time? I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments below!

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14 thoughts on “One of the Worst Books I’ve Ever Read

  1. I liked Landline. Not her best, but I still had fun reading it. Don’t give up on Rainbow Rowell if you haven’t read Eleanor and Park yet.
    Shana Tova to you and your family!


  2. I hated the Girl With the Dragon Tattoo- could not get into it.

    As far as candles, I own a handcrafted candle company (soy, wood wick, non-toxic fragrances). I have several recommendations 🥰


  3. I have not read this one, or anything by her! What’s the best book she’s written?

    I absolutely hated the book The Golden State.


  4. I really enjoyed Landline; it has a fun little connection to Fan Girl which I absolutely love even though I almost never read that genre. The worst book I ever finished was The Goldfinch by Donna Taart. I truly can’t understand how people people consider it to be a great work of fiction.


  5. Her books get so much hype, but I’ve never really been interested in reading any of them at all. I’m definitely not going to be reading this one now!


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