BTT: Unread

Booking Though Thursday

Is there a book that you wish you could “unread”? One that you disliked so thoroughly you wish you could just forget that you ever read it?

Actually… there are quite a few! It’s mostly those books whose endings I didn’t like, or those books that had many disturbing scenes that didn’t give my mind some rest for many days. Then there are the books whose plots were good, but they were written in a such a way that wasn’t enjoyable, I would just pity the characters and their stories and wish I never picked it up in the first place. Although usually, the thought of that occurs when I’m reading it or after I’ve just finished it. After a while, I forget about it.

Then again, there are some books that did have some odd moment or two in them, but if on the overall I liked it, I’ll keep it “read,” thank you very much.

Oh, and the book blockade issue has been resolved. Thanks to everyone who helped. 🙂


  1. haha so far!! I am the only one who have a book I wish I never read.I have a lot unfinished book…but only that one book is the I wish never to encounter in the first place

  2. The one I picked for this was one of the “great plot – sucky writing” kind. If it’s just an ending I didn’t like, but I liked everything else about it *cough* The Appeal *cough* I don’t wish I could UNread it. Maybe if I read something that was so disturbing that I couldn’t sleep for nightmares… but then again, I have one of those, too… one of those mom-kills-all-her-children books.

  3. I’ve had books I didn’t particularly like and even a couple I didn’t finish (which is rare for me), but none that I wanted to unread.

  4. I usually stop reading a book after 100 pages if I don’t like it. But there have been some exceptions — In the Woods by Tana French (hated the ending) and Souvenir by Therese Fowler (had to read for book club).

  5. To me the “haunting” ones are worse than the twist/bad endings, but I’ve only had one book like that so far.For me, the ones with the bad endings serve as a mental check to me: “Don’t read this author again.”

  6. Bad endings ain’t too hot. I read Persuasion by Austen, which I loved, but the ending seemed kinda Blah. However, her writing is so fabulous, so beautiful, that I’m not working on Pride and Prejudice. I’m hoping for a better ending this time, but if it’s quiet and bland like the last, I dont think I’ll mind much since the actual book is so nice to read. Happy BTT! I played too!

  7. I haven’t encountered something that is irredeemably bad. Books that I want to “unread” are ones written by authors whose previous reads I have enjoyed. Sometimes they just have a bad day I guess. I would like to defy time and start over again with another book.

  8. I dunno about wanting to unread any book that I did. But what I really want to unread are news from the daily paper. :D!

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