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The Most BORING Books I’ve Read

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Hey guys!
I’m back with a chatty post about books I found boring.
There are some classics, some popular YA & fantasy.. so unpopular opinions ahead.
Hold onto your mug because some tea is being spilt today!

Let’s start off with the Classics:

Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

After reading (loving) Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte, I decided to move on to Emily Bronte, fully expecting to enjoy it. I had heard it was one of the best classics from multiple people, it is widely loved and praised. However, I cannot say a good word about this book. It was PAINFUL to read. I honestly have no idea how I finished it.
Every character is the worst, everything is confusing and it’s just insufferable. HOW anyone romanticises this book is beyond me, it is not romantic. Please seek help if you think this is a healthy relationship depiction.

The Adventure of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

Oh. My. God.
This was a required read at uni. I was so bored. The writing is horrendous, the characters are horrendous and there is absolutely no plot to this book. It is a complete and utter waste of time.

Ivan Hoe by Walter Scott

Another required read…
I think this may be the #1 most boring book I’ve ever had to read. It was so painful to read. Way too much description. Everything was too much. I hated it.

Unpopular Opinions Time!!

Popular Books:

Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo

Ruin and Rising (Shadow and Bone Trilogy, 3): ...

I’m going to say it: Leigh Bardugo is so overrated. The Grishaverse is so very mediocre overall but this book takes the cake! I liked Shadow and Bone, I did. It wasn’t brilliant but it wasn’t bad, it was enjoyable enough. The second book was meh. THIS, this was awful. It was boring, slow and had the worst series conclusion I think I’ve ever read.

The Foxhole Court by Nora Sakavic

The Foxhole Court: Volume 1 (All for the Game): ...

The amount of praise I see for this book and series is unreal. This is so trash and awful, I honestly cannot understand the hype whatsoever. I completely missed what everyone else saw. This book is so uninteresting; the characters so mundane. I remember nothing about the actual plot, I just remember the feelings I had. It’s that unmemorable.

The Name of the Wind
by Patrick Rothfuss

The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss | Waterstones

Here’s one that fantasy fans will kill me for…
I found this book so unbelievably boring. It took for forever to read it and I didn’t like anything about it. Another case of me not being able to see what everyone else is seeing… I didn’t think the writing style was anything special, yet everyone claims it to be so beautiful and amazing??

Kvothe annoyed me for 95% of the book, he is honestly the least interesting person in the story AND is a giant asshole! At this point, I have wiped the plot from my memory, it was completely forgettable.

Do you agree with any of the books I mentioned?

What is the most boring book you’ve read?

13 thoughts on “The Most BORING Books I’ve Read

  1. Such an interesting post! I have read a couple of classics I thought to be boring and some popular ones too. ๐Ÿ˜… Although I believe that everyone has their own experienced with boring books I feel like no one really talks about them in the bookish community focussing on well-loved books instead. So, I thought your post to be very entertaining and… thanks for the tea! ๐Ÿต

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    1. Thank you!
      Yess! I feel like everyone’s scared to say they dislike something, unfortunately we can’t like everything. I like to change it up and talk about stuff I don’t like every now and then!


  2. A really entertaining post, Leisha! My review of Ruin and Rising actually went up today as I recently read it. I didn’t hate it as much as you did but it was my least favourite of the series. I have also read Wuthering Heights. Heathcliff is a hugely overrated character ๐Ÿค” Happy reading!

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  3. I expected more when I started Wuthering Heights but I ended up HATING all of the characters, too. Heathcliff is the worst and not at all a romantic character…it was just endless pages of them being insufferable with no break! I haven’t read Shadow and Bone, but I’m someone who was not wowed by Six of Crows so I’ve been putting it off. I just want to read the series before the Netflix show comes out.

    I recently read One Hundred Years of Solitude and it was so very boring…it felt like a hundred years forcing myself to read it. ๐Ÿ˜…

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  4. I really appreciate your honesty! I think very often people are scared to criticize a book that’s been loved by the majority of readers because they think their opinion is ‘unpopular’ or ‘wrong’. But I think it’s totally fine to say that you didn’t like a book. Great post!

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  5. Yes, TEAM NOBODY for Wuthering Heights! I thought everyone was awful so I didn’t feel any shock or emotion. I slogged through because I was a teenager and I thought it was intellectual and literary.


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