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most overrated


Inspired by my new friend, Sarah (Disgruntled_Grad_Gal), and the last book I read (see prodigal disappointment), I now inaugurate the following list:

Most Overrated Novels:

  • Prodigal Summer – Barbara Kingsolver

These should be books that came highly recommended, but didn’t even come close to living up to their billing. Often these novels create a lot of buzz and everyone seems to be reading them; when you get to them you are seriously disappointed.

Let me know if you have candidates for the list and stay tuned for updates.



  1. Mags says:

    Hey! You were at Potluck, right? I didn’t get a chance to meet you yet, I don’t think.

    … Or did I?

    I brought the other cheesecake …

  2. That's Ms. Sarah says:

    Awww shucks. I’m all ferklempt at the shoutout.

  3. someuneducatedguy says:

    For me that would be “The Corrections” by Jonathan Franzen.


  4. halshop says:

    Mags — I was at potluck and no I don’t think we met. It was good cheese cake. But I like your blog better.

    That’s Ms. Sarah — I’m ferklempt right back at yours.

    Someuneducatedguy — I can’t add that to the list since I haven’t read it . . . yet.

  5. kelly says:

    The Life of Pi
    The DaVinci Code
    The Alchemist

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