7 Books I Couldn't Stand ...

It happens. No matter how much you love to read, you inevitably run across a handful of books you just did not like. Sometimes the beginnings are awful, sometimes the middles plod, sometimes the endings are terrible, sometimes the whole thing is dreadful, and sometimes you canโ€™t even finish it. Hereโ€™s my list of books I just cannot make myself like.

1. Paint It Black, by Janet Fitch

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Iโ€™m actually really upset that I donโ€™t like this book. I read it through once and hated it, and have since tried to reread it several times just to make sure. I can never get past the first few pages. I think Janet Fitch is a wonderful writer, White Oleander is one of my all-time favorite novels, but this one didn't measure up to me. The story didnโ€™t hold my attention, I found Josie a little whiny and puerile, I couldnโ€™t connect with any of the characters, and everything about it is forgettable to me.

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