Posted on July 31, 2015 at 12:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

It’s been said that a common hatred will unite people more deeply than a common love.

If that’s true, a Friday favorites post about books people dislike or disrespect ought to be our most popular one yet ...

The most recent installation of The New York Times’ Bookends series tackled the question of who should be kicked out of the literary canon. The art with this post serves as a hint, if you want to guess before clicking over.

Inspired by Ursula K. LeGuin’s dismissal of Ayn Rand, The Guardian asked readers which books fell far short of their expectations. (You’ll find quite a few canonical pieces in the comments.)

Speaking of falling short of expectations — sequels and series picked up by other authors often do just that. The Huffington Post picks out seven book franchises that may be beloved but have worn out their welcome.

So what should we do when we find ourselves partway through something underwhelming, boring, or just plain awful?

Finish it still, in some situations suggests Bookriot. Really.

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