5 out of 25.
1. The Cather in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
"The book is so outdated, it doesn't feel relatable anymore. I had to read it in my junior year of high school and hated every minute of it. It hasn't aged well and half of the stuff Holden does doesn't work anymore in the modern world. It's also so boring."
7. Moby Dick by Herman Melville
"Moby Dick is the worsttttt. It drags on forever and half of it reads like a whaling textbook. Weird af."
11. Tess of the D'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
"A heartwarming tale of the trials of a woman that is ultimately raped, left pregnant, and forced to face the judgment of the people closest to her. Of course, her cousin/baby daddy thrives."
18.Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
"I get that a lot of people like that book and her as an author, but I DESPISED every second of that unit in my college lit class. I think I made it to Chapter 2 before I gave up and crapped my way through the rest of the unit. From what I can recall from my college lectures and discussions (though it was probably five years ago), it was just 'Oh look, I can marry this guy. Oh wow, there is another guy. Oh look it’s time for an elaborate ball! And look there is another cute guy in the corner!' I just did not find it appealing or interesting in any way shape or form."
25. Anything written by Charles Dickens
"I would say that any novel by Charles Dickens, such as Great Expectations or A Tale of Two Cities, should go. He is indulgent in his description, and yet it’s all incredibly dull — I understand he wrote his books as 'episodes' for magazines, but my lord, please stop taking 20 pages to describe a chair. Not to mention with the way he spells out metaphors, it’s obvious he doesn’t actually expect the reader to understand without his help.
The Muppet Christmas Carol is a masterpiece, however."
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