You know about staff favorites but that’s not nearly as fun as knowing staff’s least favorites.

Find out which books are our staff ‘s all time least favorite books below and let us know what are some of your unfavorite books in the comments!

Top rated least favorite: The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

Set during the 1950s, the story is narrated by Holden Caufield, who explains the events of his life that took place between the end of his school term and the Christmas break.

Our thoughts:

Why was this book published? 

A Separate Peace by John Knowles.

Gene Forrester talks about a one sided fued with his friend Finny during the summer session at the Devon School. When Gene and Finny dare each other to jump out of a tree, Gene shakes the branch which causes Finny to break his leg.

Staff thought:

The only exciting thing about this book was when Finny broke his leg.

Great Expectations by Charles Dickens.

Pip recounts his story of becoming wealthy after given money by a mysterious benefactor. While Pip tries to find out who gave him the money, he is entranced by high society until is realizes that he has pushed his true friends away.

Staff thought:

Dickens was clearly writing for the paycheck in this one.

Ulysses by James Joyce

Leonard Bloom takes us with him on June 16 1904 in Dublin.


Staff thought:

Why do I have to really push through the first 100 pages just to start enjoying the story.

50 Shades of Grey by E.L. James


Anastasia Steele goes to interview Christian Grey for the college paper and gets swept up his world.


Staff thought:

Just why was this written

Fences by August Wilson

A play written in two acts. Follows Troy Maxson and his family. Throughout the play, Troy struggles ith providing for his family. 


Staff thought:

The movie was better. 

The Bridgerton Series by Julia Quinn

Each book in the series follows a siblings quest for love.

Staff thought:

The tv show has managed to turn this series into something palatable. Some of the scenes are very questionable.

Hidden Bodies by Caroline Kepnes

The sequel to YOU, Joe Goldberg goes to California to make a fresh start but he soon realizes that not all bodies stay hidden.


Staff thought:

It was so nonsensical.


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