May 28th, 2016

planet

My most hated books of all time

Follow up from before... jume asked, "What are 5 books you think everyone should read?" and in looking at past entries I found a special subset of books that I think people definitely DO NOT have to read, and I thought well that'd make for a fun entry too!

So here they are... Spacefem's most hated books!

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values
Hated for: Guy with no responsibilities pretends he can understand the world by pontificating about nothing for 500 pages.

How the World Sees You: Discover Your Highest Value Through The Science of Fascination
Hated for: Offering a quiz that you take yourself and claiming that it reports how other people see you. Rainbow enimas.

The Wonder Weeks: How to Stimulate Your Baby's Mental Development and Help Him Turn His 10 Predictable, Great, Fussy Phases Into Magical Leaps Forward.
Hated for: Lack of research, claiming that half of my baby's weeks could be spent in "leaps", plus or minus a couple weeks. So basically the authors could take credit for "predicting" any infant fussiness at any time.

Not Your Mother's Life: Changing the Rules of Work, Love, and Family
Hated for: Fear-mongering. Telling all college students to be afraid, be very afraid, of what happens when you MUST have a baby and your precious career comes crashing down on you because your five-year plan was a little off.

Swamplandia
Hated for: Totally unnecesary rape scene and huge plot disappointment. Everybody's life sucks.

Financial Peace: Restoring Financial Hope to You and Your Family (Dave Ramsey)
Hated for: Blaming most of the world's economic issues on everyone just going to the mall too much.

The Fountainhead
Hated for: Portraying an self-absorbed asshole as just brilliant and misunderstood. And if you're not the brilliant savior, you're in the way. Go crawl in a hole and die.

The Catcher in the Rye
Hated for: Whiny brat thinks his life is rough and treats women like they all owe him something.

Sorry, books! You just weren't good for me. BYE.