1. The Catcher in the Rye – J. D. Salinger
I just don’t get it! I thought the protagonist was rather unappealing as well.
2. The Joy Luck Club – Amy Tan
I don’t get this either – it was a depressing read in a bad way. (As opposed to Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner, which was another depressing read but I got that and it was good.)
3. PS I Love You – Cecelia Ahern
Oh, I really don’t get this… I found it cliched, and the protagonist was not appealing at all to me.
4. Legally Blonde – Amanda Brown
This is one of those loved-the-movie-hated-the-book sort of book. Maybe it’s because I watched the movie first, and movies are usually more entertaining than the book version.
5. The Nanny Diaries – Nicola Kraus & Emma McLaughlin
I don’t get this book because I never understood people who endure so much shit from a boss and in the end doesn’t do anything about it other than quit. Reading is part fantasy – where’s the boss’s comeuppance? Where’s the humiliation bosses should suffer?? (I think I’m too vengeful by nature.)
6. The Devil Wears Prada – Lauren Weisberger
Ditto reasons for books number 4 and 5.
7. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams
This one, really didn’t understand. It made no sense to me at all.
8. Bridge to Terabithia – Katherine Paterson
This one, the movie poster has to be blamed for creating a false hype. It looked all fantasy/sci-fi-like, but after reading this simple story about a friendship between two kids, you feel let down. I didn’t watch the movie, but again, I read this with the impression that Terabithia actually existed…
9. Mary Poppins – P. L. Travers
Mary Poppins the book character is so strict, and yet the kids are fascinated by her. I mean, her little mysteries and quirks aside, I found her kinda scary to be likeable. The Julie Andrews Mary Poppins was much better. She sang infectious songs too. 🙂
10. Prep – Curtis Sittenfeld
This isn’t a particularly popular young adult book, but it received good reviews. I enjoyed the beginning of the book, but hated how it turned out and ended. It was kind of like a more modern, more cynical, more direction-less “Catcher in the Rye” book.
Mind you, these books are compiled in no particular order and I don’t remember much of the books except how I feel about it.
What’s in your list? 🙂 Next week, I’ll do an antonymous list – books I love that nobody is/seems to be reading!