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literary wall o’ shame, pt 2

Yesterday got me thinking, based on the books of shame that haven’t been read. And I figured in stead of a bright and shiny post today. I thought I would pose a question (based on two people (Dawn & my PT, Lauren) asking me this):

What are the 5 books that you are most ashamed to admit you’ve read?

Mine?

  1. Twilight/New Moon/Eclipse/Breaking Dawn. Though each should be it’s own unique number of shame.
  2. Nora Roberts. Shame fills me typing that, but dear wonderful world, sometimes I need mindless fluff.
  3. Every Princess Diaries Book. (finished in college, oops).
  4. Gilbert Morris. For anyone that grew up reading Christian Fiction, you will understand what I mean by that. Morris is by far the most formulaic writer on the planet. Every book has the same formula, and I read 25 of them. Shame.
  5. Eat, Pray, Love. I got caught up in the hype and read it. I felt like I lost 4 hours of my life that I will never get back. (Did I mention I’m a speed-reader). It was self-serving and well, if you want to know how I really feel, kind of selfish. If you want a feel good memoir, may I recommend The Sharper the Knife the Less You Cry.

So what I really want to know is, what books have really maybe you cringe (and maybe hide two deep on your bookshelf)?

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3 thoughts on “literary wall o’ shame, pt 2

  1. ok, so clearly, I commented a day too early. But I was thinking (about yesterday’s post) that I am a bit sad that I was never introduced to the Little House on the Prairie series till after college. And now I am waiting till my daughter is old enough to enjoy them before I read them.

  2. Marie says:

    I don’t know if the “25″ you are talking about is the House of Winslow. Or the Wakefield Dynasty. Or the Liberty Bell series. Or the Seven Sleepers (favorite). Or the series I am most ashamed of– that he co-authored: The Daystar Voyages, which I OWN. Ain’t nothing on earth like Christian sci-fi.

    Reading Gilbert Morris instilled in me a lifelong toleration–bordering on undying affection–for campiness, melodrama, thinly-veiled allegory, repetitive plots, and formulaic execution of romance….throughout the ages.

    God bless Gilbert Morris.

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