12 Books Readers Wish They Never Picked Up

There are millions of books in the world. Naturally, more than a few aren't going to make it to the top of your favorites list. But how do you avoid the bad seeds on your hunt for new reads?

Luckily for you, members of an online forum recently discussed some books they wish they never picked up. Steer clear of these titles- don't say we didn't warn you!

Go Ask Alice by Anonymous

One commenter begged readers to avoid Go Ask Alice. The book is a diary of an anonymous teenager who runs away from home and struggles with the realities of homelessness in New York City in the 1960s.

The Selection Series by Kiera Ca

Someone bought the entire Selection series at a thrift store because they were highly recommended. Unfortunately, they soon discovered why the series was donated to begin with.

The Secret by Rhonda Byrne

Unfortunately, many who read the story became afraid of Thought Crimes, with some becoming convinced bad things would happen to them just because they thought about it. 

The Girl on The Train by Paula Hawkins

What was presented as a haunting mystery actually turned out to be a bland narrative with a trio of boring narrators. As one person put it, the only thing you wind up rooting for is the book to end.

Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover

One reader called the book truly horrendous. Another wished they could get the hours they spent on the book back.

Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James

When it comes to viral sensation Fifty Shades of Grey, readers either love the book or love to hate it. Readers complained about the predictable plot and unlikeable characters.

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