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29 Overrated Novels That Don't Hold Up

Offbeat Topix' list of 41 books (yes, I realize the title says 29) that are arguably highly overrated. Not surprisingly, most of them are best-sellers.
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from offbeat.topix.com · made by David Gann
avg. score: 14 of 41 (35%)
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Gone With the Wind (Margaret Mitchell)
Gone With the Wind (Margaret Mitchell)
2
The Da Vinci Code (Dan Brown)
The Da Vinci Code (Dan Brown)
3
The Great Gatsby (F. Scott Fitzgerald)
The Great Gatsby (F. Scott Fitzgerald)
4
Twilight (Stephenie Meyer)
Twilight (Stephenie Meyer)
5
The Lord of the Rings (J.R.R.Tolkien)
The Lord of the Rings (J.R.R.Tolkien)
6
Sense and Sensibility (Jane Austen)
Sense and Sensibility (Jane Austen)
7
Eat Pray Love (Elizabeth Gilbert)
Eat Pray Love (Elizabeth Gilbert)
8
Moby-Dick (Herman Melville)
Moby-Dick (Herman Melville)
9
The Bible
The Bible
10
Fifth Shades of Grey (E.L. James)
Fifth Shades of Grey (E.L. James)
11
A Passage to India (E.M. Forster)
A Passage to India (E.M. Forster)
12
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Mark Twain)
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Mark Twain)
13
On the Road (Jack Kerouac)
On the Road (Jack Kerouac)
14
To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee)
To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee)
15
The Stand (Stephen King)
The Stand (Stephen King)
16
Lolita (Vladimir Nabokov)
Lolita (Vladimir Nabokov)
17
The Scarlet Letter (Nathaniel Hawthorne)
The Scarlet Letter (Nathaniel Hawthorne)
18
A Tale of Two Cities (Charles Dickens)
A Tale of Two Cities (Charles Dickens)
19
Atlas Shrugged (Ayn Rand)
Atlas Shrugged (Ayn Rand)
20
Finnegans Wake (James Joyce)
Finnegans Wake (James Joyce)
21
For Whom the Bell Tolls (Ernest Hemingway)
For Whom the Bell Tolls (Ernest Hemingway)
22
The Grapes of Wrath (John Steinbeck)
The Grapes of Wrath (John Steinbeck)
23
Hard Times
Hard Times
24
Heart of Darkness (Joseph Conrad)
Heart of Darkness (Joseph Conrad)
25
Love in the Time of Cholera
Love in the Time of Cholera
26
Of Mice and Men (John Steinbeck)
Of Mice and Men (John Steinbeck)
27
Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen)
Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen)
28
The Bridges of Madison County (Robert James Waller)
The Bridges of Madison County (Robert James Waller)
29
The Sound and the Fury
The Sound and the Fury
30
Wuthering Heights (Emily Bronte)
Wuthering Heights (Emily Bronte)
31
A Million Little Pieces (James Frey)
A Million Little Pieces (James Frey)
32
Ethan Frome
Ethan Frome
33
Lord of the Flies (William Golding)
Lord of the Flies (William Golding)
34
The Maltese Falcon (Dashiell Hammett)
The Maltese Falcon (Dashiell Hammett)
35
The Devil Wears Prada (Lauren Weisberger)
The Devil Wears Prada (Lauren Weisberger)
36
Rebecca (Daphne Du Maurier)
Rebecca (Daphne Du Maurier)
37
Divergent (Veronica Roth)
Divergent (Veronica Roth)
38
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (J.K. Rowling)
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (J.K. Rowling)
39
The Lovely Bones (Alice Sebold)
The Lovely Bones (Alice Sebold)
40
The Notebook
The Notebook
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