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30 Books That Are Hard to Get Into

There's at least one book everyone has read that they just couldn't get into! Luckily, I have plenty... special thanks to required reading in honors classes in both high school and university. Here's a list of books that aren't bad, per se, but I just could not make myself enjoy them when I read them. They are ranked from the most torturous soul wrenching I've ever experienced, to books I actually enjoyed the second (or third, or fourth...) time I read them.
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avg. score: 8 of 30 (28%)
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1
Great Expectations
Great Expectations
2
Heart of Darkness
Heart of Darkness
3
The Scarlet Letter (Nathaniel Hawthorne)
The Scarlet Letter (Nathaniel Hawthorne)
4
Tale of Two Cities (Charles Dickens)
Tale of Two Cities (Charles Dickens)
5
Sharp Objects (Gillian Flynn)
Sharp Objects (Gillian Flynn)
6
The Jungle (Upton Sinclair)
The Jungle (Upton Sinclair)
7
Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us (Michael Moss)
Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us (Michael Moss)
8
Twilight
Twilight
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9
Divergent (Veronica Roth)
Divergent (Veronica Roth)
10
The Red Badge of Courage (Stephen Crane)
The Red Badge of Courage (Stephen Crane)
11
The Magnificent Ambersons by Booth Tarkington
The Magnificent Ambersons by Booth Tarkington
12
Hunger Games
Hunger Games
13
Uncle Tom's Cabin (Harriet Beecher Stowe)
Uncle Tom's Cabin (Harriet Beecher Stowe)
14
The Old Man and the Sea (Ernest Hemingway)
The Old Man and the Sea (Ernest Hemingway)
15
The Joy Luck Club (Amy Tan)
The Joy Luck Club (Amy Tan)
16
A Farewell to Arms (Ernest Hemingway)
A Farewell to Arms (Ernest Hemingway)
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17
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (J.K. Rowling)
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (J.K. Rowling)
18
Invisible Man
Invisible Man
19
Grapes of Wrath (John Steinbeck)
Grapes of Wrath (John Steinbeck)
20
An Abundance of Katherines (John Green)
An Abundance of Katherines (John Green)
21
My Antonia
My Antonia
22
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry (Mildred Taylor)
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry (Mildred Taylor)
23
The Fountainhead (Ayn Rand)
The Fountainhead (Ayn Rand)
24
The Pearl (John Steinbec)
The Pearl (John Steinbec)
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25
Metamorphosis (Franz Kafka)
Metamorphosis (Franz Kafka)
26
Island of the Blue Dolphins (Scott O'Dell)
Island of the Blue Dolphins (Scott O'Dell)
27
The Golden Compass
The Golden Compass
28
The Stranger (Albert Camus)
The Stranger (Albert Camus)
29
We the Living (Ayn Rand)
We the Living (Ayn Rand)
30
The Strain
The Strain
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