books The Most Overrated Books of All Time

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List Rules Books that got great reviews or were bestsellers, but actually suck.

This list of bad books not to read is ranked by literature fans worldwide. Anyone can vote on this list of the worst books, which makes it a trustworthy resource for finding out which books just don't live up to their hype. You can even add your own list of bad books to these rankings, and save other people from the pain of having to read them. From the over-hyped to the just plain overexposed, these overrated books prove that you can't judge a book by its cover...or its reputation.

What are the worst books that people think are great? The most overrated books on this list have received a lot of praise, so don't feel bad voting for them! What are the most overrated novels? Vote on them here.

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Twilight is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Overrated Books of All Time
Twilight Stephenie Meyer

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Eclipse is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Overrated Books of All Time
Eclipse Stephenie Meyer

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The Da Vinci Code is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Overrated Books of All Time
The Da Vinci Code Dan Brown

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New Moon is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Overrated Books of All Time
New Moon Stephenie Meyer

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The Secret is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Overrated Books of All Time
The Secret Rhonda Byrne

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Atlas Shrugged is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Overrated Books of All Time
Atlas Shrugged Ayn Rand

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Fifty Shades of Grey is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Overrated Books of All Time
Fifty Shades of Grey E. L. James

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Eat, Pray, Love is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Overrated Books of All Time
Eat, Pray, Love Elizabeth Gilbert

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Breaking Dawn is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Overrated Books of All Time
Breaking Dawn Stephenie Meyer

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Chicken Soup for the Teenage S... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Overrated Books of All Time
Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul Mitch Claspy, Kimberly Kirberger Jack Canfield

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Dianetics: The Evolution of a ... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Overrated Books of All Time

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The Fountainhead is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Overrated Books of All Time
The Fountainhead Ayn Rand

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Sex and the City is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Overrated Books of All Time
Sex and the City Candace Bushnell

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Book of Mormon is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Overrated Books of All Time

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Chicken Soup for the NASCAR So... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Overrated Books of All Time
Chicken Soup for the NASCAR Soul Matthew E. Adams, Kirk Autio Jack Canfield

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Chicken Soup for the Volunteer... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Overrated Books of All Time
Chicken Soup for the Volunteer's Soul John T. Boal, Arline McGraw Oberst Laura Lagana

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Chicken Soup for Veteran's Sou... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Overrated Books of All Time
Chicken Soup for Veteran's Soul Mark Victor Hansen

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Chicken Soup for the Nurse's S... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Overrated Books of All Time
Chicken Soup for the Nurse's Soul LeAnn Thieman, Nancy Mitchell-Autio Jack Canfield

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Chicken Soup for Single's Soul is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Overrated Books of All Time
Chicken Soup for Single's Soul Mark Victor Hansen

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Chicken Soup for the Grandma's... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Overrated Books of All Time

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The Catcher in the Rye is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Overrated Books of All Time
The Catcher in the Rye J. D. Salinger

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King James Version is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Overrated Books of All Time

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Quran is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Overrated Books of All Time

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A Million Little Pieces is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Overrated Books of All Time

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What Color is Your Parachute? is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Overrated Books of All Time
What Color is Your Parachute? Richard Nelson Bolles

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The Bridges of Madison County is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Overrated Books of All Time
The Bridges of Madison County Robert James Waller

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The Bible is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Overrated Books of All Time

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The Power Of The 7 Habits is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Overrated Books of All Time

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Fifty Shades Freed is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Overrated Books of All Time
Fifty Shades Freed E. L. James

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The Alchemist is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Overrated Books of All Time
The Alchemist Paulo Coelho

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How to Win Friends and Influen... is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Overrated Books of All Time

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The Corrections is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Overrated Books of All Time
The Corrections Jonathan Franzen

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Life of Pi is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Overrated Books of All Time
Life of Pi Yann Martel

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Gone Girl is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Overrated Books of All Time
Gone Girl Gillian Flynn

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An Inconvenient Truth: The Pla... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Overrated Books of All Time

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Moby-Dick; or, The Whale is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Overrated Books of All Time
Moby-Dick; or, The Whale Herman Melville

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The Lord of the Rings is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Overrated Books of All Time
The Lord of the Rings J. R. R. Tolkien

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The Girl with the Dragon Tatto... is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Overrated Books of All Time

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A Thousand Acres is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Overrated Books of All Time
A Thousand Acres Jane Smiley

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7 habits Family Collection is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Overrated Books of All Time

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Harry Potter and the Philosoph... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Overrated Books of All Time

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On the Road is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Overrated Books of All Time
On the Road Jack Kerouac

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Divergent is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Overrated Books of All Time
Divergent Veronica Roth

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The Lovely Bones is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Overrated Books of All Time
The Lovely Bones Alice Sebold

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Zen and the Art of Motorcycle ... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Overrated Books of All Time

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Naked Lunch is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Overrated Books of All Time
Naked Lunch William S. Burroughs

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The Great Gatsby is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Overrated Books of All Time
The Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald

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Sex & Travel & Vestige... is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Overrated Books of All Time

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The Hunger Games is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Overrated Books of All Time
The Hunger Games Suzanne Collins

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Liberal Fascism is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Overrated Books of All Time