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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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White Noise is listed (or ranked) 51 on the list The Most Overrated Books of All Time
White Noise Don DeLillo

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The Satanic Verses is listed (or ranked) 52 on the list The Most Overrated Books of All Time
The Satanic Verses Salman Rushdie

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The Fault in Our Stars is listed (or ranked) 53 on the list The Most Overrated Books of All Time

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Finnegans Wake is listed (or ranked) 54 on the list The Most Overrated Books of All Time
Finnegans Wake James Joyce

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Infinite Jest is listed (or ranked) 55 on the list The Most Overrated Books of All Time
Infinite Jest David Foster Wallace

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Harry Potter and the Deathly H... is listed (or ranked) 56 on the list The Most Overrated Books of All Time

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Harry Potter and the Chamber o... is listed (or ranked) 57 on the list The Most Overrated Books of All Time

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Fifty Shades Darker is listed (or ranked) 58 on the list The Most Overrated Books of All Time
Fifty Shades Darker E. L. James

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The Scarlet Letter is listed (or ranked) 59 on the list The Most Overrated Books of All Time
The Scarlet Letter Nathaniel Hawthorne

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Wild: From Lost to Found on th... is listed (or ranked) 60 on the list The Most Overrated Books of All Time

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Wuthering Heights is listed (or ranked) 61 on the list The Most Overrated Books of All Time
Wuthering Heights Emily Brontë

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Go Ask Alice is listed (or ranked) 62 on the list The Most Overrated Books of All Time
Go Ask Alice Beatrice Sparks

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The Color Purple is listed (or ranked) 63 on the list The Most Overrated Books of All Time
The Color Purple Alice Walker

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Harry Potter and the Prisoner ... is listed (or ranked) 64 on the list The Most Overrated Books of All Time

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Ulysses is listed (or ranked) 65 on the list The Most Overrated Books of All Time
Ulysses James Joyce

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Harry Potter and the Order of ... is listed (or ranked) 66 on the list The Most Overrated Books of All Time

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To Kill a Mockingbird is listed (or ranked) 67 on the list The Most Overrated Books of All Time

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Everything is Illuminated is listed (or ranked) 68 on the list The Most Overrated Books of All Time
Everything is Illuminated Jonathan Safran Foer

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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the ... is listed (or ranked) 69 on the list The Most Overrated Books of All Time

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Interview with the Vampire is listed (or ranked) 70 on the list The Most Overrated Books of All Time

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Jane Eyre is listed (or ranked) 71 on the list The Most Overrated Books of All Time
Jane Eyre Charlotte Brontë

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The Devil's Own Day is listed (or ranked) 72 on the list The Most Overrated Books of All Time
The Devil's Own Day Cole Coonce

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A Game of Thrones is listed (or ranked) 73 on the list The Most Overrated Books of All Time
A Game of Thrones George R. R. Martin

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Gone with the Wind is listed (or ranked) 74 on the list The Most Overrated Books of All Time
Gone with the Wind Margaret Mitchell

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Harry Potter and the Goblet of... is listed (or ranked) 75 on the list The Most Overrated Books of All Time

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Cloudstreet is listed (or ranked) 76 on the list The Most Overrated Books of All Time
Cloudstreet Tim Winton

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Hannibal Rising is listed (or ranked) 77 on the list The Most Overrated Books of All Time
Hannibal Rising Thomas Harris

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Middlesex is listed (or ranked) 78 on the list The Most Overrated Books of All Time
Middlesex Jeffrey Eugenides

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The Kite Runner is listed (or ranked) 79 on the list The Most Overrated Books of All Time
The Kite Runner Khaled Hosseini

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The House of the Spirits is listed (or ranked) 80 on the list The Most Overrated Books of All Time
The House of the Spirits Isabel Allende

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The God of Small Things is listed (or ranked) 81 on the list The Most Overrated Books of All Time
The God of Small Things Arundhati Roy

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A Passage to India is listed (or ranked) 82 on the list The Most Overrated Books of All Time
A Passage to India E. M. Forster

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Das Kapital is listed (or ranked) 83 on the list The Most Overrated Books of All Time
Das Kapital Karl Marx

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Fight Club is listed (or ranked) 84 on the list The Most Overrated Books of All Time
Fight Club Chuck Palahniuk

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Tropic of Cancer is listed (or ranked) 85 on the list The Most Overrated Books of All Time
Tropic of Cancer Henry Miller

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Brief Interviews with Hideous ... is listed (or ranked) 86 on the list The Most Overrated Books of All Time
Brief Interviews with Hideous Men David Foster Wallace

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Ethan Frome is listed (or ranked) 87 on the list The Most Overrated Books of All Time
Ethan Frome Edith Wharton

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Under the Volcano is listed (or ranked) 88 on the list The Most Overrated Books of All Time
Under the Volcano Malcolm Lowry

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Carrie by Stephen King is listed (or ranked) 89 on the list The Most Overrated Books of All Time

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The Casual Vacancy is listed (or ranked) 90 on the list The Most Overrated Books of All Time
The Casual Vacancy J. K. Rowling

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The Brief Wondrous Life of Osc... is listed (or ranked) 91 on the list The Most Overrated Books of All Time

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The Elements of Style is listed (or ranked) 92 on the list The Most Overrated Books of All Time
The Elements of Style E. B. White, William Strunk Jr.

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The Hobbit is listed (or ranked) 93 on the list The Most Overrated Books of All Time
The Hobbit J. R. R. Tolkien

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Their Eyes Were Watching God is listed (or ranked) 94 on the list The Most Overrated Books of All Time
Their Eyes Were Watching God Zora Neale Hurston

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A Prayer for Owen Meany is listed (or ranked) 95 on the list The Most Overrated Books of All Time

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2001: A Space Odyssey is listed (or ranked) 96 on the list The Most Overrated Books of All Time
2001: A Space Odyssey Arthur C. Clarke

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Harry Potter and the Half-Bloo... is listed (or ranked) 97 on the list The Most Overrated Books of All Time

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A Farewell to Arms is listed (or ranked) 98 on the list The Most Overrated Books of All Time
A Farewell to Arms Ernest Hemingway

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Little House on the Prairie is listed (or ranked) 99 on the list The Most Overrated Books of All Time
Little House on the Prairie Laura Ingalls Wilder

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A Confederacy of Dunces is listed (or ranked) 100 on the list The Most Overrated Books of All Time
A Confederacy of Dunces John Kennedy Toole