The Most Overrated Books of All Time Books

The Most Overrated Books of All Time

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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.

List Criteria: Books that got great reviews or were bestsellers, but actually suck

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    1. 51
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      Dale Carnegie More
      43
    2. 52
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      The Devil's Own Day

      Cole Coonce More
      43
    3. 53
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      Yann Martel More
      43
    4. 54
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      Isabel Allende More
      43
    5. 55
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      Suzanne Collins More
      43
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    6. 56
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      E. M. Forster More
      43
    7. 57
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      Down 24
      Donna Tartt More
      42
    8. 58
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      Junot Díaz More
      42
    9. 59
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      Beatrice Sparks More
      42
    10. 60
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      Leo Tolstoy More
      42
    11. 61
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      David Foster Wallace More
      42
    12. 62
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      Edith Wharton More
      42
    13. 63
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      George R. R. Martin More
      41
    14. 64
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      J. K. Rowling More
      41
    15. 65
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      J. R. R. Tolkien More
      41
    16. 66
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      John Irving More
      41
    17. 67
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      Arundhati Roy More
      41
    18. 68
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      Michael Crichton More
      40
    19. 69
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      Malcolm Lowry More
      40
    20. 70
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      Emily Brontë More
      40
    21. 71
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      Nathaniel Hawthorne More
      39
    22. 72
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      E. B. White, William Strunk, Jr. More
      39
    23. 73
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      Kurt Vonnegut More
      39
    24. 74
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      William S. Burroughs More
      38
    25. 75
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      Al Gore More
      38
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    26. 76
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      George R. R. Martin More
      38
    27. 77
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      Douglas Adams More
      37
    28. 78
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      Ernest Hemingway More
      37
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    29. 79
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      Harper Lee More
      37
    30. 80
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      William Golding More
      37
    31. 81
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      James Joyce More
      37
    32. 82
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      Chuck Palahniuk More
      37
    33. 83
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      Karl Marx More
      37
    34. 84
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      Tim Winton More
      36
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    35. 85
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      Thomas Pynchon More
      35
    36. 86
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      Carrie by Stephen King

      35
    37. 87
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      Albert Camus More
      35
    38. 88
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      John Kennedy Toole More
      34
    39. 89
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      Herman Melville More
      34
    40. 90
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      Walter Scott More
      34
    41. 91
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      Mark Twain More
      33
    42. 92
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      Edward Gibbon More
      33
    43. 93
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      Charlotte Brontë More
      32
    44. 94
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      Anne Rice More
      32
    45. 95
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      Jonathan Safran Foer More
      32
    46. 96
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      Friedrich Nietzsche More
      32
    47. 97
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      Umberto Eco More
      31
    48. 98
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      Khaled Hosseini More
      30
    49. 99
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      Marcel Proust More
      30
    50. 100
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      George R. R. Martin More
      30
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