Books I Love, Books I Hate

Do you want a quick run-down of some books I’ve read before? Considering asking me for a review but don’t know if I’m the person to ask? Take a peek here!

Favorites

I hate most things, but a few books have earned my trust. Favorite genres are sci-fi and fantasy. In order, my favorite books of all time are:

Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell

This is a regency-era fantasy that focuses on two English magicians who have to navigate their way around the Napoleonic wars at the same time as they deal with otherworldly forces. Slight horror elements.

The Andrew Jackson Trilogy

This Robert V. Remini trilogy tells the life story of Andrew Jackson, our one and only lunatic murder president. Absolutely fascinating, well-written, and just chock full of unbelievable truths.

Watership Down

This one’s the nostalgia one. Still, it’s a bunch of anthropomorphic rabbits doing war-related stuff, so it’s pretty great.

Foundation Series

A classic sci-fi written by Asimov, who probably has my favorite writing style in terms of sentence structure and pace of anyone. There’s a bit of weird sexism and racism in this book, but it also has that nostalgia boner element that I like.

Gone With the Wind

Ok, this one I feel a little bad about and may end up moving around or even out of this list, but I did love it. I’m not going to lie. The character of Scarlett and how she changed across the course of the book was simply fantastic.

Ancillary Justice

Great modern sci-fi. I don’t really like the follow-ups, though, because they kind of explore niche nonsense whereas Ancillary Justice is just so epic.

Fire Sea

One of those D&D, sword-and-sorcery type books, Fire Sea has a few creepy, semi-horror elements that sets it apart from the rest of the series. However, it’s been a while since I read it, so I don’t know how well it’s held up.

Least Favorites

I honestly hate most books I read. This list, however, is one that have earned that special place in my heart where I can burn them within my soul forever.

A common theme in this is romance and erotica. Rape makes it way worse.

Outlander

What the hell is this nonsense? I couldn’t make it through this stupid rape-fest with garbage characters and love interests. Awful. Just awful.

Biblical Foundations for Manhood and Womanhood

This obviously contains a bunch of sexism and, though I made it through (unlike with Outlander), it’s terrible because it’s helped a lot of people go down a dark, evil path. Interesting from a study perspective, awful and frightening because of its influence on the world.

Outlander Again

God I hate this book. HATE IT.

Stranger in a Strange Land

It’s a weird sex-cult book about sex-cults and weirdness. Strangely racist, sexist, nonsense. Absolutely nothing happens. Was able to make it through, though.

The Time Traveler’s Wife

This was just so unenjoyable. It had a weird bit of pedophilia due to the time traveling nonsense, and that just sent it straight into the “SCREW THIS” pile. The romance was utter nonsense, and I hated everyone.

The Sound and the Fury

This book was just so hard to get through because it was hard to understand. I can’t really tell you much about it because I was pretty confused.

Trail of Lightning

I just never could get behind the main in this one. I hated her so much, found her lazy and useless, and she just never stopped complaining. The twists were garbage, to boot.

Fahrenheit 451

Just felt like a circle-jerk where a writer was all pissy about people reading. A little pedo with Clarisse.