Top 10 Most Boring Books of All Time

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The Top Ten

1 Mr. Penumbra’s 24-hour Bookstore (Robin Sloan)

This book is SOOO boring! I got bored by the second page.

2 The Man Who Loved Books Too Much (Allison Hoover Bartlett)

This just sounds painfully awful. - Songsta41

3 The Book Thief (Markus Zusak)

You're kidding right. Have you gotten say, halfway through?! I'd say its one of the best books I've read my entire life! - keycha1n

As a matter of fact, this book is worth stealing. - DapperPickle

I accidentally voted for it, but I wanted to say that this shouldn't be on the list.

Accidentally voted for it.
This book is great though. - JamesBourne

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4 Books: a Memoir (Larry McMurtry)
5 If On a Winter’s Night a Traveler (Italo Calvino)
6 The Polysyllabic Spree: a Hilarious and True Account of One Man’s Struggle With the Monthly Tide of the Books He’s Bought and the Books He’s Been Meaning to Read (Nick Hornby)

I Think The Tittle Sums Up The Whole Thing - 12cc

No need to read this book, as it's EXTREMELY boring and the title says the whole thing.

The title says it all so why waste a book on it lol

Who would waste his time for a very long book title
i barely read it whole

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7 The Bible

I'm an atheist, but I hate when people insult religions like Christianity or Judaism. A person who would call the Bible "Boring" defiantly deserves to get a sin.

Whoever added this is asking for a war.

This is very rude and offensive to any one who believes in the Heavenly Father especially ME!

Curse you the book his not boring it's just hard to believe understand and has way to many pages.

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8 Reading Lolita In Tehran (Azar Nafisi)
9 Allegiant

Ignored the winning action packed formula of the first two and turned it into a massive exposition heap. A dissapointment to all Divergent fans with actual working brains.

Loved Divergent, got a bit boring during Insurgwnt, and completely lost me at Allegiant. Couldn't even finish the book, very disappointing

10 Ex Libris: Confessions of a Common Reader (Anne Fadiman)

The Contenders

11 Phantoms On the Bookshelves (Jacques Bonnet)
12 The Dictionary

I'm not so sure that you can classify this as boring because it's just one of those books that sits on you shelf until you need a definition. It's not a novel, so you obviously would not read it front to back.

It's boring for any person to regularly sit down and read, but it seriously helped my vocabulary, and it is useful to practically any person alive!

The Only Preston Who I Think That The Dictionary Could Be Entertaining To Is Eminem. - 12cc

One of the best books ever! - Miauzer

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13 Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

What? This is one of the greatest books of all time, not one of the most boring!

I can't stand this book. My mommmade me read it in 4th Grade and it took me like 3 months because I couldn't handle reading this book. It was just so BORING! - Untildawn8

WHO PUT THIS ON HERE! IT IS ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF ALL TIME!

14 To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee)

I understand that we need to read this book in school because it provides us some evidence of how American literature has changed throughout the years. I know as well that we need to read this book in school to know what the moral/theme of the story is. But for the love of god, this book is just boring. The beginning is slow and boring that it made my mind go to a blank. I couldn't even finish the first chapter without being easily distracted by boredom. As for the middle and the end of it, I honestly can't remember anything. I read it for school and once I aced the final test for this book, I immediately forgot everything about it. Why can't schools just allow students to read whatever book they want to for English class. This will provide diversity among the class and allows the teacher(s) to understand what genre every student likes and what sets each student apart. Also, a bonus, if schools allowed the students to pick whichever book they wanted to read for English class, students ...more

I know I'm not the only one who thinks it isn't boring. No, there aren't a lot of love scenes, or car crashes, or superheroes. Just some terrific lessons to be learned about treating all people as you would like to be treated.

This book was a manifestation of hell on Earth

I'm glad I'm not the only one who thought this was boring

15 Bibliotopia: Or, Mr. Gilbar’s Book of Books & Catch-All of Literary Facts & Curiosities (Steven Gilbar)
16 Divergent (Veronica Roth)
17 The Fault in Our Stars - John Green

ARE YOU KIDDING ME! THIS IS THE GREATEST BOOK OF ALL TIME! It really hits home for me because my dad has cancer. And this book depicts emotions perfectly. It's really heartbreaking to see this book on the list.

God, I just couldn't do this book!

Yes because teenagers go around talking like intellectuals

john green has no idea how to portray teens in a legitimately relateable way - ShyGuySwag

18 Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl

Ohh, so educational books are on here. I get it. Your parents don't let you read it because you NOT OLD ENOUGH. Just like the movie Mean Girls. You can't watch it until your older. For me, I've been obsessed with Anne Frank for almost 3 years. - Untildawn8

I really like books, but this one is so boring... it has no plot (yes, I know it is a diary), it has no point, it is not interesting at all, I didn't even know why they published it, it is 300 pages of the same old boring crap - patrickfloyd

No. Just no. This book is unacceptable

This is so boring

19 The Grapes of Wrath (John Steinbeck)

If you want the antithesis of The Fountainhead here it is.

20 Infinite Jest (David Foster Wallace)

Almost unreadable. I understand that Wallace offed himself by jumping off a copy.

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1. Mr. Penumbra’s 24-hour Bookstore (Robin Sloan)
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3. The Book Thief (Markus Zusak)
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