Book I’d Like to Forget No. 1

Against a red background, a person with short black and a black shirt and pants scratches their head as they look at a sheet of paper they are holding. A white dialog box shows the viewer what is on the paper. Three emoticons from left to right are frowny, smiley, and neutral. Each face has an empty red checkbox beneath it. Source:

Unfortunately, we can’t like every single book we read. After all, we each have our own preferences for story content, writing style, and characterizations. But it is important to hold space for criticism because it opens up conversations about what we read and why we read it. Your favorite story could be held in contempt by another reader. Things about the book you liked or didn’t mind could be factors that made a different reader hate the story. And that’s okay! 

It’s important to remember that the criticisms in this series are the opinions of the contributing writer. Leigh Ann might abhor The Secret Life of Bees, but Lane may enjoy and recommend it. Each is entitled to their opinions. Criticism is not a condemnation of any person, but of elements of the story. 

This series is not to be taken too seriously. It’s a place to vent, especially about books that everyone seems to like when we cannot find the appeal. Agree or disagree, feel free to share your thoughts in the comments or submit your own BILF! 

Now, here’s an egregious oversight: 

What do you think? 

Published by modcasters

We’re a group of graduate students studying English Literature and Language on a mission to discuss literature, provide access to those on the deafness and/or blindness spectrum, and rock mustachios.

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