Luckily, there wasn't any real stinkers in the books I read this year. However, I was frustrated with a few. I wasn't impressed with Moll Flanders but I can't fault it since it was a product of it's time. Anyway, here are the awards for the Worst.
Most Annoying Character: Queen Gwenhwyfar in Mists of Avalon was close to being first but Marla from Died Blonde was the clear winner. She was so self-absorbed ("My neighbour was murdered? How does this affect ME?"). She constantly pointed out people's ethnicity in a way that made me squirm. And finally, I didn't like the way she treated her boyfriend and his daughter.
Most Overrated Novel: A Farewell to Arms I just can't warm up Ernest Hemingway's style.
Most Disappointing Ending: Elements of Style (Audiobook) Wendy Wasserstein's novel just sort of ends, like she lost interest. She died soon after so it's understandable.
Most Disappointing. Period: A three way tie. I so wanted to love Adam Bede but I just couldn't. Love in the Time of Cholera, loved by many, didn't float my boat. I also expected more from Amy Tan's Saving Fish From Drowning.
So that's my list. If you'd like to read my reviews of these books, check out the sidebar. What made your list? Leave a comment or a link. I'd love to know.