We spend much of our time here at Goliath talking about the things we love, mostly because we like to think of ourselves as positive people. Whether it’s movies we love, novels we love, music we love or even people we love, we tend to spend a lot of time loving and not a whole lot of time…not loving, although for the next 10 slides that’s about to change, since we’re going to talk a little about some novels that we feel are pretty heavily overrated. Now, that’s not to say we hate these books, we just aren’t sure that they’ve earned the massive critical and commercial success that’s been bestowed upon them, or that perhaps they don’t represent the finest work from the author who produced them. Whatever the case, we feel like they’re overrated, and we want to hear whether you think they are too! Sound off in the comments and let us know what you think about these 10 overrated novels that get way too much love.
10. The Lord of the Rings – J.R.R. Tolkien
We didn’t do our readers a disservice by putting ridiculous novels like Twilight or 50 Shades of Grey on this list; we know they’re awful, the people who read them know deep down inside they’re awful, and in time history will know that they…are…awful. No, we’re reserving spots on this list for texts that are generally well-received in most every sense, not just in the “Oh look, we turned this into a tween money making extravaganza” sense. That’s why we’ve included J.R.R. Tolkien’s fantasy classic The Lord of the Rings on this list. Sorry folks, we side with brevity, and it’s why The Hobbit will forever remain the superior tale of adventure from the renowned fantasy author. The next time we want to read three pages about a bug on a leaf though, we’ll dust off our copy of LOTR and get to work.