Goodreads is a website dedicated to helping readers everywhere brag that they “finished a book” (supposedly). Thankfully, it’s also a place where readers can share their absolutely insane but funny reviews of well-known books.
Did you ever have a piece of required reading in school that drove you crazy? Well, now is your chance to finally get back at your teacher who assigned it by writing a review on Goodreads.
You don’t even really have to “review” the book, per se. You can simply talk about your own issues and put it under Catcher In The Rye. It’s like therapy. The therapy Holden Caulfield desperately needed.
Trolling Goodreads is for everyone. Case in point, I answer most of their sincere tweets about reading like this:
There comes a time, however, when we should pause and read what Goodreads has to offer. Thankfully, the “Haters of Goodreads” Facebook page collects the best writing on the site.
Here are the funniest and strangest posts from Haters of Goodreads:
1. When will modern technology catch up with ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’?
2. Harsh words for Malcolm Gladwell’s ‘Outliers.’
3. Found under James Baldwin’s ‘The Fire Next Time.’
4. At least it was one of his shorter novels. Thomas Pynchon’s ‘The Crying of Lot 49.’
5. Now we’re bullying Nietzsche for ‘Beyond Good And Evil.’
6. Kant’s ‘Metaphysics and Morals.’
7. Rachel, thank you. Found under John Stuart Mill’s ‘On Liberty.’
8. ‘Remainder’ by Tom McCarthy.
9. Well, that’s creative, at least. A review for Foucault’s ‘Madness and Civilization.’
10. Freud’s Lectures on Psychoanalysis.
11. This made me laugh. Hawking’s ‘A Brief History Of Time.’
12. I feel the same way, honestly. Danielewski’s ‘House of Leaves.’