2013 Books: The Ugly

I don’t know what happened with the Ugly list this year. Usually it’s my favorite part of the year end book review, but I guess I picked out my literature based more on cover art in 2013 or something, because I looked through all 200+ books and only found these for you:

The Key by Lynsay Sands

The Key by Lynsay Sands

Even this is about what you’d expect from a romance novel

Biological Exuberance by Bruce Bagemihl

Biological Exuberance by Bruce Bagemihl

This book was actually really interesting, but something about that bird’s face staring at me from my desk… I don’t know

Wifey by Judy Blume

Wifey by Judy Blume

Okay, I don’t know how much of this opinion is colored by my hatred of the word “wifey,” but this cover kind of freaks me out. Does it not look like she’s hanging herself? Maybe she’s supposed to be jumping on the bed? Levitating? It’s confusing and a little disturbing

Not Love But Delicious Foods by Fumi Yoshinaga

Not Love But Delicious Food by Fumi Yoshinaga

Kind of a non-fiction managa review of different Tokyo restaurants? Which is kind of a weird thing for my library to own, but I checked it out for the sentiment of Foods Before Dudes, because yes. Then her kind of creepy goblin face stared at me for a week. I don’t know if I love it or hate it. Her expression says she might eat me if I’m not complimentary.

Keeping a Journal You Love by Sheila Bender

Keeping a Journal You Love by Sheila Bender

I don’t really get what’s happening here or what it has to do with journals

Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr

Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr

I can’t wait for Twilight-style covers to die

The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing by M. T. Anderson

The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing by M. T. Anderson

You probably remember this one from The Good list, but it took me so long to read because the cover is really unappealing. I actually thought it was some kind of revolutionary war-era Man in the Iron Mask retelling. I was glad to be proven wrong.

I Was Told There'd Be cake by Sloane Crosley

I Was Told There’d Be cake by Sloane Crosley

Just blah. And speaking of just blah…

The Cemetery Book by Tom Weil

The Cemetery Book by Tom Weil

Not a gravestone or a creepy angel or anything? Just… okay. Nice try, Cemetery Book.

2013: The Good
2013: The Bad
Bonus: The Pretty

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