The finalists for the 2010 Delete Key Awards for bad writing in books are:
THE ACCIDENTAL BILLIONAIRES (Doubleday) by Ben Mezrich.
BIG MAN (Grand Central) by Clarence Clemons and Don Reo.
FINGER LICKIN’ FIFTEEN (St. Martin’s) by Janet Evanovich.
GOING ROGUE (Harper) by Sarah Palin.
IT SUCKED AND THEN I CRIED (Simon Spotlight) by Heather Armstrong.
THE LOST SYMBOL (Doubleday) by Dan Brown.
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES (Quirk) by Seth Grahame-Smith.
PYGMY (Doubleday) by Chuck Palahniuk.
THE WHOLE TRUTH (Vision/Hachette) by David Baldacci.
Honorable Mention: MENNONITE IN A LITTLE BLACK DRESS (Holt) by Rhoda Janzen.
You can read the shortlisted passage from a book by clicking on the title on the list above. The Delete Key Awards winner and runners-up will be announced on March 15. If you would like to try to lobby for or against a title, please leave a comment on this post or any of the posts linked to on the shortlist.