One-Minute Book Reviews

December 24, 2009

Entertainment Weekly’s 5 Worst Books of 2009

Most magazines dropped their “worst of the year” lists long ago, if they had them at all. But Entertainment Weekly has kept the tradition alive. Its 5 Worst Books of 2009 are: How to Be Famous, by Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt, reality-series stars whom EW faults for a lack of more than one kind of talent; Stories From Candyland, Candy Spelling’s “revenge-fueled” memoir; Christopher Andersen’s Barack and Michelle: Portrait of an American Marriage, “packed with anonymous sources”; Mitch Albom’s Have a Little Faith, likely to give you “literary diabetes”; and Dan Brown’s The Lost Symbol, “one of the year’s worst written.”


  1. In spite of this list, I enjoyed Brown’s book. I’ve never heard of any of the others.

    Comment by knightofswords — December 27, 2009 @ 10:34 am | Reply

    • Thanks, Malcolm. The EW “Worst Books of 2009” list was heavy on books about celebrities this year and light on novels (only one this year as opposed to four in 2008). Hope it’s a fluke.

      Comment by 1minutebookreviewswordpresscom — December 27, 2009 @ 11:55 am | Reply

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