Charted: The Best Worst Books Of Our Time

The technology that allows us to read books on our Kindles or iPads is a good thing not only for the sake of convenience, but also because you won’t get caught reading some of the abominable “literature” topping best-seller lists these days. That said, if you’re stocking up on great bad beach reads, we put together a handy guide to some of the most popular, if critically panned, options.

When the shoddily-written, semi-erotic novel 50 Shades Of Grey topped bestseller lists it was hardly the first sign literary standards were headed downhill. They’ve been headed that way for a while! You thought Twilight was bad, but are you familiar with Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter?

-Lauren Lipsay and Hillary Reinsberg

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