15 fad books you've forgotten

Sep 25, 2012


In her blog for Accredited Online Colleges, Rachel Higgins came up with a list of the "15 fad books you probably forgot about."

"Like pretty much anything else out there, literature still winds up enslaved to fads and trends — some positive, some negative, and others entirely neutral," Higgins wrote. "A few of the fads books out there still deserve academic and mainstream attention that, for some reason or another, fizzled when some other shiny read ambled on into the bookish sphere. Some probably never should've wasted valuable publishing resources in the first place, but at least give snarky Internet writers fodder. The following represent some, but by no means all, examples of faddish reads from across the quality spectrum."

She leads off the list with "Confessions of a Shopaholic" by Sophie Kinsella. "Credit card debt doesn't seem so sexy and glamorous 10 years later, does it? Sophie Kinsella's gushing love letter to rampant, irresponsible materialism (and, of course, the joys of manipulating a major rich hottie to pay it all off) is best left in the previous decade, a far safer locale than the recycling bin where it truly belongs!"

To read the rest of the list, click here.


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