I also read some crappers this year as well. Here are the books I would suggest to avoid.
Vilette (a sob story by the author of Jane Eyre. Here is a tip for publishers: if the writer has characters speak in a foreign language, put the translation at the bottom of the page, not in the back of the book. I got super tired of flipping back to the index every four paragraphs).
Princess of Mars (forget the predictable plot and annoyingly contrived character roles, the racial undertones of this novel was enough for me to want to throw it into the lake I was vacationing at).
Bleak House (I have never read a Charles Dickens novel that I enjoyed, but a someone told me that this one would be different. It wasn't. Never, ever again am I picking up Dickens).
Breakfast at Tiffany's Really surprised at how much I disliked this. I liked it more than the movie, but for all the rave reviews this book got I was left asking "so what?" at the end).
Children of Hurin (I thought I was a huge JRR Tolkein fan, but when it took me 3 weeks to get through 50 pages I knew that this book was a lost cause on me, boring!)