Last week we talked about the 5 books I liked that others didn’t, well this week for Top 5 Tuesday, our topic is Top 5 books I Didn’t Like That Others Loved. Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by Shanah @ Bionic Book Worm, so make sure to check out her page for the prompts and join us on the conversations we have on Tuesday’s.
1. Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
This actually applies to this entire trilogy. It was a HUGE let down. The first two books were okay… but the last book was even worse. The characters really annoyed me, mostly Mal and I just didn’t find the story interesting enough. I also didn’t see the hype surrounding Leigh Bardugo’s writing. Don’t get me wrong, I didn’t have any issues with the writing but I didn’t see anything that was a super wow factor either.
2. Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
I read this book last year before the movie came out and I didn’t know a lot about it when I started it. It’s almost 500 pages and it’s about a girl who dies and wakes up to relive the same day for 7 days. So it is very repetitive and a lot of the same things happen every single day. I was so bored with this story but I can understand why others love it for its message of treating others how you want to be treated.
3. The Girls by Emma Cline
This one, I read in 2016 and it was my worst read of the year. To this day, I think I still consider it the worst. I had no connection with the characters and the story was not my style. It’s a historical fiction that takes place in California in the 60s about a cult. I found myself cringing throughout the book and not really wanting to push through it. But I did… and I shouldn’t have.
4. The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
I had never heard of this book or seen the movie but my husband told me that the movie was pretty good so I decided to give the book a try. It wasn’t what I was expecting. I didn’t hate it but I didn’t love it either. I felt the same way about the movie as well.
5. Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
This is another one that I didn’t hate but also didn’t love and I didn’t see the hype surrounding it. I was really disappointed with the ending and the story itself wasn’t strong enough for me.
I love reading unpopular opinions and I hope that you have enjoyed this post. Please don’t be offended if these are some of your favorite books. I totally respect that! Thanks for reading, cya!