Top 5 Tuesday: Top 5 Books I Didn’t Like That Others Loved


Hello bookworms!
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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

19 thoughts on “Top 5 Tuesday: Top 5 Books I Didn’t Like That Others Loved

  1. I dnf the leigh bardugo bc…..welllll… just wasn’t six of crows and I felt horrriblllleeee bc once I start comparing to soc there really is no chance. I actually read before I fall in middle school and at the time it helped me through the HELL that is being 13 but now I think the book’s kind of boring

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    1. I can definitely see that if I had read Before I Fall when I was younger, I might have enjoyed it a lot more. It is about high school girls so I can see that being beneficial to someone in that age group.

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  2. samesamesame on grisha and the girls! i had to dnf the grisha trilogy in the middle of the second book (because mal is so so so so so boring mainly) and i just found the girls to be soooo mehhhh. haven’t read before i fall but i will be sure to stay away :p

    also i hated the grisha books but really loved the six of crows duology so don’t give up on leigh bardugo entirely!!

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  3. I feel the same way about The Girls and The Lovely Bones! I made myself finish them even though they both kept giving me headaches because I felt like once I got to the end I would understand why so many people loved them.. but that didn’t happen. I was so disappointed.

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  4. I adored the Lovely Bones in high school. I thought it was just so great and so heartbreaking. I recently reread it as I had obtained it at a thrift store and for the life of me, I can’t figure out why high school Lacy loved it. lol. I didn’t hate it but I was just like “why was I so in love with this book?”

    I also picked up The Girls because I had seen it floating around on GR without knowing what the synopsis is because I’m awesome like that. lol. Hopefully I enjoy it as I love reading about cults. I’m sorry that you didn’t like it. There is always next time.

    Great post! ❤

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