OH! Let the unpopular opinions commence! And, apparently, I have a lot of them. For some reason it’s always easier to come up with the books I didn’t like opposed to the books that I liked. I don’t know why. And just because I didn’t like these, it doesn’t mean that they’re bad by any means. Someone out there loves them! But just not me lol
Side note to all participants – I will do my best to make sure everyone is added to the list today. But my day is chaos. I have a massive order to ship out to our distributor and I also need to get things in place to pick up a new (to me) vehicle today! So I’ll be running around like a chicken with my head cut off! I will add everyone and then come back and comments on your posts tomorrow. Sorry! Things always seem to happen on Tuesdays!
Top 5 Tuesday is a weekly meme where I explore different topics. If you are interested in participating I would love to have you! Here is a list of my Upcoming topics in April – please remember to ping back a specific post of mine so I get a notification and I will add you to the participants list!
GONE GIRL BY GILLIAN FLYNN
Literally the only book I ever rated 1 star. Also the only book to ever make me so angry I literally threw it across the room.
HEARTLESS BY MARISSA MEYER
I wanted SO badly to love this book. SO BADLY! I loved the Lunar Chronicles so much, and this one is a retelling of the Red Queen who is one of my favourite fairy tale characters. But it just fell flat for me. There wasn’t enough anger and attitude until the very last minute. Not to mention that she repeated herself so many times. We get it. You want to bake. But I don’t need you to remind me on literally every page!! I still love Marissa Meyer though!
FLAME IN THE MIST BY RENÉE AHDIEH
Yet another example of a book I wanted to love because I loved the authors previous books. The Wrath and the Dawn was a series that I will love forever. It grabbed my emotions harder than I ever expected. But this one fell flat just like Heartless did. I didn’t care for the characters and I found myself getting confused as to who was who, and what was happening. I don’t plan to continue with this series.
LADY MIDNIGHT BY CASSANDRA CLARE
I’m so over the Shadowhunters. It’s not that she’s a bad writer. The Infernal Devices trilogy was absolutely glorious!!! But I think that I’m just bored with the shadow hunters. I wish we could see something different from her. This one just felt like the same recycled storyline all over again.
FANGIRL BY RAINBOW ROWELL
I honestly think that if I had read this when I was a teenager I would have loved it. But reading it in my 30’s, I found it so annoying. I didn’t enjoy the characters at all and I didn’t like their choices even more. I wanted to reach through the book and shake their heads and tell them to grow a spine. I know, you’re all gasping and hate me now. I accept this! lol
AND BECAUSE 5 JUST WASN’T ENOUGH:
There are a few other books that I want to add to this list as well!
- Paper Towns by John Green – Possibly my least favourite John Green book. The “missing girl” is the most selfish person on earth.
- Final Girls by Riley Sager – The ending of this book made literally no sense. Reminded me a lot of Gillian Flynn. The ‘killer’ was there as a shock value but made no sense at all and the strings just didn’t connect.
- Where’d You Go Bernadette – The mother is a garbage human
TOP 5 TUESDAY PARTICIPANTS:
- Books, Baking, and other questionable hobbies
- Perspective of a Writer
- Weaving Life
- The Girl With All The Books
- Malanie Loves Fiction
- Birdie Bookworm
- Beach Bookworm
- Kristin Kraves Books
- Ally Writes Things
- Robyn Reads Books
- Jillian The Bookish Butterfly
- A Simply Enchanted Life
- Shades Of Paper
- Bookishly Rebecca
- Hanna Reads
- Cairene Librarian
- Life Should Be Lit
- Beware of the Reader
- Stuck In Fiction
I sincerely hope that my opinions don’t make anyone mad. These are some well loved books I’m talking about. They’re not bad, they’re just not for me! And I noticed that a lot of the problems I had were with characters. There’s a certain character type that I just don’t enjoy reading about. What books do you not enjoy that others seem to love?
Until next time, happy reading!