Hey guys! Welcome back to my blog! Today I’ll be talking about some of the biggest disappointments for me so far in 2016. What I mean by disappointments is that I had really high expectations for a book and ended up not liking it. I gave these books a 3 star rating or lower btw. I hope you guys will find this blog post interesting haha.
- Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell. If you’ve been following my blog since the beginning, like before I restarted, you would know how much I dislike this book. I am definitely in the minority on this one but honestly I just really really didn’t like this book. This was my first Rainbow Rowell book and I was not impressed. I had a lot of problems with this book but my main one was Eleanor. I found her such a selfish and stupid character.I read Eleanor and Park I think around March. I really wanted to love it since it was so hyped up in the book community, but I just couldn’t… I gave this book a 2/5 stars. Very big disappointment for me 😦
- Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella. This book was just weird for me. I didn’t really go into this book with expectations because I did hear mixed reviews for it so I wasn’t too disappointed. The plot and the characters were all very dull and boring. I don’t think Sophie did a good job writing about Audrey’s anxiety either. I don’t have much else to say about this book really. I gave it a 2.5/5 stars.
- Burn for Burn by Jenny Han. This is the only book by Jenny Han that I didn’t like (I’ve read the TATBILB series and the Summer I turned Pretty series) and I think it was because it was co-authored by another person who’s name I really don’t care to remember. The plot was really stupid in my opinion, the characters were all dumb and childish and they had no depth. I hadn’t heard much about this series but all I heard were pretty good things. There are more books in this series but I have no interest in reading more. I gave this one a 2.5/5 stars
- The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks. I did not hate this book by any means, it just wasn’t what I was expecting. This book is really short which I don’t think was a good thing, after finishing it I felt like there was more that should have been included. This was one of Spark’s first novels I think and I could tell, the writing was a lot different than say the writing in The Longest Ride or See Me. I think his writing has definitely improved since this novel was published. I did really like the story line, but the characters kind of fell flat for me. I watched the movie for the first time as soon as I was done reading and loved it! I gave this book a 3/5 stars, not my favorite Nicholas Sparks book for sure. This was a disappointment for me because I was expecting to love it, but like I said I had a few issues with it.
- The Girl From Everywhere by Heidi Helig. I read this book the month it came out this year for a read a long on bookstagram. The plot was kind of confusing most of the time and I did not like the main character (I can’t even remember her name, how pathetic is that??) I don’t know if I was just not in the mood for a time travel book or I didn’t pay enough attention to details, but I didn’t like this book. And I’m not the only one, it only has a 3.7/5 stars on Goodreads. I might re-read this book to see if it was just me not paying attention that made the plot confusing of if it was just the writing soon. I gave this one a 3/5 stars.
- Between The Lines by Samantha Van Leer and Jodi Picoult. I kind of found this book strange. Definitely different. The way the whole fantasy world inside the book worked was weird. Almost every character in the book was annoying and the writing style was not my taste. I think the whole concept of a girl getting trapped inside her favorite book is pretty cool, but the story that she got pulled into was not for me. I gave this book a 2.5/5 stars or 3/5 I don’t remember.
So those were the books I felt were disappointing reads or really my Bottom 6 books of the year so far. I’m really sorry if your favorite book was on this list, it’s just my opinion!
Thanks for reading!