Top Ten Tuesday

Books I Loved Less Than I Thought I Would

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and The Bookish.

I’ve missed a couple of Top Ten Tuesday’s the past few weeks due to things getting in the way, but today felt like a great topic for me to talk about books that I didn’t end up loving as much as I was hoping too.

I’ve  been recently struggling to read a few books lately because of the fact that I just haven’t been enjoying them.. some of those books being ones that I’ve seen hundreds of people absolutely love them.

I tend to feel guilty when that happens to me, but a few of you lovely readers told me not to stress about it, and that not everyone needs to love the same book. Which I agree 100%! Don’t feel guilty or upset that you didn’t end up loving a book that you feel 95% of the book community did. It’s good to have different opinions and likes than everyone else!

So without further ado, here are 10 books that I didn’t love as much as I hoped. I’m not going to go into detail to explain why I didn’t enjoy it, because all of them have pretty much the same reasoning. I simply didn’t feel myself get immersed into the world and I felt distant, or I let the hype get to me and I felt like the book didn’t meet my initial expectations.


1. Crooked Kingdom – Leigh Bardugo
2. Divergent – Veronica Roth
3. City of Fallen Angels / City of Lost Souls – Cassandra Clare
4. Eleanor and Park – Rainbow Rowell
5. Half Bad – Sally Green
6. Illuminae – Jay Kristoff and Aimee Kaufman 
7. The Night Circus – Erin Morgenstern
8. Truthwitch – Susan Dennard 
9. Blue Lily, Lily Blue – Maggie Steifvater
10. Captive Prince – C.S. Pacat

Is there any books that I listed here where you feel the same way? It’s interesting to here when there are people who didn’t love books that are so hyped up.

Until next time,

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3 thoughts on “Books I Loved Less Than I Thought I Would

  1. Feel the same with Crooked kingdom, I thought six of Crows was ALOT better and more action packed and although they were both good I think the hype for me let me down as they weren’t as good as I was expecting them to be 😔

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