Ten Books I Loved Less/More Than I Thought I Would (recently or all time) — or you could do something like books I liked more/less than everyone else. From The Broke and the Bookish.
My last review, for Heartless, was one where I seem to have felt really, really differently from the majority of reviewers, which got me thinking. So I decided to go for the ‘less than’ topic. Most of the books on this list, I don’t actually think are bad I just wasn’t as impressed as other reviewers, or as I had expected to be.
10 Books I liked Less than Everyone Else
Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She’s “Learned” by Lena Durham
This is the absolute top of the books I dislike. I hated this book, it was so dull and Durham got on my nerves endlessly.
My Rating: 1 star – Goodreads Rating: 3.33 stars
The Witch by Shirley Jackson
I’ve like other Jackson stories, I just didn’t get this one.
My Rating: 1 star – Goodreads Rating: 3.57 stars
Ghost Story (The Dresden Files #13) by Jim Butcher
This is one of my absolute favorite series but I definetly felt like this book was the weak link.
My Rating: 2 stars – Goodreads Rating: 4.25 stars
Vicious (Vicious #1) by V.E. Schwab
I was bored and didn’t care about the characters at all. I’m so glad I gave Schwab another try though because I loved A Darker Shade of Magic.
My Rating: 2 stars – Goodreads Rating: 4.24 stars.
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
I just found this one a bit patronising and repetitive.
My Rating: 2 stars – Goodreads Rating: 3.81 stars.
The Wrath & the Dawn (The Wrath and the Dawn #1) by Renee Ahdieh
I did enjoy this book, just not as much as everyone else. Too much romance maybe? Or too much hype? I’m not sure.
My Rating: 3 stars – Goodreads Rating: 4.21 stars.
Unhinged (Splintered #2) by A.G. Howard
I liked books 1 and 3 but this one definately felt like a filler to me. Not enough plot, not enough Wonderland and far too much Jeb.
My Rating: 3 stars – Goodreads Rating: 4.27 stars.
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
I struggle a bit with magical realism I think (although I adored When the Moon Was Ours) but mostly I think this was another hype problem. I did enjoy it, just not as much as I expected.
My Rating: 3 stars – Goodreads Rating: 4.03 stars.
City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments #1) by Cassandra Clare
The world and setting and some of the background characters are really interesting, but the main characters just ruined it all for me.
My Rating: 3 stars – Goodreads Rating: 4.12 stars.
A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses #1) by Sarah J. Maas
Sacralige, I know. Another one I did actually really like, it just didn’t blow my mind the way it seems to have for others.
My Rating: 3.5/4 stars – Goodreads Rating: 4.12 stars.