The end of the year is here! I am SO ready for 2018 and some positive vibes for the New Year! But first, before we get to my favorite reads of 2017 (you’ll get that post tomorrow), here are my 2017 Disappointments! (Note: these books were not necessarily published in 2017, I just happened to read them in 2017.)
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The Nest by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney
Uggh. The characters here were just so unlikeable! This was the first book I read in 2017, and it tops my list of disappointing reads for the year. I was not impressed and don’t understand why this book has been so popular.
The Best of Adam Sharp by Graeme Simsion
This one almost took away the title of Most Disappointing Read from The Nest. It sure was close! The Best of Adam Sharp is unfortunately being made into a movie, and I’m hoping they change the horrific ending!
A Million Worlds with You by Claudia Gray
What happened here? I loved the first book of the Firebird Trilogy, A Thousand Pieces of You, and thought the second was okay, but the last book just fell totally apart and traveled through every cliché. This truly was disappointing, I had high hopes that the trilogy would end well.
Valley of the Moon by Melanie Gideon
No. No. No! I think I need to stay away from time travel books. I rarely enjoy them, and this one just did not make one bit of sense if you thought about it for too long. Plus, there was that cringe-worthy ending.
And here’s the one I think most of you will be up in arms over! But I’m sorry (not really sorry…). I just couldn’t with this book.
War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
I just don’t get it. I found this far too long and boring. Perhaps it was that I read this over a very, very long period of time (it took me over a year!) and so I kept getting pulled out of the book, but there was SO much that could’ve been edited out. There were a few sections that I did enjoy, but as a whole I just thought, blah.
Well, I was in fine form today. I’m sure there are people who love these books that I just blasted, and that’s wonderful! That’s the great thing about reading: we each get to form our own opinions of what we read, and we bring our own life and experiences to every book we read.
Stay tuned tomorrow for my Favorite Reads of 2017!
Have you read and hated any of these books? Loved these books? Please tell me why! REALLY – I would really love to know!