(EN) Bookending Summer: Popular books you didn’t get into

Posted juli 25, 2019 by Laurie in Boekenpraat, Booktags, Booktalk, English, events / 0 Comments

Some books get a real lot of hype. Sometimes that hype is something you really don’t get. In other words, some popular books are not your cup of tea. In this Bookending Summer prompt, hosted by Rachel, it’s time to face the truth and list the books which were very hyped up and I really didn’t like.

The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi

I wasn’t that sure about this book in the first place, because I found it really a look-a-like of Leigh Bardugo‘s Six Of Crows. Oh well, it was. It was boring and the plot lead to nothing. Furthermore, the forced French accents in the audiobook drove me nuts and everything was just vague and overall boring.

Priory Of The Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon

This is a beast of a book and honestly it bored me. It’s too big and in my opinion, so many pages could have been skipped. At least 400 of them. I quit reading this monster at 70% because I really couldn’t take it any longer. I still had 300 pages to go.

Descendant Of The Crane by Joan He

To be honest this is probably just a soft DNF as I started reading this in the middle of a heatwave. Yes, another heatwave than this one. Maybe I will pick it back up, but maybe not. I was just not feeling any connection to this story at all and I was already 22% in.

Becoming by Michelle Obama

Disclaimer: non-fiction is not really my genre. I know many people love Michelle, but this book wasn’t for me. I was bored and DNF’ed it at 25%.

Ready Player One by Ernest Kline

Uhm what even is this book? No, this was so not for me, I DNF’ed it pretty fast.

Furyborn by Claire Legrand

Chapter 4 and nope nope nope. The prologue was really promising, but many people seem to have noticed that. The chapters are so long and nothing happens really. The reviews are very very mixed, so this one already was somewhat insecure.

The Perks Of Being A Wallflower by Steven Chbosky

I rated this book 1 star, I really didn’t like it. Many people seem to do so though.

To Kill A Kingdom by Alexandra Christo

Another book with mixed reviews, although not as mixed as Furyborn. However, I found it pretty much…….. not my thing.

Everything, everything by Nicola Yoon

Nope nope nope nope is all I’m gonna say.

Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo

I mentioned this book before and I really liked Six Of Crows and the other books in the Grisha-verse, but Crooked Kingdom was just a 3-star rating instead of 5.

So far my list of popular books that aren’t for me. What’s on your list?


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