Books I Disliked But Still Glad I Read| Top Ten Tueday

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl to bring bookish friends together. A new topic is posted each week. This week’s prompt I found especially difficult, so it’s going to be a shorter list of five books. 

Nevernight by Jay Kristoff


I’ve written a whole review of why I didn’t like this book. In short this book solved a lot of problems in usual ya fantasy books, which is why I think people like it, but it created maybe even more. I’m still angry at those footnotes (which was the least of the problems). Still, glad to have read it since so many is praising it, but I’m not one of them.



Storm Glass by Maria V Snyder



I really liked Poison Study by Maria V Snyder and thought of her as a possible new fav author. Every other series I’ve read by her has proved this wrong, as it becomes unoriginal and the characters flat. Still glad I gave them a shot, think I will stop trying the series now.



We Were Liars by E. Lockhart



This book had its problems and overall it was too pretentious and predictable to like it. If you want the summer-house group story read “the summer I turned pretty” by Jenny Han instead. The mystery part wasn’t a big deal, as far as I remember. But it was enjoyable for a while, until it got boring and I can see why some people like it.


Ash by Malinda Lo



This book has got a lot of praise, but I didn’t like this one either. I think it’s a problem with me and Malinda Lo’s writing overall. I can like the plots, like in Legends, but it feels slow and I lose interest. Cute lesbian romance though.



The Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan


The book that made me give up on the heroes of olympus series, even if I loved the Percy Jackson series. I don’t think I’ve bothered to take up any other Riordan series since either, and it’s been four fucking years. That’s how bad it became. Good to have finished the series though.

4 thoughts on “Books I Disliked But Still Glad I Read| Top Ten Tueday

  1. Ally Writes Things May 15, 2018 / 11:29 pm

    I felt the same way about Ash! I was also super young when I read it and I think the f/f romance took me by surprise. But looking back, I was also just a little bored and confused? But I’m still glad I read it!

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  2. Greg Hill May 16, 2018 / 12:27 am

    I was kinda conflicted on We Were Liars. I liked that it was short and the rich-kids-on-an -island thing had me interested for a while, but I wasn’t sure how I felt when I was done. I still go back and forth I think…

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