Today I am back with a Top 5 Wednesday prompt! I have been running low on ideas for posts, so I thought I would just go back to Top 5 Wednesday. This week’s prompt is “books I disliked but loved to discuss”.
“Some books we disliked or they were just okay, but they still have a lot of discussion points to sink your teeth into.”
They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera
I got an ARC of this book before it came out and it was the first Adam Silvera book I read. The reason I didn’t like it is that I thought it was too slow and uninteresting. It is fun to discuss because on goodreads, it is a very loved book! This really surprises me because I don’t know how other readers had the patience to get through it.
When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon
This book makes me a little bit angry. When I read it, I noticed that the writing was quite poor and the main characters were mean. It was a struggle to get through this book because whenever I opened it, I just wanted to stop reading. I guess I don’t really understand or condone some of the actions from the characters, as they treated others with malice.
The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen
I don’t think I even finished this book. I picked it up because a booktuber had recommended it, and when I read it I found it was incredibly slow. I know I use the book being “slow” as a criticism a lot, but it is something that really bugs me! I may have a short attention span or something, so when nothing really happens in a story, I cannot bring myself to keep reading.
The Chemist by Stephenie Meyer
When I found out that Stephenie Meyer was releasing a new book, I was very excited to read it. I thought it would be similar to Twilight, which is a series I was obsessed with many years ago. Turns out it was nothing like Twilight! Well, I knew that before going in. I liked thrillers and The Chemist was classified as a thriller, even though it definitely felt more like a spy/action book. It was just an awful book. Halfway through reading it, I still didn’t know what it was about. I think I only skimmed the last third.
Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
I didn’t altogether hate Throne of Glass. I’ve never really gotten into reading fantasy and I guess I just don’t understand the appeal of it. I wasn’t interested in the plot or the love triangle, and continuing the series was not something I wanted to do. So many people love this series, so it is kind of nice when I see someone who agrees with me.
I am sorry if I trashed a book that you liked! Feel free to let me know your different opinions on any of these books, or if you also don’t like these.