I hope everyone had a great Christmas! Mine was very laid back that’s for sure. I’m here to give you my least favorite books of 2017. I’ve DNF’D quite a few books unfortunately. I don’t like to waste my time reading books I’m not enjoying. The only time I will finish a book I’m not quite enjoying is if I see potential. Anyway, let’s get to the books.
Hit the Ground Running by Alison Hughes: This book was cute but there was no “meat” to the story. I could predict what would happen in the end. If you do want a fun adventure that you can read very quickly then this is it, but it wasn’t for me.
The Sun and Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur: I read Milk and Honey a couple of years ago and for some reason I really loved it. Now that I think about it I would probably change my rating of it. I miss reading poetry that I had to read in school. After reading The Sun and Her Flowers it made me appreciate how much I had to analyze with traditional poetry. Yes, some of the poems in The Sun and Her Flowers or Milk and Honey may be heartbreaking and I understand but I didn’t like how it was written. I think I just like being complicated. I appreciate what Rupi Kaur was trying to say though. I’m glad there are people out there that talk about those topics.
A Line in the Dark by Malinda Lo: I started this book hoping I would really like it. I ended up skimming the last half of the story because I was bored. Maybe I didn’t give it a chance but the characters didn’t stick out enough for me and they were just bothersome. The first page really caught my attention and then it just went downhill and I was very disappointed. There were other books that I really wanted to get to.
The Amber Spyglass by Philip Pullman: I DNF’d this book. I couldn’t even explain to you what happened from what I read. It was boring and not memorable. I gave it a chance and made it to about 50% but I just couldn’t get myself through it and I never found myself wanting to pick it up. I loved The Golden Compass and I just can’t figure out why the sequels to it were just blah.
Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo: This is probably in the top three of my least favorite books. The dialogue did nothing to progress the story along and there wasn’t much description. I struggled to get through it. The characters weren’t very well-developed so I couldn’t connect. My favorite was probably Diana, and isn’t that just a given when it comes to Wonder Woman? You can’t not like her. I felt like the story was very rushed. I know a lot of people loved it but I just couldn’t. That doesn’t mean that I’m giving up on Leigh Bardugo as an author. I just didn’t like this particular book.
Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough: I didn’t DNF this book because I was constantly waiting for something to happen. All of the characters annoyed me and it was really predictable until the weird ending happened. I didn’t understand the point of it and it just made me so angry. I wanted to throw the book at the wall while I was reading it.
What did you think of these books? Let me know in the comments! Be respectful and happy reading. (If I don’t post anything until after New Years, then HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!! Please have fun but remember to stay safe)