Friday, 8 January 2016

Most disappointing books of 2015 | Janu-Blog Day 8


 Nobody likes every book in the world - which is a shame because sometimes reading a dud book can feel like a waste of time. Nevertheless, we can learn from the books we didn't like and it's interesting to reflect on what didn't float your boat.


"Divergent" series by Veronica Roth -
 The hype surrounding this trilogy is colossal, and is equal to the interest that surrounded The Hunger Games series a couple of years ago (which I also read because of the hype, and I loved). The first book, Divergent, was pretty good - it was very fast-paced and exciting. Unfortunately, the second book, Insurgent, was very slow and not much happened. By the final book, I was done with the slow pace and gave up after around 150 pages. This was the most disappointing thing I read in 2015, simply because of the hype.

"The Humans" by Matt Haig -
 I loved "Reasons to Stay Alive" by Matt Haig in 2015 so I was very excited to read one of his pieces of fiction, especially as my friend Rachel loved it. I just found it boring and unbelievable. It tells the story of an alien who is sent to Earth to pose as a human, but he knows nothing about mankind. I finished it in the hope that it'd get better, but it didn't.

"Fangirl" by Rainbow Rowell -  
"Fangirl" was one of two Rainbow Rowell books I read in 2015 and it was the most dull read of the year. I hated the main character - I wanted to shake sense into her, she was so boring! The "climax" of the book wasn't exciting at all and the ending was as boring as the rest of it. This novel is very popular, with a 4.2 rating on Goodreads and a five-star rating from almost all of my friends who have read it. I just don't get it.

This is a short list, which is great because it meant that I enjoyed most of what I read in 2015! What books did you find disappointing last year?

 





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