So for the past couple of weeks,I’ve been having a lot of trouble getting into the books I was reading, which is why I haven’t really posted anything.So today I decided to write a post talking about some books which I really don’t like. Because while it’s fun to write about books you do like, it’s even funner to write about books you don’t.
1.Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
This book is just so overrated and problematic and just a horrible portrayal of depression.The problem with Asher’s book is that they’re so easy to read so you fly through it but at the end you’re just like why did I read this? The reasons why Hanna Baker killed herself are so clear and pinpointed which is such an unrealistic portrayal of life.It’s never that easy to pinpoint. Honestly this book is so frustrating and I hate that this is so popular.
2.Made You Up by Francesca Zappia
This is another book where the portrayal of mental of illness is so bad. The girl is schizophrenia but it’s such a stereotypical portrayal of the illness and you can really tell that there wasn’t that much research put into it.plus it was super confusing and made no sense. I wrote a review of this on tumblr if you’re interested.
3.Going Bovine by Libba Bray
I love Libba Bray’s Gemma Doyle Trilogy and I love The Diviners, but this book was so weird and I don’t even know how to describe it. I honestly felt like I was reading something that someone wrote while high because it just was that weird. While there was some redeeming aspects, the majority of the book was just plain bad and weird. This book really wasn’t for me.
4.The Sin Eater’s Daughter by Melissa Salisbury.
I honestly forgot about this book but I was looking through my books to see what books I didn’t like and I saw this. From what I remember this book was not executed well at all and was one of those cases where it could have been really good but it wasn’t. Also there was a really horrible love triangle so yeah.
5.I’ll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson.
This book was such a disappointment. The Sky is Everywhere is an amazing book but this was so not good. It was trying so hard to be lyrical and deep and it just wasn’t. I think this book was definitely a case of “it’s not you, it’s me.” but I was still very disappointed and very underwhelmed.
What are some books you really don’t like?