Since we are nearing the end of the year, I’d like to talk about the books I really liked, and those I didn’t like, starting with the latter. This is a list of top ten books I was most disappointed by. These are not necessarily books I hated, these are just the books I was most let down by. Also, just because I was disappointed by these books doesn’t mean there is anything wrong in liking them. This is NOT a personal attack on those who liked these books.
When Dimple met Rishi by Sandhya Menon
I did not think this was a bad book by any means.In fact, I thought it was a fun breezy read. However, the problem was it was so frickin hyped up. People were saying it is the best thing since sliced bread, yet I did not really think it was that great. I thought Dimple was a bit of a Mary Sue, and the romance progressed way too quickly. I was interested in the coding camp background, but we never got to see anything about it, it seemed like it was inserted just to show how nerdy Dimple was.
Neverwhere and The Ocean at the end of the Lane by Neil Gaiman.
I really wanted to like Neil Gaiman’s books, yet, somehow they simply don’t do it for me. I guess I am not really one for magical realism. I prefer my fantasy with at least some kind of logic in it.
Arranged Marriage by Chitra Banarjee Divakurni
I went into this with really high expectations as I really liked the one other book I had read by Divakurni. However, this was a real let down for me. This is a collection of short stories revolving around the lives of a bunch of Indian American women, mostly from traditional backgrounds. I felt that almost all the stories we’re the same, and lacked variety.
This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab
I had super high expectations for this as I had heard great things about this author. However, I found out it just didn’t do it for me. I still want to read her other books though.
Hide and Seek by James Patterson
James Patterson is another author I had heard great things about. However I found this book really boring. I thought the characters were really cliched, and the plot twists failed to grab my interest.
The Gender Game by Bella Forrest.
I thought the concept behind this book was really unique and interesting. However, it ended up being a rather cliched YA dystopian. I thought the world building wasn’t very good, and I disliked the main character.
Eileen by Otessa Moshfegh.
This is another book I didn’t hate by any means, but I thought it promised a lot more than it delivered. The twists in the book did not blow my mind, and altogether, it was really slow.
I was quite let down by this book. I had heard a bunch of great things about it, but I just found it really unrealistic. I thought the romance was really cheesy, and I felt the author didn’t do a very good job capturing the feelings of a girl brought up the way the main character was.
Horns by Joe Hill
This was another book I found kind of enjoyable, but I expected a lot more.
Now I know that this was a really negative post, but I promise I’ll erase the negativity with positivity by making a post on my favorite books as soon as possible.