By that I mean these are some books I pretended to like a lot more than I actually did when I first read them. My life is a lie. Some of these I have openly talked about not liking them as much as they had been hyped, others I lied about because I didn't want to be flayed alive by my friends. I finally feel the need to come clean with some books I wasn't entirely impressed by. Honestly, I don't even know how to rank these books because I feel very guilty about every single one of them, so it's up for your interpretation.
I've talked about being unimpressed by this one before, this is nothing new. I do remember giving it a higher rating than I thought it deserved when I originally read it because back then I hated giving out low star ratings and I didn't want people to come for me because everyone is so die hard about this series. I liked it, but it wasn't love.
2. The Darkest Minds
I don't know if I've ever even mentioned not caring for this book, or even if I've ever mentioned this book on my blog at all, but here I am, saying I could give zero fucks about anything that happened in this book. I don't even really remember what happened other than there were powers and I think characters were grouped by colors or something and I think the protagonist stowed away in a car or something? Maybe? I don't know, all I know is I don't think it was worth the hype.
3. Red Queen
My two friends who are readers, I trust there opinions about books so much, so I figured, if the two of them were raving about this book so much, then it must be a holy grail of a book. It was okay. I'm not really that overcome with love for it. I'll probably read the rest of the series eventually, not soon, but someday.
I read this the around 7th grade. I liked it, it was pretty good I had recently read the Hunger Games and it had a lot of similarities, so I was content. Then, what struck me was all the other little seventh graders who all fell in love with the book. They were going on like it was the greatest thing to ever have existed and I just didn't care that much. I would have liked the book a lot more if everyone wasn't shoving it in my face all the time.
5. Anna and the French Kiss
Even back when I read this book, the element of cheating made me very uncomfortable. I did not have a good time reading this book at all because I was so anxious about Anna and her terrible decision making skills. It was cute and did have some good moments, but at the same time I also felt intense pressure to like this book because everyone and their mother loved this book. This is my sister's favorite book of all time. I'm in a corner with this one.
6. Pride and Prejudice
Usually when talking about favorite classics this comes to the forefront of everyones minds. Which is why when I started it there were heavy pressures for me to enjoy it. I liked it, but i think there are lots of better classics out there, Jane Eyre for one.
7. The Geography of You and Me
I actually hated this book and I just didn't want to admit it at the time because my friends loved it so much. Jennifer E. Smith's writing style just isn't for me. I can say that without a shadow of a doubt.
8. Since You’ve Been Gone
Another books where the main love interest is in a relationship with someone else. I also thought this book would be a lot wilder than it ended up being. I don't think it was really worth the pedestal it was placed on.
This was one of the books I read early on in my reading career and while I wasn't that impressed, I still really enjoyed it. Now with more experience with Maggie Stiefvater's writing I can honestly say that it definitely wasn't her best book. Back in the day this book was hyped up so much, I can't even begin to explain it. I liked it, but it didn't change me in any way.
10. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
This is the one I feared talking about the most. This book wasn't the greatest book I had ever read. It probably isn't even in my top 200 favorite books. But I did like it. I liked the premise and I liked it's uniqueness. I think this story is getting better with each book, this first book just didn't do it for me the way it seems to be doing it for everyone else.
I actually had another one in mind that I really wanted to mention, but I forgot it the moment I went to write it down. So maybe one day I will make another list, if I ever remember what that book was.
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