5 Popular Books I Liked Less Than Everyone Else


Hey, young bloods! This week, I'm linking up with The Broke and the Bookish to share the five books everyone else seems to love.....but I really don't. Without further ado, let's get to the books!

(And, as always, titles are links to those with reviews.)

5. Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

Now, I didn't dislike this one. I did enjoy it. But, except Wylan and Kaz, none of the characters were engaging, interesting, or vibrant at all. Plus, although the writing itself wasn't bad, it wasn't that good. This book fell so short of what it could have been, and I was pretty disappointed.

4. The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

Like Six of Crows, I did find The Raven Boys enjoyable. However, it was full of a ton of done-and-done-over stereotypes and tropes. Cute rich boy! Quirky and badass female protagonist! Brooding bad boy character! Everyone complains when books have one or two tired tropes, but this book has six or seven and it's beheld as the most original thing ever....?

3. Paper Towns by John Green

"JOHN GREEN!" everyone in the book community says, running about and flailing. "JOHN GREEN JOHN GREEN JOHN GREEN!"

"John Green?" I say, after reading this book, my introduction to the aforementioned apparent writing god. "John.....Green?"

Paper Towns started off promising, but it ended up even more trope-filled and unrealistic than The Raven Boys. I was hugely disappointed by this one.

2. It's Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini

Containing several healthy doses of instalove and transgender shaming, It's Kind of a Funny Story was almost certainly my least favorite read of 2016. I was so excited by the concept, and I was expecting a lot since it's a super hyped book. But I really, really didn't like it.

1. Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin

I mean, I literally DNFd this one, so I definitely didn't like it. The writing was some of the blandest I've ever come across, and the 100000 Jons were a constant source of confusion.

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So, let's chat! What are some popular books you liked less than everyone else? Have you read any of these books? What did you think of them? Comment below, and have an awesome day.

Namarië,
Ellie

20 comments:

  1. I'm eager to read Six of Crows because I read SO much about it, and it does sound interesting. But having seen Paper Towns, I can say, I doubt I'll ever read the book. The film was fine, but it's not something I care if I see again. Weird as it is, I think I prefer TFIOS, a story that I read and watched. :)

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    1. I hope you enjoy it more than I did! That makes perfect sense.

      - Ellie

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  2. I'm not a fan of John Green either. I didn't think Paper Towns was that amazing. I also was a little bit let down by It's Kind of A Funny Story.

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    1. IKR?! Maybe I just need to read a different John Green book, but I can't bring myself to pick up another after Paper Towns.

      - Ellie

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  3. Six of Crows? really? I
    I do want to read The raven Boys , but I am afraid that I won't like it because I already read another series by the same author and I did not like it.
    My TTT.

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    1. Was it the Wolves of Mercy Falls? I've been pretty leery of starting that one too.

      - Ellie

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    2. Yes, that one. I did not like it. So since then I have not read anything from her.
      Seems like a lot of people loved this Raven boys book, but I have seen it a lot in the "I liked less" list today.

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    3. I've not read that series, but I honestly don't think it looks that good. I would classify The Raven Boys as "pretty good, not great". I'd read it if I were you, but be warned that it doesn't get "great" until later in the series.

      - Ellie

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  4. It's a shame you didn't like Six of Crows!! I really enjoyed it ����

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    1. Haha, most people did. :) I wish I'd liked it more!

      - Ellie

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  5. I'm SUCH a black sheep when it comes to books, so I'm used to not loving books everyone else does. I'm with you on It's Kind of a Funny Story. I had a lot of issues with it. I did love The Raven Boys, but I'd be lying if there weren't certain things about the books that bug me (like Blue being NOT LIKE OTHER GIRLS).

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    1. Same! DEFINITELY. NOT. LIKE. OTHER. GIRLS.

      - Ellie

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  6. It's hard for me to get into a book by a male author, and Game of Thrones was one of the male-est of authors.

    https://readerbuzz.blogspot.com/2017/02/books-i-loved-much-more-than-i-thought.html

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  7. Game of Thrones was my number one for this list too XD I had such high hopes.

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    1. Saaaame! Especially since it's something - fantasy, political intrigue - I would usually adore.

      - Ellie

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  8. I have The Raven Boys sat on my shelf but haven't read it yet. I have to say I did laugh at your comments about the books :)
    My TTT

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    1. I hope you enjoy it more than I did :) Hah, thank you!

      - Ellie

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  9. I feel you-- I wasn't as happy as I felt I should be with Paper Towns. Everyone loves John Green so much and he is a good writer, but not like AMAZING you know?

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    1. Those are my thoughts, too!

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