Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Artsy Reader Girl. Each week I will make a list of 10 books, authors or other bookish things surrounding a certain topic. Today, I’m talking about 6 books that left me disappointed. Yet somehow, I’m still glad I read them? I only chose 6 because I really wasn’t feeling glad I read any of the other disappointing books I’ve read and I didn’t want to lie to you just to make it to 10.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by Jack Thorne & John Tiffany // I’m going to be honest: I absolutely hated this script. Sorry not sorry. But I’m glad I read it, because I want to keep up to date with the Harry Potter franchise. Even though I hated everything about this.
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald // Another one that I intensely disliked. Yet I’m glad I read it, mostly because it is such a classic. I always hear everyone talking about this book, so I felt like I had to give it a go too. I did. Hated it. But at least I tried, you know?
The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger // Another one I’m only glad I read because it’s such a cult classic. Everyone seems to love this book, and I really wanted to watch the movie adaptation too. Guess what? I definitely won’t be watching because I didn’t enjoy this book (and thought it had a lot of problematic aspects).
Before I Let Go by Marieke Nijkamp // I’m glad I read this book because I want to support Marieke. I know it may seem silly, but you got to support the Dutch or Belgian authors if you’re Dutch-speaking. And I really loved her debut! This one just wasn’t for me.
The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins // I can’t remember when I read this, but it sure was one of the most disappointing books of that year. I just found myself bored and annoyed throughout the whole read, which isn’t a very good sign when you’re reading a thriller. But I am glad I gave it a go, because I want to read more thrillers and people really seemed to enjoy this one.
The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness // I’m also glad I read this because of the hype surrounding this series (and this author in general). I want to read all of your favorite books too, and this seemed to fit the bill. And it’s not like I hated it… The writing style just really wasn’t for me. This book was a tad too chaotic (ha!).
Have you read any of these books? What did you think of them?