The other day I completed a book tag, and one of the questions asked me to name a book that everyone loved that I didn’t. I started thinking about it and realized that I actually could think of a few that I didn’t love the way it seems everyone else does, so I decided to write a post about it and share some of my unpopular book opinions. Please don’t shun me!! I also want to be clear that I have zero issue with anyone who did like any of these books – clearly I’m in the minority here because they are all highly rated! All titles link to Goodreads 🙂
So let me start by saying, I loved the first book in this series, and then progressively got more and more let down by it. The second book I thought was only okay, and then I really didn’t like the last book at all, however it’s sitting at a 4.15Sha overall rating on Goodreads. Clearly, I’m in the minority here!
This one seems to be really hit or miss for people, but overall, it has great ratings on Goodreads (it currently has an overall rating of 4.01). For me, I couldn’t get past the writing. I know it was written in a very unique style…but I hated it. I hated it enough to not read the rest of the books in the series, either.
I know, I know. I feel like I’m the only one ever who didn’t love this book, and honestly, I think the hype played into it. I didn’t hate the book, but I was bored though most of it and kept waiting for more because of how much I’d heard people rave about the book. This was a solid 2 stars for me, but has an overall rating on Goodreads of 4.36!!
This was another one that just didn’t live up to the hype for me. I’d heard so many people talk about how harrowing it was to read, and how emotional it made them because it was so traumatic. I didn’t feel that at all. I think I can chalk this one up to the fact that I read a lot of thrillers, so while the subject of this book is sad, yes, it was nothing I hadn’t read before in more graphic detail, so I didn’t feel as emotional as everyone else seemed to feel about it. I also hated something that happened toward the end that I felt like was really unrealistic. That said, Room has an overall rating on Goodreads of 4.02.
I really loved PS I Like You by the same author, so I was excited to read this one…and then subsequently let down. My problem with this one? I hated the main character. She was immature and stuck up, and maybe a younger audience would relate to it, but I definitely didn’t. This one has an overall rating on Goodreads of 3.92.
I hated this book SO.MUCH. I felt like every character was a horrible person! I wanted to like this one so much because when I read it, it was getting a lot of attention because the movie was coming out shortly after. I just absolutely hated the main character. She was incredibly cynical and often rude and just generally unlikeable, which made getting through the book difficult, to the point that I considered not finishing the book. The overall rating for this book on Goodreads is 3.87.
Ugh. This is another book that seems pretty polarizing, however the overall rating on Goodreads for the book is 3.85. I really didn’t like this one. I was bored, I hated the characters, and the end was predictable to me. I also struggled with the writing on this one. It just wasn’t for me.
With an overall rating of 3.8 on Goodreads, I had high hopes for The Good Girl, especially because I’ve heard really good things about the author. Unfortunately, almost everything in this book fell flat for me. Everything was really predictable, I didn’t connect to any of the characters, and I didn’t care what happened to them. The blurb on the book led me to believe that there would be a lot of suspense in this book, and to me, there was none. I honestly was bored throughout most of it, and there were a number of times I almost walked away from it and marked it as DNF.
**Alright, so now that I’ve made myself super vulnerable by sharing some of the books I didn’t love that I know are popular, it’s your turn! Where are some of your unpopular book opinions? Do you agree with any of the ones on my list? Let me know down in the comments!**