Top 5 Tuesday: Hyped Books I didn’t like

Hey, guys!
It’s Tuesday, which means it’s time for a bookish favorites post. Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by Meeghan over on Meeghan Reads and is quite simple: check out the topic and write a post with your picks.
Today is going to be the final day of our little hyped books mini-series. Let’s talk about some hyped books I didn’t enjoy!

#1 A Court of Thornes and Roses

Hear me out on this one! ACOTAR was pretty much everywhere so I succumbed and checked it out. The first novel was very underwhelming to me. I was intrigued enough to read the next books, which I really enjoyed. But the first ACOTAR book is a bit of a disappointment.

#2 The Perks of Being a Wallflower

This might be the most controverisal book on this list. I know many people love The Perks of Being a Wallflower but for me, there was practically nothing about this novel that I enjoyed. Just nope.

#3 The Devil Wears Prada

You might have seen the movie based on this book which is funny and charming. That led me to give the novel a shot but, oh boy, I shouldn’t have. I wanted to fling this book out the damn window. While the film deserves all the hype, the book, most certainly, does not.

#4 The Girl on the Train

I remember being at the cinema and seing the trailer for the upcoming adaptation of The Girl on the Train. I was intrigued but because I am me, I just had to read the book first. Everybody seemed to love it, so how bad could it be?
Maybe the what I refer to as “crazy bitch” genre just isn’t for me, but this novel was not working for me in any capacity.

#5 Paper Towns

I’ve talked about this before but other than The Fault in Our Stars there isn’t a single John Green book I have ever enjoyed. In fact, I read Paper Towns just after that, thinking I would love it. Wrong. This book was so fucking annoying, there are few characters I hate more than Margo. This really did not live up to the hype at all.

What’s a hyped book you didn’t like? Let me know in the comments!

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8 thoughts on “Top 5 Tuesday: Hyped Books I didn’t like

  1. I heard The Devil Wears Prada was a major improvement on the book as it’s one of those rare cases where the film is better than the book. I usually don’t read books that are adapted into film as I think they’re just different mediums as the film can sometimes improve on the book.

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  2. I was expecting to see more John Green on lists today… but apart from my own and Kaya’s, yours is the first one I’ve seen!! You’ve also got allies with a few of the others as I’ve seen ACOTAR a couple of times today. It’s definitely not for everyone!! 😂

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