Friday, July 29, 2011

Books They Hated That Everyone Else Loved

Recently Huffington Post featured an article called "Books They Hated That Everyone Else Loved."  I thought this was interesting and while I don't agree with some of the books that they listed I thought it was time I fessed up and gave a chance for my friends and readers to also spill the beans.  Here are some of the books that it seemed everyone else loved, and while I didn't hate them they sure were not my favorite.

Evermore by Alyson Noel (2 stars).  I just couldn't get into this story.  There was too much going on and not enough explanations.  

Fallen by Lauren Kate (3 stars).  I absolutely love the covers of Lauren Kate's novels but the story just fell flat for me.  It was too confusing and I'm still not sure what happened.

Please don't kill me for this last one but...

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (3 stars).  Ok I completely agree that the story line was great and the novel itself was gripping, but the whole time reading it I was cringing and thinking about how bloody and gory it was.  The whole point of The Hunger Games arena was to kill other people for the pleasure of others.  My weak stomach couldn't handle it.

Now it's your turn for confession.  What novels do you dislike but it seems everyone else loves them? 


  1. I still have to read the Hunger Games trilogy. I really want to get those books asap. I haven't read Evermore, the only reason why is because lots of readers hated the book. ;)
    The book I didn't love was Need! I really thought that book was just strange and the main character just was off. ;) I also didn't love Hush Hush. For a while I wanted to read the segual, but after reading some reviews I decided not too. ;)

  2. This is a great post! =)
    I like the Evermore serious but it can be frustrating =(

  3. The gore in The Hunger Games didn't bother me but I think it will in the movie. I'm not sure why.

  4. I liked Evermore, thought Blue Moon was okay, and gave up after Shadowland. Ever was throughly frustrating, and Haven...meh. It's sad, because I had hopes for it.

    For books/series that people love that I don't would probably be: Hush, Hush; the Wondrous Strange books, and...Twilight.

  5. I haven't read The Hunger Games yet.

    I didn't like Shiver by Maggie Steifvater. I couldn't even finish it.

  6. I was the same way with The Hunger Games - it was almost a DNF for me but the thing with Rue turned it around and made me like Katniss a b it more to finish the book.

  7. Beautiful Creatures. It just went on and on and on and on. I agree with you about Fallen, too.
    Mary, A Book A Day


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