Top Ten Tuesday – Books That I Had To Read But Didn’t Like

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly blog event hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. And this week’s topic is all about books that you didn’t really enjoy, but that you’re glad you read them.

1. Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas.

This book being on today’s list will probably surprise no one, I’m not exactly quiet about how much I disliked the book (and most of the series).  I’m glad that I read this book and gave it a chance, it had a lot of hype and I needed to form an opinion on it. I just hated everything about it.


2. Twilight by Stephenie Meyer.

This book I didn’t hate, I just didn’t really like. It was amusing in a terrible cheesy way, and I’m glad that I read the book despite it all.


3. The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger.

This is a classic that I had on my TBR for ages and ages, but finally got to read a few years back. I don’t regret reading it, but I hated the book a lot.  The main character was just so whiny and obnoxious, although I think if the character had been female I would have liked the story more.


4. Not Your Sidekick by C. B. Lee.

I’m always glad to read books with LGBTAQ+ representation, and I never regret it even if like with this book, I don’t end up loving them.  I wish the story had been more complex and the plot twists less obvious.

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5. My Sister Rose by Justine Larbalestier.

I’m actually really glad that I read this book, because it taught me that the horror genre isn’t something I should avoid. My tolerance for the creepy and crawly has gone up which makes me proud.  So even though I didn’t like the book I definitely didn’t waste time on it.

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6. Caraval by Stephanie Garber.

There was so so so much hype for this book, so I’m glad that I was able to read it and form my own opinion. But gosh did I dislike most everything about this book, it was really frustrating to read!

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7. The Fault in our Stars by John Green.

Again, this was hyped and so I had to read it. Although honestly I almost didn’t put this book on my list because part of me does regret reading it…Like with most of Green’s books it’s pretentious and annoying and predictable as hell. Still I feel like it’s one of those books that you have to have an opinion on, so oh well!


8. We Were Liars by E. Lockhart.

I thought the idea for this book was good, and I don’t think I wasted time on it. I just didn’t like it.


9. Uncommon Arrangements by Katie Roiphe.

Ah, this book was good for me to read. I loved seeing the different couples in history and how they navigated their relationships. The main reason I ended up not liking this book was the writer.  She had so many unnecessary biased opinions, as well as some biphobia going on and it just made me really pissed off.

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10. The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton. 

Again, I wasn’t 100% sure I should put this on my list. This book I gave three stars, as compared to all the rest of the books on the list that I gave one or two.  I’m glad I read this book, I liked the writing style. I just didn’t like the plot, and it wasn’t as good as I had been hoping it would be.

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What are you opinions on these books? Don’t forget to leave a link to your Top Ten Tuesday post, I’d love to read it!


8 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday – Books That I Had To Read But Didn’t Like”

  1. Catcher in the Rye is one of those recommended books I just didn’t get, like really this is a classic? The narrator is awful. I agree with you about The Fault in Our Stars. When it started on the narrative about going to Amsterdam and finding that author I fell out of love with the plot. Where is this going I thought!

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