Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Lainey. You basically get a new topic every Wednesday, and you list your Top 5 books related to that topic. Head over to the Goodreads group, and add your name to the list of Wednesday-ers if you’re interested in participating!
Today’s topic is “Top Five Books of 2015,” but I’ve already compiled a Top Books of 2015 for a Top Ten Tuesday post, so it didn’t make sense for me to do it again. So, I thought I’d share with you some of the biggest disappointments of 2015. This will be a controversial post, because all of these books have huge fan-bases and passionate readers. I’m not trying to offend anyone, I promise. These are just my opinions, and will remain what they are – opinions. Having said that, I would never discourage people from reading the books listed below because what did not work for me may work for you.
I have full reviews up for all these books, and I’ll link them so you can check them out and learn more about my disappointments…
5. P.S. I Still Love You (To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before #1) by Jenny Han
Didn’t live up to the first book at all. The love triangle thrown in there was totally unnecessary and took away so much from the original story. I also couldn’t stand the protagonist in this one. You can read my full review over here.
4. The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton
This read a lot like a bunch of tiny biographies mashed together rather than a cohesive tale. I was expecting a lot more than I got. You can learn more about my thoughts here.
3. Red Queen (Red Queen #1) by Victoria Aveyard
This was a book that was so hyped that I couldn’t not go into this excited as all hell. But I thought this reminded me too much of too many different YA novels. I tried to look past it, but I couldn’t. And I saw that twist coming from like 2000 miles away. Full review here.
2. Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover
Awful. Terrible people as main characters, and the worst part is, Hoover tries to make them seem like good people in complicated situations. No, you’re all just shit people. I don’t like reading about self-righteous little shits. No thanks. Full review here.
1. Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass #4) by Sarah J. Maas
Maas butchered this series. She butchered the characters, and she tried to cover it up but I did not buy it. All for the sake of a ship. Ugh. Here’s my spoiler-free, unhelpful review, and this is my spoiler discussion.