So another suggestion from Nicky and I’m taking it! I feel like I’ve regretted reading a lot of books, either because they didn’t live up to my expectations or they were just not what I wanted at the time.
This Man by Jodi Ellen Malpas: This book has to be one of my top biggest regrets. I read it about 2 years ago and it still makes me angry thinking about it. I'm not actually sure I finished it to be completely honest. It’s basically a Fifty Shades of Grey but it was so messed up. People who think Fifty Shades was bad, obviously did not read this book. And I liked fifty shades! This guy went so far beyond possessiveness, I wouldn't even know what to call it. I have read another book by the same author though and really enjoyed it, but I definitely would not recommend This Man.
Say What You Will by Katie McGovern (review): I don’t know why I decided to read this but it was not enjoyable at all. I remember having to force myself to finish it. From what I remember this girl has some sort of disability and she wants a normal high school experience so instead of having a personal aid with her all the time, her mum hires some of her peers to walk around with her. Basically she buys her daughter friends and then of course theres some rance in there and some really messed up stuff happens and yeah. I really wish I hadn’t read that.
The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson (review): There was so much hype for this book and I just don’t understand it. After hearing everyone and their dog rave about this book, and being the total sheep that I am, had to read it but I really wish I hadn’t. Basically this girls sister dies and then she writes a bunch of poetry to get through it and ends up getting together with her sister’s boyfriend as well as some neighbour??? To me, this was all sorts of messed up and totally unrealisitc. I didn't feel anything for the characters at all and literally had to force myself to finish it.
Keeping the Moon by Sarah Dessen (review): I normally like Sarah Dessen’s books but I think this one was just a bit young for me.I remember reading this while babysitting and nearly falling asleep while reading it. I didn’t like the characters, I thought they were boring and it just wasn’t what I was wanting out of a Sarah Dessen book. I think the main reason I didn’t like this was because there wasn’t much romance in it and that’s my favourite part and so it’s kind of turned me off reading her books now, which is why I regret reading this.
Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon (review): People are still raving about this book. I think about 6 months ago was when I first heard about it. Nothing but rave reviews either. Everyone and their bloody dog loved this book except for me. It was so boring and predictable. I probably would have liked it if it weren’t for all of the hype around it, but alas, I didn’t.
We All Looked Up by Tommy Wallach (review): I really didn’t like this one. I won an ARC of this and I just found it to be boring, repetitive and predictable. I’m pretty sure I skimmed the last 50 pages.
Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy (review): I only read this book because I was sent it to review. I had never heard anything about it but from the blurb I thought it was going to be one of those “love yourself, just be yourself” sort of books but it really wasn’t. It was boring and took me like a week to read. It wasn’t until after I finished it that I realised that I had actually read something by the author that I also really didn’t enjoy.
The Sleeper and the Spindle by Neil Gaiman (review): This is my most recent regret. I just don’t know what to think of this one. I won it a while ago and then I heard a YouTuber talking about it and it sounded interesting. But then I read it. I just can’t. If all Neil Gaiman books are like this then I don’t understand the hype for him because this was pretty bad, at least according to me anyway.
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