Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday #10 – DNF/Underwhelming Books!

Today’s topic of Top Ten Tuesday is books I DNF’d too quickly and this one is a bit difficult for me.

I don’t necessarily have a policy against not finishing books because I do try to push myself through them, even if I’m not enjoying it as much as I thought I would. That said, there are a few books that I’ve tried and just have never been able to make it through.

Since there are not that many, I have decided to split this week’s top ten up into two sections. The first part is for those few books I wasn’t able to finish. The second part is for the books that just never lived up to the hype for me. This can either mean that I gave them a really low rating, or they just weren’t as good as I envisioned them being. Let it also be known that there are only 7 books on this week’s list … it’s just all I could think of for this week!

Books I DNF

Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl

This is one of those books that I tried picking up several times and just could never get into it. It was just so boring to me, even though it had so much hype surrounding it at the time. I actually don’t regret not reading this book though, and I have no intentions of giving it another chance.

Hunger by Michael Grant

I loved the first book in this series, Gone. It was a great summer read and I remember vividly devouring the book at my cottage over a weekend. I even remember my Dad picking the book out for me because he was tired of how quickly I was reading books and he thought that Gone was a big enough size to keep me going for a while (he was wrong, ha!). Quickly after finishing it, I grabbed Hunger. I tried three times to read this book and I just could never get into it. I never finished it and I didn’t continue the series.


Underwhelming Books

A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro

I definitely wanted to love this book and it just fell so flat. I was really underwhelmed the entire time I read it and it certainly did not live up to the hype surrounding it, nor the hype I had created in my head.

The Cruel Prince by Holly Black

This one was such a conflicting book for me. If you’ve read my review, then you know that I liked this book but then at times I didn’t. I definitely will be picking up the sequel, so I guess that means I enjoyed it. But overall, I don’t think it lived up to the hype for me.

The Thousandth Floor by Katharine McGee

I did enjoy this book, and will be continuing with the series at some point. But overall, I found this book to be confusing at times and felt like I needed more explanation on the inner workings of this futuristic world.

The Black Witch by Laurie Frost

There’s a lot of controversy surrounding this book which is why I chose not to review this book on my blog. But, it was certainly a book I was intrigued about and thought I was going to love and in the end, it fell flat. It wasn’t a terrible book, but just not a favourite.

Geekerella by Ashley Poston

Ugh, I wanted to love this one and yet, I just did not. It was a solid read but definitely did not live up to the hype that was created in the book blogging community or the hype created in my head.

Well, that’s it for Top Ten Tuesday this week! Do you agree or disagree about any of these books? I’d love to hear your thoughts!

Victoria @ The Contented Reader

Victoria @ The Contented Reader

Avid reader and tea drinker. I read and review young adult books on my blog, The Contented Reader!


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