Everyone loved these…but me: Top Ten Tuesday


Posted March 8, 2016 in Top 10 Tags:

Its Top Ten Tuesday again! This week’s topic is 10 books/characters everyone loved but you (or 10 that everyone hated but you). This list could be epic for me. Here are a few reminders about me:

  1. I am a PRUDE. I fully own up to it. So, anything BDSM, erotic, etc is not going to be my cup of tea.
  2. I love insta-love and most people don’t. I hate love triangles with a passion.

Ok, so with that caveat, here is my list of the books everyone loved but me!

pride and prejudice coverPride and Prejudice:

Yep. I hate it. I so don’t see the appeal in Elizabeth or Darcy. Like, at all. So many people consider this one of the greatest romance books of all time and I’m over here like “Um…no.”.

The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay:

This was a DNF for me. I began to wonder if perhaps there were two books titled The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay because surely THIS was not the book everyone put on their best of lists! Alas, it was not a mistake-I was reading the correct book. I just hated it.

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn:gone girl cover

Ok, so I didn’t HATE this one. Its actually a brilliant book. But I had so much trouble reading it because there wasn’t a single character in the whole book that I actual liked. The entire book is filled with horrible people!!!!

The Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor:

smoke and bone coverThis is another book that people rave about and I am like “Seriously? WTF?”. This was another DNF for me because I just didn’t get it.

Anything Maya Banks has written:

I have tried a few of her romantic suspense books. No. Just no. I can’t even put into words why I hated them other than to just say no. Repeatedly.

update: I just finished Brighter than the Sun and LOVED it. I am going back and starting the KGI series!

Taking Chances by Molly McAdams:

This book has 2 of my absolute LEAST favorite tropes in books: cheating and death. I loathe this book and to this DAY have refused to read anything else by this author because I am still pissed about this book. Yes, I am STILL pissed every time someone brings it up.

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins:

Seriously, people love this?!? Good God almighty why?!? I so did not see the appeal. It was another DNF for me.

Graceling by Kristin Cashore:graceline

This was another book that got a lot of praise for its girl power thing. I found the heroine unlikeable and not the type of girl I thought was ‘powerful’. She gives it up to some random guy on like the 2nd day she knows him after holding on to her V card for so long. It was awkward and I wanted her to be more than just the girl who sleeps with the hottie, you know?!?

The Anita Blake Series by Laurell K Hamilton:

First, see #1 on my important notes. I read the first book and was SUPER out of my comfort zone but it wasn’t terrible. Then a friend who knows me and my reading habits gave me a few details about what happens in some of the later books and I was like “Cool. I’m moving on.”.

Tear by Rachel Van Dyken:

I love RVD. Seriously, just check out my blog. I am a huge fan of hers. But I did not care for Tear at all. Never read the rest of the Seaside series. I will probably get kicked out of Rachel’s Rockin’ Readers because of this.

Tell me, what are some of the best sellers that the world seemed to rave about that you were like “meh”! Do you agree with my picks or did I list a few of your FAVORITE books (sorry!)? Share your thoughts in the comments!

 

Samantha
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11 responses to “Everyone loved these…but me: Top Ten Tuesday

  1. I can definitely agree with Graceline! I thought that book was mediocre at best and I read it when it first came out before all the hype of the book. I never read Gone Girl but I can honestly say I have zero interest in it!

    My TTT 🙂

  2. I agree about Anita Blake’s inclusion on this list because of your reason number 1! Those books started out with such promise and were so amazing. But then they just devolved into horrifying sex scenes interrupted occasionally with sparse scenes of actual story line. So disappointing!

    My TTT.

  3. Jen

    BDSM & erotic aren’t my cup of tea either. I thought I would try and read 50 Shades, but I gave up that thought once I had it on my kindle and never wanted to open the book lol. Eeks, having Anna and the French Kiss on your list makes me nervous! I was planning on reading it this year,but the fact that the main guy has a girlfriend (I think?) doesn’t fly well with me. Fingers crossed I’m wrong about the girlfriend.

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