Hello everybody! I hope you all are safe and happy, and that your week is going great! Today I am here with a top ten, lately, I watched a ton of videos on youtube while crocheting and knitting and a lot of them were top ten or such (and okay, most of them were crochet and knitting related, but I watched a bunch about books too) and that made me want to write down some lists of my own, so today we will talk about books and authors that everyone and their mothers loved but that I don’t really like so much!
- Stephen King
I have a lot of problems with his writing. It is true that horror is not my genre, because I am always a bit bored by it, and I usually don’t care for the plot of the characters in this kind of book, but King wrote a ton of different things, and I tried quite a lot of them. To be completely honest, ages ago I read a couple of books by him that I liked, not loved, mind me, but enjoyed. But they were just a fluke because his writing does not work for me. At all. I tried to read even his non-fiction, because maybe there it would be more my thing but… nope. Sorry, I tried, really, but I do not like his books.
2. George R.R. Martin
Here I can’t really say what is not working for me. I read three or four of this book but… nope. I can’t say that they are bad, or that I don’t like the writing, or that the characters are not well developed, because it is not true. At all. And yet, I didn’t enjoy the book and I didn’t really care for the plot or for the characters.
3. V.E. Schwab
To be honest I enjoyed Vicious and I can see why A Darker Shade Of Magic is so hyped. Really. But even if I think that her ideas are brilliant and with a ton of potential, I do not really enjoy the books, so yeah, I get why people love them, up to a point. But they do not work for me, sadly.
4. Jade City
I couldn’t care less while I was reading this book. I wasn’t invested in the characters. I didn’t care for any of them. Not a single one of them. And even if, usually, I love intrigues and politics, up to a point, here I didn’t mind the plot either. It was quite a borefor me. A long bore.
5. Senlin Ascends
I had so many expectations for this book because the idea behind it is brilliant. But it was, again, quite boring for me. I wasn’t interested in the MC, and I wasn’t really interested in the plot either. The world-building is highly original, but in the end, I didn’t enjoy my time with it.
6. The Bone Shard Daughter
I can just copy/paste my previous comments here because what I said for the books before can as easily applies to this one too. Brilliant idea, yes, but it left me cold.
7. The City Of Brass
This book has marvelous world-building, so full of magic and things to explore. But I didn’t really care for the characters. I cared for a bit, the beginning was quite promising, and I was intrigued but then I get bored, and the worst thing is that I get bored when they reached the city, that is a marvelous place! Sigh! I can see why people love this series, really, but it is not for me.
8. An Ember In The Ashes
This was a really fast reading, so full of promises. I loved the idea of the world-building here, and I was quite fascinated by it. But I was expecting more. I think that with this book it could really well be a problem of expectations and nothing else, but I was expecting to fall in love with this and instead got an okay book, with a ton of potential, but I didn’t fall in love with it.
9. Daughter of the Pirate King
This was just an altogether meh book for me. I didn’t care for a single thing in there, and even if it wasn’t really bad, I didn’t get a great time out of it.
10. The Cruel Prince
Truth be told, I devoured this book. Black writing is quite compelling and it flew well, but I think I have a problem with her books about fae. I don’t really know what does not work for me, but while I highly enjoy the books by her that are not about the fae, I can’t say the same for the books in which the fae are protagonists. It is simply so.
And that’s all for today! What about you? Which are the books (or authors) that everybody loves but you don’t like? And what about the books (or authors) I mentioned? Let me know!!!