Top Five Wednesday: Books I disliked but like to discuss

Find more about T5W here! This week is books you disliked but like to discuss, which is perfect for me because I am that bitch. But it was also hard because if I don’t like a book, I just don’t read it.


The War of the Worlds by HG Wells

I had to read this for a class, and it wasn’t bad by any means. I ended up writing my essay on it. I think it was a case of being forced to read a book that I felt like I didn’t want to (and also hardcore resenting the prof tbh). But I really like the ending and the final conclusion. It’s super interesting and I love discussing the implications of it.

John Dies at the End by David Wong

I didn’t dislike this book per se, but it definitely wins the “weirdest book I’ve ever read” award. I think I don’t understand it? But I also don’t think there is anything to understand? I think it’s just weird and random and that weirdness and randomness isn’t necessarily meant to be deep but people take it to be deep? Idk that’s just my thought. But I love ranting to people about how weird it is.

Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell

I wasn’t a fan of this book and didn’t think it lived up to the hype. However, I do think it’s the most accurate portrayal of a high school relationship possibly ever in a YA romance book, and I love talking to people about what I didn’t like about it.

All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

I wanted to like this book SO BADLY but I can’t stand the main characters. But I love discussing this book with other people and seeing their opinion and what their thoughts are.

The Sunbird by Wilbur Smith

God, I hate this book. I hate the main character so. much. He’s basically everything I dislike about white men (sorry to white men lol). And I love discussing how much I hate this book because both my dad and my brother love it, and we generally have similar opinions. I definitely do not recommend it, but if you have read it, let me know what you think of it!


Which books do you dislike but love discussing? Any similar opinions on the ones I chose?

Thanks for reading! xx

9 thoughts on “Top Five Wednesday: Books I disliked but like to discuss

      1. It’s worth reading, if you haven’t. If nothing else to understand the references to it. But it’s not a feel-good book, so read it when you’re in an appropriate mood.

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