Top Five Wednesday: most disappointing reads of 2018

It’s been a hot minute and a half since I did a Top 5 Wednesday, which you can find more about here. Apparently, the last time I did one was SEPTEMBER ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

This week is most disappointing reads of 2018. I was lucky in that I had a great reading year, but there were still a couple disappointments.

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A Conjuring of Light by V. E. Schwab

I’M SORRY I just thought this book was too long, too much happened, there was also (somehow, at the same time) too much exposition, there was a poorly done cop-out. I just…. didn’t love the ending of this series as much as everyone else did. That being said, I can definitely say that if this was one of my favourite series, I would’ve loved this book. But unfortunately, it’s not.

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

I just think I would have loved this book five-seven years ago. It’s fine. There’s nothing majorly wrong with it. I enjoyed reading it. The ending was good and heartbreaking. I just didn’t love it as much as I expected to.

The Translation of Love by Lynne Kutsukake

So the whole book wasn’t a let down, but THE ENDING. This is maybe my least favourite ending from 2018. It just….. You know when people say “everything was tied in a pretty bow” to describe an ending? They’re describing the ending of this book. It would have been a solid 4 stars if it wasn’t for the ending.

American Gods by Neil Gaiman

I actually rated this book 4 stars and really enjoyed it. I just didn’t enjoy it as much as I thought I would, and it took me AGES to read it. Like literal months. So while I still enjoyed this book a lot, I was still kind of let down. If that makes sense?

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So there are my most disappointing reads of 2018! I only had 4, which is pretty good! Have you read any of these? Do you agree or disagree with anything I said? Let me know!

Ally xx

25 thoughts on “Top Five Wednesday: most disappointing reads of 2018

  1. I totally understand what you are saying with American Gods. I enjoyed it but also felt disappointed. For me, I felt like the whole book was leading up to this “Big Fight” and then when it came to that, he went the easy route. IDK I felt like the book’s climax was anticlimactic for me, if that makes sense.

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  2. I agree with your thoughts about American Gods. I don’t have any problems with the way it was written, but I was expecting something different than what it was. It’s a heavier book, and harder to read than I anticipated. I’ve had a very hard time trying to describe what reading it was like, though.

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    1. Exactly!! It was good and interesting, it was just kind of hard to read? Heavy is such a good way of putting it, that’s exactly what it feels like. It’s definitely not a quick and easy read, for sure


  3. I still have only read the first book in the Darker Shade of Magic series. I didn’t enjoy the first book as much as I thought I would and the series is super hyped!

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