TTT: Books I thought I would love but disliked/hated.

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week there is a new topic for bloggers to choose and list their top ten. This week’s theme is Top TEN Books I disliked/Hated but am Really Glad I Read.

I don’t know that there’s any that I hated that I’m glad I read. It usually makes me feel like I wasted that time on a horrible book and I don’t care to fit in. For example, I read, Girl on the Train and I just hated it and wish I didn’t ever pick it up. LOL. So, I’m going to change this up and say: Top TEN Books I thought I would love but disliked/hated. I’ve added the Goodreads link in the titles. I also have reviews for some of them. Since they were before my blogging days, they are on Goodreads (Leslie Moore) , if you are curious. Also, if you just want to read the synopsis.

  1. Britt- Marie Was Here by Fredrik Backman

Britt-Marie Was Here

Ohhh… this pained me. I love ALL of his books BUT this one. I read more than half of it before I gave it. I just really couldn’t get into it and I was so very sad! I love all his other books though, he’s an amazing author!

2.  Under the Wide and Starry Sky by Nancy Horan

Under the Wide and Starry Sky

Yup, I could not get into this one. Look at that cover though?! haha. I finished this one and was so disappointed!

3. Uglies by Scott Westerfeld

Uglies (Uglies, #1)

I know! I could not really get into this one. I read it and I will not be continuing this series. I had this recommended to me and I thought it would be right up my alley. Not for me!

4. A Beautiful Wedding by Jamie McGuire

A Beautiful Wedding (Beautiful, #2.5)

This book made me take a break from JM. I really loved the start of this series. It was so good and then this book happened. She just needed to stop. She kept going after this too. Finally, she’s got another book coming out that has nothing to do with the Maddox brothers series!

5. The Book of Life by Deborah Harkness

The Book of Life (All Souls Trilogy, #3)

Oh, I loved this series so much, until this book. I was so, so disappointed in this book. It took me forever to read and it was not what I was hoping for. I am really excited for the TV adaptation though! Sometimes, I want to do a re-read and see if I just wasn’t in the right head space for it.

6. Conversion by Katherine Howe


I had such high hopes for this book and it really let me down. It just sounded so interesting and I could not get into this story.

7. The Girl in the Spider’s Web by David Legercrantz

The Girl in the Spider's Web (Millennium, #4)

I was so hopeful and excited to get another Lisbeth novel. Ugh. It was a total fail for me. I know, I was asking too much from someone, who is not the original author. There wasn’t too much of Lisbeth in this book and I just really didn’t like it. So mad that I wasted my time!! I will always and forever thing of the 3rd book as the last book.

8. Death Comes to Pemberly by P.D. James

Death Comes to Pemberley

A sequel to Pride and Prejudice?? Yes, I was so excited.. then I read it.

9. Tempests and Slaughter by Tamora Pierce

Tempests and Slaughter (The Numair Chronicles, #1)

This was my first Pierce book and it will probably be my last. I think my biggest issue with this book is that I can’t deal with the writing style. I really didn’t like it. The story was quite boring and I felt like the whole jumping years in pages, was a bit disorienting. I DNF this book after 300 pages. I really tried!!

10. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

The Girl on the Train

Yup. The book that I wish I would never have read!! I really thought I would like it. I usually try to stay away from the hype but it had so much promise. Then… I hated the book so much. I hated Rachel and her stupid decisions and I just can’t with this one.


Are there any books that you thought you would love and disliked/hated?!?!

Let’s talk!!



35 thoughts on “TTT: Books I thought I would love but disliked/hated.

    • Ahhhhh!! I meant to put Uglies in there. I had just taken them off my shelf to donate. Pretties was on top, so I must have had it on my mind. LOL.
      Yes, so many people either love or hate GotT. I’m glad you understand that one! 🙂

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  1. I read the first book of Jamie Mcguire, and I liked it a lot. But I do not like her( The author) so I will not read anything by her.
    OMG. Was that your first book by Tamora Pierce? Please do not give up! Read her Alanna series
    ( Song of the Lioness ) They are great. This is all I read by her and I liked it a lot! And they are very small books.
    My TTT.

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    • Hmm.. I’m curious. Why don’t you like Jamie McGuire??
      Yup, it was my first book my Tamora Pierce. I’ll check that series out but it will have to be a while. I need to distance myself from the one I just tried to read!! LOL.

      Thanks for stopping by, I’ll check yours out now!


  2. I’ve only read one of Fredrik Backman’s books (A Man Called Ove), but I had been eyeing Britt-Marie. Maybe I should stay away.

    I haven’t read any of the others you’ve listed…except The Girl on the Train, which I enjoyed. I actually LOVED the movie. But that’s me. I often love the movies more than the books. Does that make me a traitor to bookish folks? LOL

    Thanks for sharing.

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    • Haha! It’s funny that Girl on the Train is either a love it or hate it book. SO many people have opinions on that one! I actually liked the movie much better than the book.
      Haha, I’m usually the opposite and dislike the movies more. I really don’t think you are a traitor though. haha 🙂


  3. Ahhh good tweak! Good approach to a tough topic! I actually haven’t read any of these yet! Girl on the Train was everywhere at one point. I’m glad I didn’t read the Girl in the Spider’s Web based on your experience! I will stay happy in my 3 book world lol 😂

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  4. I hate it when a cover is amazing and the book disappoints! Sounds like Under A wide and starry sky fell into that category? I wasn’t super impressed with Girl on the Train either. Conversion was a book I thought looked good, but never did get to it… maybe that’s good lol.


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