Monthly Wrap Up

Most Disappointing Books of 2018

Hello bookworms!!

With the end of the year comes all of our yearly wrap up posts most of which are positive but we all inevitably have those books that disappointed us and this is what I am going to be talking about in todays post. I decided to go with books that I had high expectations for and after reading them I was disappointed.


I Know What You Did Last Summer

First is I Know What You Did Last Summer by Lois Duncan. Click the link to see my review. I think the main reason I didn’t like this book was because I watched the movie way before I ever knew this was a book and I liked the movie so going into the book I assumed it would be the same but it wasn’t so that was a big let down for me. I gave this book 2.5/5 stars

Forrest Gump

The same can be said about Forrest Gump by Winston Groom. I watched the movie way before I ever knew this one was a book as well. While this book and movie did have similarities about halfway through it some weird stuff started happening that was just weird and made no sense. I gave this 2/5 stars.

IT stephen

I haven’t actually written a review for IT by Stephen King yet and honestly I don’t think I’m going to. I don’t know what possessed me to pick this huge book as my first Stephen king book. It took me like 9 months to finish this. I think what really made me hate this book is that it was so freaking long and overly descriptive which made it to where I could only handle reading so much of it at once and I could just never fully get into it and that ending was messed up. I gave this 2/5 stars.

The Poet X

Last on my list is The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo. Another book that I haven’t written a review for yet. This one I actually liked and gave 4/5 stars to but at the same time was a disappointment. Because of all the hype surrounding this book I had such high expectations for it only to be let down.

Those are the books that disappointed me the most this year. Yes I read some other books that I didn’t like but these are the ones that stood out the most for me. What books disappointed you this year?


27 thoughts on “Most Disappointing Books of 2018

  1. I got a reviewcopy this year that sounded so interesting. Like a magical middlegrade adventure but the author had no clue what he was doing, things they mentioned that seemed so important never got mentioned again, and the author had no idea what age the book was going to be for so it was nice and cute and a bit childish and suddenly really dark and written for grown ups with heads chopped of. No that was a major dissapointment for me.

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  2. Huh, I never knew that I know What You Did Last Summer was a book. It’s too bad you didn’t end up liking the book as much as you enjoyed the movie. Hopefully the New Year will treat you with plenty of amazing new books to read! 🙂

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  3. Ugh.. IT.. Definitely one of my biggest disappointments of the year as well, but more because of certain events in the book that felt completely unnecessary and wrong than anything else, really.
    It is funny seeing a book you rated four stars in this post, ha! I’ve stayed clear of the hype surrounding The Poet X but I’m sure looking forward to reading it. It’ll be the first book I read that’s written in verse; curious to see how that’ll go. 🙂

    I think one of my biggest disappointments, apart from IT, is probably “History Is All You Left Me” by Adam Silvera. I expected to love it, to cry and I ended up getting frustrated with the egocentric main character over and over and over again.

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    1. I didn’t care for that scene either. Yeah I enjoyed The Poet X but I just felt like it was over hyped which made me have high expectations for and those expectations weren’t met.

      Oh I haven’t read any of Adam Silveras books yet but I hope to read More Happy Than Not this year. It’s the only book of his I have at the moment.

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      1. It always sucks when that happens. I’m pretty much going into it with an open mind since it’ll be different than anything I’ve read before.

        I own that one as well! Haven’t read it yet. More Happy Than Not will probably make or break my love for Silvera’s writing. I absolutely loved They Both Die At The End, but pretty much hated History Is All You Left Me so.. we’ll have to see what direction the scales tip to.

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      2. Yeah I hope you end up loving it!!

        I’ve been super hyped to read Silveras books but again for some reason I just kept putting them off. I think it’s because I’m a HEA kind of person and I’ve heard his books aren’t like that so I’m expecting to get my heart torn out lol.

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