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.
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
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.
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.
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?