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Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Disliked Reading

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish and hosted by The Artsy Reader Girl

I generally enjoy most of the books I've read. So I decided to just list the books I didn't like reading because I'm not usually glad if they were unenjoyable. This list is in no particular order except for #1.

1. Riot School by Robert Rayner - This book was absolute trash. Not sorry, it was racist, Islamophobic, Anti-Muslim, sexist, misinformation and so many other things. Worst of all it was touted as educational material for young readers. Just thinking about this book makes me upset. As if we are not already trying to make the world a better place without this crap. A huge no!

2. Soldier by Julie Kagawa - There was so much potential but it got bogged down by a sudden switch in focus and a drop in writing quality. The love triangle was always around but when it suddenly took priority over everything else without reason it just messed up the third book in this series. I continued since not everything was awful but I still don't understand why this book even exists. 

3. The Iron Trial by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare - If you wanted Harry Potter to bore you, here's the perfect book.

4. Willow by V.C. Andrews - So boring it's almost fatal. Stay away!

5. The Mortal Instruments: City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare - I feel so betrayed. What did I do wrong universe? I love this series and the author but I think this book tried to kill me. I'm just floored, it was so bad.

So that's my list this week. Thank you for stopping by and I'll be trying to post regularly as of now. My health has been unexpectedly in a downturn of late. Take care.


  1. I haven't read any of those.
    Dan Brown's The Terror was really boring and the last book I slogged through just to get to the ending. (However, the television series is much, much better.)

  2. I never have been able to get into Cassandra Clare's series. I don't read books that I don't like anymore.

  3. Many many moons ago, I felt I had to finish any book I started. I don't now. I have not read any on this list. I know Dan Brown is super famous but I don't like his topics. I'm not overly orthodox in my religious thinking. But, I don't like people creating new "possibilities" with religious dogma.

  4. I sometimes struggle with books everyone else seems to love - I tend to keep quiet, in case it's me not them :-)

  5. Fortunately, I've not read any of them.


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