My Top 10: Most Disappointing Reads of 2017

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Sometimes having high expectations for something is a good thing. This time? Not so much. Here’s my top ten books/series of 2017 that fell short of my expectations, or started out promising but fell short somewhere along the way.

A.K.A: Top Ten that made me a sad unicorn:

1. Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas

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2. Cardcaptor Sakura by CLAMP
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I actually wasn’t sure whether to add this to Top Ten Worst Reads instead. It was one of my favourite shows as a kid, and I now enjoy CLAMP’s work. So I was excited for this, but a teacher X middle school student relationship? Nope.

3. Dresden Files series by Jim Butcher

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4. Dance of Cloaks by David 
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I was definitely overdoing it on my expectations for this one. Funny thing is I probably would have enjoyed it 10x more if I wasn’t expecting so much. Still thought it was good/okay though.

5. How to Make a Wish by Ashley Herring Blake

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6. Talon by Julie Kagawa
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Overall it was okay, but I was just expecting something different than what I got. 

7. Ramona Blue by Julie Murphy

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8. Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes
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My sadness for this one was real. Those hardcovers are so pretty 😢 

9. You Know Me Well by David Levithan and Nina LaCour

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10. Wayward: String Theory by Zub, Cummings, Rauch, Bonvillain, & Dillon
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Really not a bad series, I just wasn’t nearly as taken with it as I wanted to be.

 

So what were your most disappointing reads? Did any of my top ten match yours?

P.S. This is just my own personal feelings about the book/series, and doesn’t necessarily mean I didn’t like anything about the story or enjoy reading it

Thanks for reading!

3 Comments

  1. I read way too few books this year so I guess I did not really have any disappointing reads. That said I’m currently reading the Star Wars novel Thrawn, and so far it’s not what I expected it to be. Hopefully it’s going to pick up soon. Anyway: happy new year, and best wishes for 2018 😊😊

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