why not kick off my end-of-year posts with…THE WORST BOOKS OF TWENTY NINETEEN. cus damn, there were a few. a lot of these are books i expected to be AMAZING and ended up being shit. maybe my expectations are too high.
The Girl On The Train by Paula Hawkins [my review] – Look. I hardly ever read thrillers. This book was out of my comfort zone. And let me tell you, this reading experience was NOT worth it…at all. I thought…global best seller? the people must have taste. Clearly y’all are tasteless and LIARS. This was dreadfully boring. I didn’t care for a single thing in this book. And that’s the tea, sis
The Devouring Gray by Christine Lynn Herman [my review]- I genuinely hate talking about this book because it pains me that this was supposed to be a five star read and yet it ended up being literal trash. I will always fail to understand why the hype doesn’t correlate with how good a book is. This was boring. And again, I didn’t care for any of the characters. Also, creepy atmosphere, WHO?
Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan [my review] – Oof. I rated this FIVE STARS last year. It was one of my favourite books ever. Past Ilsa lied. I re-read this in preparation for the sequel (which was equally as bad as book 1) and i HATED it. There was no actual plot, the romance was rushed and stupid, and I find the main character VERY annoying. This series is over-hyped. I said what I said.
Girls of Storm and Shadow by Natasha Ngan [my review] – yikes. the side characters are what got me through this clusterfuck of a book. again, the romance is terrible. the plot is messy. it’s boring.
Open Road Summer by Emery Lord [my review] – You know what? This book wouldn’t have been half bad if it wasn’t for the most rude, inconsiderate, slut-shamey, hypocritical main character I have ever read about. USUALLY, I LOVE MESSY TEEN CHARACTERS WHO DO QUESTIONABLE THINGS!!! i am a teen myself so ik we are nowhere near perfect. But the protagonist made me feel SICK. she is so so slut-shamey and mean, and I’d hate to meet her in real life. the entire book = boring + cliche + stupid.
Summer Bird Blue by Akemi Dawn Bowman – What is it with all these seemily-amazing books turning out to be boring as heck? I found this book to be SO SO repetive it was like different metaphors about grief on every page. it was boring. There were some heart-warming moments but overall – boring and pointless!
Uprooted by Naimi Novik [my review] – the beginning of this book was so promising and then? it went downhill. Did not enjoy. This book dragged, the romance was yuck, and I didn’t really care for the sluggish plot line and the weird magic (and not weird in a good way).
(the formatting in this post was weird. idk why. don’t ask me. )
what were your worst books of 2019? do any match some of mine? do you love end of year posts? tell me all in the comments!