Top Ten Tuesday- Books I Disliked/Hated but Am Really Glad I Read

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Top Ten Tuesday was created by  The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018.

A few things about this weeks topic:

  1. I’m a big DNFer, so we won’t count those (except two which couldn’t be helped)
  2. A lot of these I read a while ago… so I don’t remember specific reasons why I hate them, but I do remember the feelings of immense dislike while reading
  3. Like many of my low rated reads, they make me tired, not angry so… keep that in mind

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Divergent series

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Let’s get this one out of the way. I think I mention my hatred for this series? And I remember reading book one for the first time and giving it a five star. After finishing the whole trilogy, I tried to go back to book one and… couldn’t, so I lowered it to a four… Yeah, we all know my reasons *cough*Four*cough*.

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Passenger – Alexandra Bracken

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This is one where… it was hyped up, I had the cover as my tablet background and when midnight hit, I downloaded it on my Nook and started reading. I guess putting this book on such a high shelf led to my downfall? Now, I do still want to get to book two, because I’ve seen people say it’s better… but this one was not fun.

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An Ember in the Ashes – Sabaa Tahir

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Another one where hype led to my downfall… not a lot happened and I wasn’t rooting for the characters?

Matched series – Ally Condie

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I read this whole series in 2014 and at first, I wasn’t really a “reader” so I rated them four stars? but looking back, I lowered them to two? I mean… gorgeous covers.

Heartless – Marissa Meyer

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I’m only proud to have read this so I can put has read every Marissa Meyer book on my resume. But this has an aspect to it that I don’t like. Rereading it, I took it for what it was: a romance and it got better, but that doesn’t erase the past.

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Outlander – Diana Gabaldon


I mention this a lot, but I made it 750 pages in this 800+ paged book before I lost my page? SO YOU CAN’T TELL ME I DIDN’T GIVE IT A CHANCE. But not only that, it was very misogynistic/rapey/a bunch of other things that made me uncomfortable? And it’s a long series?

1984 – George Orwell

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I read this book twice (once from a recommendation and once for school) so I have been through the mind that is our main character and do not want to go through it again. I appreciate the importance it has on people and the message (I do appreciate the ending) but to be in the mind of Winston… I’m probably going to elaborate in the very near future.

Vampire Academy –  Richelle Mead

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This is the only one of this list that I DNFed. I didn’t see the main characters appeal, or the love interest, or the friendship (which I felt like was about to fall apart as soon as said friend started talking to a specific character). Maybe it’s because I read it after the craze?

The Summer of Chasing Mermaids – Sarah Ockler

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I can actually say I’ve read this when people recommend it to me. The best part of the entire book was the little brother and the whole him wanting to be a mermaid subplot. Or any scene the little brother was in. Everything else… irritated me.

Confess – Colleen Hoover

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This is another I can finally say moment, because CoHo is everywhere and I can fully say she’s not for me.

I tried being specific, but like i mentioned above, it’s been a while since I’ve read these, so just trust me when I say I’m holding this street cred. very close to me.

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What books do you use for bragging rights? Do you like any of the one’s I mentioned above? Let me know in the comments below!

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21 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday- Books I Disliked/Hated but Am Really Glad I Read”

  1. So relate about Divergent! hehe I really get what you mean about Matched- I read it for the covers too 😉 And I also wasn’t rooting for the characters in embers in the ashes too- I was so disappointed as well cos I desperately wanted to love it. I get what you mean about Heartless as well. And I SO AGREE about Outlander- that book was wayyyy too much for me. I was really meh about Vampire Academy. And I’ve found CoHo so hit and miss, so I get that. Brilliant list!

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  2. WHO says the 2nd book in Passenger is better?? Honestly, I didn’t hate Passenger. I thought it was alright enough that I was interested in the sequel. Oh man, the second book was WAY worse. It was too long and insanely booooooring. I say if you don’t like the first one, just end it there. LOL. 🙂


  3. I feel the same about Passenger; I was really excited for it coming out but then I read it and wasn’t enamoured with the plot or character. I agree with you about Divergent as well, I’m still mostly (kinda) glad I read it, but I definitely think it was overhyped and if I read it again I’d probably only give it 2 stars. Great post!


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