Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. If you love books and making lists, this is the meme for you! This week’s topic is:
Ten Books I Loved Less/More Than I Thought I Would
I am going to have to go with books I loved less than I thought I would because I wouldn’t start reading a book if I didn’t think I was going to enjoy it, so a lot harder to think of books then that a love more than I thought. Here is my list of ten books I was a little disappointed with:
~ 1 ~
The Amber Spyglass by Phillip Pullman
I loved Northern Lights; I loved The Subtle Knife and while I enjoyed the third book, it did get a bit bogged down in the theological debate for me.
~ 2 ~
The Dark Tower VII by Stephen King
This is an epic seven book series which I loved, then I got to the warning one chapter from the end of the final book. My gut instinct was to stop reading as warned but my dad urged me on…I should have stopped!
~ 3 ~
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Being set in the roaring twenties, I thought this was a dead set for me loving but I found the characters just too unlikable to love it.
~ 4 ~
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J K Rowling
Don’t get me wrong I adore this series, however when I first read this book I was really annoyed with how moody and whiney Harry is.
~ 5 ~
Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger
After being blown away by The Time Traveler’s Wife, I had very high expectations for this one…which was perhaps its downfall.
~ 6 ~
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
Controversial choice I know! I loved the gothic setting and the beautiful writing, but sadly I found Jane’s self-deprecating behaviour really annoying.
~ 7 ~
Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
Similar to His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman, I loved The Hunger Games, I loved Catching Fire and while I enjoyed the final book in this trilogy, it lost the impetus and structure of the previous books.
~ 8 ~
The Shack by William Paul Young
This book started so well for me then I reached the big reveal…and most frustrating of all is I can’t tell you why I was disappointed because that would ruin the surprise for you!
~ 9 ~
Stardust by Neil Gaiman
This book suffered from not living up to the film for me which I watched first, where was Captain Shakespeare?!
~ 10 ~
Wicked by Gregory Maguire
I loved the magical and more adult Oz that Maguire created but I found the story a bit too political for me.
What books disappointed you? Also, please link in the comments if you have taken part in this week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic too.