9 Books I Disliked But Everyone Else Loved

For all bloggers, it’s practically in the job description to have opinions. I mean, that’s really the entire reason you start a blog- because you have opinions, and you feel they should be heard. As a book blogger, it’s even more so. You’re constantly reviewing and disagreeing and agreeing and pointing out exactly what  you liked and disliked.

WHICH LEADS ME TO MY POINT. Obviously, I am a book blogger (if you’ve stuck with me for this long without realizing that… well.) I like books quite a lot, actually. But then every now and then there are some that I read and just go,


And then, I will open up Goodreads or other bloggers’ reviews and they’re all gushing about how much they loved it! At this point, I feel very confuzzled.

I seem to have taken a bit just to get to the actual point of this post… so without further ado, here are nine books I disliked (majorly) but everyone else (read: Cait, Emily, Kara, Chloe, Jessica, Michelle…it could go on and on) just seemed to love.

(links to Goodreads)

1. Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead

Avg. GR rating: 4.15

I really wanted to enjoy this, I swear I did. I love vampires with a fiery passion that burns in the depths of my soul. It was sadly very very disappointing- too much teen romance (IDK why this bugs me all of a sudden) and useless making out. However, I could probably site countless reviews of who’s loved it.

2. Angelfall by Susan Ee

Avg. GR rating: 4.21

SAME HERE. Not to mention the super cool yet creepy cover, I was so looking forwards to this! I don’t exactly remember why I disliked it… just that I did.

3. The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton

Avg. GR rating: 4.13

This one was just uncomfortrable. :/

4. PAPER TOWNS by John Green

Avg. GR rating: 3.98

I like exactly two of John Green’s books, and this is not one of them.

5. Looking for Alaska by John Green

Avg. GR rating: 4.15

See above.

6. Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews

Avg. GR rating: 3.6

Okay, so maybe less people liked this than I thought, but all the good reviews… and then me.

7. The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson

Avg. GR rating: 4.06

I absolutely LOVED Nelson’s second book, I’ll Give You the Sun, but then I read this and was thoroughly confused and sad. Have I missed the ‘like’ memo?

8. Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan

Avg. GR rating: 3.9

*le sigh* See, it seems that there are two types of people when it comes to books written by/co written by David Levithan: you either love ’em, or you hate ’em. A friend of mine loved this book…whereas I despised it.

9. I’d Tell You I love you, but then I’d have to kill you by Ally Carter

Avg. GR rating: 3.82

I SO DESPERATELY WAS EAGER FOR THIS BOOK. Girl spies? Boarding school? Espionage? YES PLEASE.

Do any of you share in my sorrow? OR dislikes? What are some of your picks for this?

15 thoughts on “9 Books I Disliked But Everyone Else Loved

  1. I hate the feeling when EVERYONE seems to love a book, and I’m just sitting there all by my lonesome not understanding why haha.
    I actually didn’t like Looking For Alaska until the ‘after’ part. I’m still not sure how I feel about it haha. Shame you didn’t like Paper Towns and Will Grayson though 😦

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  2. Oh gosh, there are quite a few on here that are widely loved by readers. And a couple that I plan to read or have read (and loved!), but I totally respect your opinion. I can sort of see what you mean with Vampire Academy, but I love that series to completely agree. 😉 How far were you able to pioneer through that one?

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      1. Well that’s okay! I think I gave VA a 2 or 3 stars on goodreads, but I promise that the books get better. My favorite is Shadow Kiss, the third installment. No pressure or anything though. Just thought I’d let you know. 😉


  3. I’d Tell You I Love You, But Then I’d Have to Kill You (Can I just start calling this ITYILYBTIHTKY from now on?! No? Okay then. Both are such a mouthful.) BUT SERIOUSLY THO. i was so excited for this book and expected it to be badassery and sass and…it really wasn’t. It was fun, sure. But not what I had delved into, expecting. Ah well.

    I actually liked Paper Towns more than tfios, but then we all have our different favourite John Green books. XD

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