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Books Read in 2019 That Weren’t For Me

Traditionally, it is usually time for the “worst of” books but I decided to scrap that idea this year because I don’t really have any books that fit that category. It also seems harsh towards those books I read and didn’t like so much because at the end of the day, those dislikes come down to my reading preferences and not the actual book as a whole.

Instead, the books featured in this post are, like the title says, just not for me and that’s fine.

Lots of people have in fact enjoyed some of these books so if you find something you’ve not yet read, don’t take my words to heart. Read them and find out for yourself if you like them or not.

With that out of the way, let’s check out the books.

Viper by Bex Hogan – I wasn’t really into the characters and for some reason, having a villainous, bloodthirsty father wasn’t something I wanted to read about.
Following Ophelia by Sophia Bennett– I can’t remember what it was about this one that made me put it down. All I know is I wasn’t enjoying it as much as I thought I would.
Piglettes by Clémentine Beauvais – Not a book I’d relate to anymore as I’m not a teenager dealing with the issues laid out in the story.
A Curse so Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer – I loved Harper as a character but I wasn’t completely in love with the other characters or the story as a whole.

Aurora Rising by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff – The concept was intriguing and I want to know more about Aurora, but I felt nothing for the main cast of characters. Also I do better with books like this on audiobook but Audible UK doesn’t have it available and I’m peeved as hell!!
Queen of Air and Darkness by Cassandra Clare – I have been a little salty about this book over the past year but I’ve come to realise that the Shadowhunter world is part of my YA past and I don’t need to read more books set in this world anymore.
Other Words For Smoke by Sarah Maria Griffin – It was full of weirdness that went over my head. I also didn’t really care for any of the characters. However, I can understand why many people love it.
The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter by Theodora Goss – I couldn’t get to grips with the narrative because the characters would often interject with their own thoughts, not really providing anything useful or helpful. I just felt lost and confused.

There are a few other books I’ve struggled with over the past year but these eight are the main ones. I might feel a tad disappointed but at the same time they help me to recognise where my reading tastes do lie, which is the main thing in the end.

What books did you read this year that weren’t for you?
Have you had any disappointing reads?

Thanks for reading and have a brazzle dazzle day!

6 thoughts on “Books Read in 2019 That Weren’t For Me”

    1. I can see how it would be enjoyable, especially at 14/15/16 but not at 27 and especially me who doesn’t particularly like YA Contemporary all that much. I thought I would take a shot with it because I liked In Paris With You so much, but that shot clearly didn’t pay off.

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  1. I think this is a great way to do this type of post. I also really liked harper, but wasn’t blown away by anything else in curse so dark and lonely. I’ve also been really salty about queen of air and darkness- but I also came to the realisation that the shadowhunters books just aren’t for me anymore. Awesome post!

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