This has been a great reading year for me – the sort of year where I found something to appreciate even in the books that were otherwise major disappointments. Here are some books that I really wanted to fall in love with but couldn’t :
(Click on the images to go to their Goodreads page)
The Selection (#1 and #2)
I stopped at #2 because of the feeble dystopian world-building elements and the overwrought love triangle.
Needed more focused and believable social anxiety and GAD representation.
Lovely writing but it was difficult to read a wafer-thin plot stretched over 400 pages.
Relies too much on the shock value over a big plot twist which I guessed pretty early on. I wasn’t a fan of the twist itself because.. well I guess I didn’t like health issues being used in such a way. Read my review here.
A Little Life
The most disappointing of the lot. Maybe because this was something that was on my TBR since my pre-blogging days. Oh well, I have ranted quite a bit about it here.
So, this was my list of disappointing 2016 reads. Have you guys read any of these books? Were there any books this year that you were really looking forward to reading but were seriously let down by it? Do let me know in the comments!