Well hello there!
Welcome back to BookTasty for another edition of Top Ten Tuesday! This weekly event is hosted by The Broke and Bookish and let’s us book lovers have some fun with bookish lists!
This week the theme has to do with expectations while reading. Sometimes I finish reading a book and am left surprised by how much I enjoyed it. This is always an awesome feeling! It’s like being delivered flowers at work! And then sometimes you think you’re really going to love a certain book and in the end you just weren’t impressed. Both happen to me, but today I’m focusing on the latter, books that I thought I’d like more than I did.
NOTE: I DO NOT HATE these books. I just didn’t enjoy them as much as I thought I would.
So here we go!
Cinders & Sapphires by Leila Rasheed
I thought surely I’d love this period piece…nope.
I wanted to LOVE this one so bad, but I only liked it.
I was left underwhelmed.
Really enjoyed the first half then *BOOM* not so much the second part.
So much potential, but I felt like it went too long.
Was unimpressed with the characters.
My husband LOVED these books but I couldn’t get into them.
My students LOVE this book but it was “meh” to me.
I love the 1920s = I will love this book! Not exactly….
I was kind of bored and wondering when it’d end. Which is sad because I’d heard good things.
So there you have it! I went into reading all ten of these books hoping and wanting to LOVE them, but in the end I was disappointed. Have you read any of these titles? If so, how’d you feel about them? What books did you want to love but just couldn’t?