Most Disappointing Reads of 2018 // #T5W TOP 5 WEDNESDAY


Since I haven't done a Top 5 Wednesday post in 2019, I'd thought now would be the perfect time to bring it back! 


For those who don't know what Top 5 Wednesday is, it's a weekly book group about our top five favorite things in the middle of the week. 

Created by Lainey from GingerReadsLainey and now hosted by Samantha from ThoughtsonTomes, this week's entry describes the top 3 most disappointing reads of 2018.

January 16th: Most Disappointing Reads of 2018--These are books you read in 2018, not only ones released in 2018. 


After They Go by J. Mercer -  I still have not written the review for Xpresso Book tours, and I'm pretty sure I won't be because the book itself was very disappointing. Not only did the story drag on about three sisters who live in a dead-end small town in competition for their parents' Mom&Pop store. But also, the sisters complained about their everyday lives and messy love lives. I wish they could have discussed their mother's depression further, because I wanted to know more about that, but they didn't. Thus continues my disappointment from this book. 

500 Words or Less by Juleah del Rosario -  Not only did this read disappoint me, but it gave me an unsettling feeling about infidelity (cheating). If you've read it, it made sense for Nic to cheat because she'd felt bored or safe in her current relationship, but why cheat???? Why not just break up with your boyfriend and be with someone else? Maybe that's the black-and-white thinking in me, but a lot of my experience with this read was me shaking my head...

The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli -  Now this read wasn't a disappointment, but it was a meh-read. The characters were fine, great even; the story was attractive; the premise of the story was well-put. However, it just wasn't as captivating as I'd felt it should have been. I didn't hate it, but now that I think about it, it wasn't 100% amazing either; it was just there for me. 

What were some of your disappointing reads of 2018? Comment below!

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