Bookish Friday is a weekly meme created by Lauren and Georgi. Today’s prompt is disappointing books, which I feel like everyone knows a little something about. See mine below! These are not necessarily bad books — just books that didn’t live up to expectations.
Gideon the Ninth was good, but I was expecting a 5-star read out of it. I had a lot of trouble getting invested and ended up quite confused as well. Still something I would recommend! Just not what I was hoping for.
Mr. Mercedes, for those of you who remember, absolutely killed me. This was another one I had reasonably high expectations for and BOY did King blow it. I hesitate to recommend this but I mean, I guess it’s worth a shot.
Dead of Winter was my first read by Kealan Patrick Burke, who I’ve been meaning to read because of Destiny! This was actually a buddy read with her and I feel bad that I didn’t love this — but I also didn’t hate it. There was a lot of promise and I still intend to pick up more of his books.
Half Way Home was hugely disappointing as I adored the Silo series by Hugh Howey. This was an older work of his that was being rereleased, so I’m sure any newer books he puts out will be better.
All the Birds, Singing was tough because I thought the premise sounded so interesting. This is another case where the book itself wasn’t bad, but just didn’t live up to what I had expected.
What books have y’all found disappointing recently? Please link your Bookish Friday posts in the comments if you’d like! 🙂