Top 5 Wednesday: Most Disappointing Reads of 2018

This week’s Top 5 Wednesday, hosted by the Good Reads group, is: Most Disappointing Reads of 2018. These are books that I read in 2018, not necessarily were published in 2018.


1. My Plain Jane by the Lady Janies


2. Restore Me (Shatter Me #4) by Tahereh Mafi


3. The Date by Louise Jensesn


4. The Isaac Project by Sarah Monzon


5. Paper Ghosts by Julia Heaberlin

What books disappointed you in 2018?

32 thoughts on “Top 5 Wednesday: Most Disappointing Reads of 2018

  1. I’m sad you didn’t like Paper Ghosts. I went into it thinking I’d hate it and was surprised I loved it! But I can definitely see why people wouldn’t like it…it was really different.

    • I loved My Lady Jane, too. In My Plain Jane I felt like the humor was really forced and not actually very funny and I didn’t like the characters or the Jane Eyre + Ghostbusters mashup. Crossing my fingers the next Jane book is better for me!

    • Yes, I LOVED My Lady Jane and was expecting to love My Plain Jane just as much. But the humor that I loved in the first book felt really forced in the second – plus I didn’t like the Jane Eyre + Ghostbusters mash-up. It was a very disappointing read for me.

    • I don’t think you would care much for her books. There are elements I think you would like (super-hero like abilities), but the romance really overpowers everything else. The first few times I read the original trilogy, I really enjoyed it, but then after reading lots of other books I went back to re-read it and wasn’t as impressed with it. I was still excited for more books, though, and the 4th one really let me down!

      • Ahhh thanks for the heads up! I do hate when romance overpowers everything else in the long run. It’s definitely not what I signed up for by picking up said book! 😛 Hopefully the next book you pick up by her will be much more worthwhile!

  2. I recently had been hearing a lot about My Plain Jane. I haven’t read it yet though. I only read 5 books in 2018 and I thankfully liked them all. YOU by Caroline Kepnes was my favorite book read of 2018.

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