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.

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1. My Plain Jane by the Lady Janies

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

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3. The Date by Louise Jensesn

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4. The Isaac Project by Sarah Monzon

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5. Paper Ghosts by Julia Heaberlin

What books disappointed you in 2018?

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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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