#SixforSunday 2017 Books I Didn’t Enjoy

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Steph‘s prompts make think harder every week. I’m starting to think this is her plot to take over the world by making everyone’s brains explode.

I’m adding a small caveat to this week’s prompt and making it 2017 books I didn’t enjoy as much as I thought I would, purely because I DNF books I don’t enjoy. I decided in 2016 after a year of reading books I HATED that I would not waste my time reading things I didn’t enjoy when there are so many other books out there. So, without further ado, here are my Six for Sunday, books I liked, but not as much as I thought I would.

1. When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon – It was cute and fluffy, but it just didn’t live up to the hype. It was sweet, but sometimes too sweet for me. It touched on some important issues, but didn’t really explore them in depth. I just didn’t warm to Dimple and I wanted to shake Rishi and tell him to get a grip.

2. The Last Namsara by Kristen Ciccarelli – Let me preface this by saying, it’s a good read and I did enjoy it. BUT it was slow paced and not a lot actually happens. The storytelling is brilliant but the plot just lacks some momentum at times, then at others it races ahead. It ended brilliantly and I am looking forward to the next in the series, but it wasn’t the 5* read I set out expecting.

3. The End We Start From by Megan Hunter. I was so disappointed in this I can’t even tell you. It just wasn’t what I expected at all. It was mercifully short and had some good ideas, but they were poorly executed for me and the narration was so disjointed it made it hard to really know what was happening. Very clever, but not very enjoyable as a read.

4.  Undercover Princess by Connie Glynn. I am about to get lynched aren’t I? Again, I didn’t hate this. I enjoyed it, but it was predictable and the characters irritated me and there were a lot of plot holes for me. I couldn’t always understand the characters motivations. I’ll probably read the others for the continuation of the story, but it didn’t blow me away.

5. The Sleep Revolution by Arianna Huffington. I loved her first book Thrive. As someone who has suffered sleep issues for years (except apparently when I am upside down and inside out), I thought this would be a good read. It read like an over-researched school essay and instead of feeling inspired I felt bored and lectured. Wow. It turns out I had stronger feelings about this one than I thought.

6. Charlotte Says by Alex Bell. Again, I liked this, but I didn’t love it. It wasn’t as scary as I thought it would be and I felt like I had missed something by not having read the other Charlotte book. The dolls had the potential to scare the living daylights out of me but they just didn’t quite get there.

There you have it. Six books I read in 2017 that I didn’t enjoy as much as I thought I would. Which books would make it to your list? 

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  1. I pretty much did hate Undercover Princess, but I made it to the end in the hope it got better. It didn’t. I honestly thought I was the only person who didn’t like it because I only ever seemed to see positive reviews. Glad to see I’m not!

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  2. I have When Dimple Met Rishi to read, I was already pretty unsure about it…

    I just finished Undercover Princess. I didn’t hate it but I wasn’t blown away from it either… I need to write up my review but it felt like there was a lot of nothing happening and then everything happened in the last 5%….

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      1. I feel like if I see the second book on NetGalley I’ll give it a go. I’m hoping that now the main characters are introduced the actual plot of the book will kick in a bit sooner, and actually have some action spread out through it a little more

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