Hey guys! I am coming with you today with my disappointing reads of 2021. I’m trying to do all my sad/upsetting posts before the week of Christmas. I want to post all the happy posts then. I want to keep the vibes happy the week of Christmas. This post I am talking about books I looked forward to reading and didn’t end up enjoying as much. I do feel there might be some unpopular opinions. There is mainly one book I am thinking of *cough* Addie LaRue *cough* I was so hyped for that book. Anyway, let’s dive in and see what the other books are and why I didn’t like them.
This book was so hyped last year. I try not to fall for the hype but I couldn’t help myself. The plot for this story sounded so good. I was interested right away. I even went and asked for this for Christmas. I picked this up and really didn’t like it. I felt like the past parts just dragged on. They didn’t hold my attention. All I wanted was for the story to go back to the present. I enjoyed the present so much more. I feel like majority of people loved this book. I’m still so bummed I wasn’t one of those people.
I feel this was another hyped up book. I feel like when it first came out I’d always hear about it. So me having such a love for thrillers had to pick this up. I have to say it was alright. It didn’t blow me away but it kept me entertained. I guess maybe since I read thrillers all the time I shouldn’t have been surprised. I did end up reading this around the time when the movie came out. I feel the book was a lot better than the book. I feel the movie had some cheesy movies.
When I was younger I thought House of Wax was such a cool movie. So when I read the plot of this book, it gave me a bit of similar vibes. However I just wasn’t a fan of this book. As Ellias @Elliasreads said, “Not enough mannequins.” I think about that whenever this books pops into my head. I was just expecting one thing and got something completely different. I also think I just can’t get into Stephen Graham Jones. I’ve read a couple of his works. I do keep trying because his books always sound super interesting to me. I do hope I find at least one book by him that I enjoy.
Okay so this book is only on this list because the ending disappointed me. I was super into this book the whole time. It was really good. It kept me in suspense. I was very invested in the story. I honestly could have seen it as one of my favorites of the year. Then the ending had a very let’s just say interesting ending. I was not into it. There’s a part of me that wishing it didn’t exist. I really wanted that to be the case so bad. This was a buddy read and we both decided to block that part out. I’m still bummed by all this.
I have had this book on my TBR for ages. Since May 2016 to be exact. I have wanted to read this for a while but never bothered to pick it up. I finally decided to pick it up during 2021. I have to say I have no clue what was going on this entire book. I had absolutely no clue at all. I also found the little girl super annoying. I wanted her to go away majority of the time I was reading the book. I just wanted her to disappear. I feel I should have looked up this book and now I think I will. I need to make some sense of this book.
I talked about this book in my November wrap-up earlier this month. I just was not a fan. I’m a big Liz Nugent fan. I’ve given the other 2 books by her 5 stars. However this book I just wasn’t a fan of. I hated all the characters in the book. Every last one was just a horrible person. I feel at times I would feel bad for someone then they’d do something messed up. I did feel like this book was more drama than an actual thriller. This was another book I was super bummed I didn’t like.
Those were my disappointing books of 2021. I do feel I read a lot of books I wasn’t into. However I wanted to book books I was excited for. Most of the other books were ones I had just found out about. Sure I was excited to read them but I wanted books I had known about for a little while. I do hope I have a better reading next year!
What are some of your disappointing books of the year? I am sorry those ended up not living up to your expectation of them.