Blast From the Past Series: 2018 Least Favorite Reads

Happy Wednesday! It’s Blast from the Past time! Woop Woop! Today, we’re going to be talking about some of the books that I was not the biggest fan of in 2018.

In 2018, I actually don’t have any recorded DNFs, which is way better than 2017! I think that’s because I was pickier about what I was reading, but that doesn’t mean that I don’t have some least favorite reads of the year. Once again, putting this disclaimer on here- this does not mean that these books aren’t great books, they just were not for me and I have definitely seen other people enjoy them, so don’t let me not enjoying them keep you from picking them up! (And, as always, feel free to let me know if some of my least favorites are some of your favorites- I always love seeing other people’s perspectives!)

-The Forgotten Book: I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway and I remember really wanting to like it but being so bored throughout most of the book that I couldn’t enjoy it or relate to the main character. I loved the premise though! 

-The Inevitable Victorian Thing: Once again, this book was one that started alright and then it lost me. The timeline that the book was set in confused me and I was never really able to recover from that. 

-Ink, Iron, and Glass: I don’t think there was anything wrong with this book, but my issue was that I had to try and finish like 150 pages in 2 hours so I could return the book to the library before it was due so I don’t remember anything about the end or how the problem was resolved or anything, so it wasn’t my favorite because of my own stupidity. I’ll probably end up rereading this one and then reading the sequel sometime when I don’t have a bazillion other books to read. 

-The Raven Boys: This was actually a book that Bee told me that I should read. I didn’t really like it and she told me that she didn’t really like it either, so at least I know that we’re in agreement on this one. It was just kinda… boring? Like there was nothing that made me want to keep reading. I know so many people love these books but I didn’t like the characters and I didn’t really enjoy the writing and there were too many birds. I don’t like birds. 

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