Unpopular Opinions: 5 Books I Didn’t Enjoy.

The unpopular opinions tag has been floating around booktube and book blogs for a while now and I thought now was finally the time I put on my big girl pants and shared some of my unpopular opinions too. So here are 5 books which I didn’t really like…

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Fangirl is a book loved by so many people and I really wanted to love it but for me it fell so short and I hate to say it but I found it rather boring. I just didn’t connect with the characters or the story at all and I ended up skim reading and often skipping the bits containing Simon Snow. Despite not enjoying it, I kept reading in the hopes I would fall in love with it but I never did.

Cinder by Marissa Meyer

I first read Cinder when it was at its most popular and the hype was very strong. I usually tend to avoid hyped books unless I started the series before the world fell in love, but I was so intrigued by Cinder, once again my hopes fell short. Cyborgs just really are not for me and whilst I made sure to finish the book, I had zero interest in continuing the series. I just really struggled to connect with Cinder because she was a Cyborg. I have also not read another book with Cyborgs or Robots in so that is something I must tend to avoid.

Everyday by David Levithan

The concept around Everyday had me really intrigued but this turned out to be a book I struggled to get into a lot, in fact I picked it up three times before I truly forced myself down to read it. . As A is bodyless and jumps from body to body, I struggled to connect with them as a character and the storyline. There was also no explanation given as to why A jumps from body to body either which was frustrating as I would have liked to know why.

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

The Night Circus is another book which is loved by so many people and I went in with such high hopes having read Caraval by Stephanie Garber. I was in such a fantasy loving mood especially for a Circus setting but whilst the plot of The Night Circus seemed very exciting, I was disappointed. I struggled to get into this book right up to about 300 pages in and I nearly gave up so many times, the saving grace for me was the ending which lifted my thoughts slightly. Overall though, I found the pacing of the book to be slow and the plot boring.

The Raven Boys by Maggie Stievfater

The Raven Boys is another popular series which just fell short for me. I first tried to read this and couldn’t get into it and put it down. I then came back and tried again and it wasn’t until I was about 60% into the book that I finally felt like I got into it and felt a bigger connection to the characters. It was at this point that the book begun to pick up its pace and the characters were now taking action. For the majority of the book though, I felt confused and after finishing it, I had very little interest in picking up the others.

So there we have it. My unpopular opinions on 5 books which I didn’t enjoy and other’s love. For some of these I really wish I enjoyed them, mostly The Raven Boys and Cinder because they are series which people talk about so much, but they just weren’t for me.

What are your unpopular book opinions? I would love to know what books you didn’t like that others love!

8 thoughts on “Unpopular Opinions: 5 Books I Didn’t Enjoy.

  1. Hannah, this post hurt my poor, poor heart. Except for Cinder, which I haven’t read, and Every Day, which I have complex feelings about (it felt like a freaking prequel), I enjoyed all those books. Granted, I also skimmed the Simon Snow parts in Fangirl, because I always felt like they came in at the most inconvenient times and I could not care for fictional characters within a fictional setting when there was Cath and Levi to read about. I connected so much to her fangirl nature back in the day.
    You are hurting me most by saying you read Caraval and then in turn didn’t enjoy Night Circus, because I ADORE Night Circus and the slow atmospheric pacing, but I SO strongly disliked Caraval in comparison. I found it cliché and boring and didn’t like the characters. Nothing was the way I had hoped it would be with that book. The story was less about enchanting the readers, but more about creating drama and putting all the characters in constant peril.
    Hannah, I truly never realised how different our bookish tastes are sometimes haha this is shocking news to me! haha

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    1. Haha I’m sorry for hurting your heart Kat! Sometimes I wonder if I read The Night Circus first would I enjoy it more? But I’m overall not great with slow plots. I need fast pace and tension! I think it’s because constant peril, drama and tension makes me feel like I can truly escape because into a book because there is so much going on at once.

      I struggle with classics too because they tend to be slow paced! Whilst I didn’t enjoy these books, I still finished them so that’s something hey! 😂 I also do sometimes feel like I’m missing out because I didn’t enjoy them and they are loved by so many people. Xx

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      1. Yeah, I think I just feel the opposite. I like being eased into a world, rather than thrown into the deep end. Especially when a lot is happening, I often feel that it’s too much, you know? Everything is happening at once and mostly with way too convenient timing and then I can’t escape, because it feels less … likely?
        But that’s why there are so many different books ❤ there's something for everyone!


  2. Girl this post was great. I think it is good people are posting about the books they did not enjoy because it gives other readers a heads up. I mean think about it no one likes buying a book that is kinda expensive and hating it. That also reminds me if you want to know a secret way of finding cheap books check out my blog. I am new to the blogging world and would love for you to follow my blog and comment on anything.


  3. Ahh I’m sorry to hear you didn’t enjoy these books! I understand why you felt that way about the Night Circus, it took me a little while to get into it because it felt slow-moving, too :/


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