Most Disappointing Reads of 2012

Every one picks up a book that they are really excited about only to find out it just doesn’t keep your attention like you thought it would.  There have been a couple of books like this for me this year.  These books are not necessarily bad; but something (my mood, the lack of story development, annoying character) just got in my way of enjoying it like I thought I would.  But I feel like I need to equally showcase these books, so without further ado, here are my Most Disappointing reads of 2012!

Caution, some snippets may contain spoilers!

Ten by Gretchen McNeil— This book was talked up in the book blogging world as being an awesome thriller, so I was really excited to read it, especially around Halloween!  But then I read the first 5 pages, and the characters were just horrible!  And while I finished the book, I thought that the whole surviving the killings being more concerned with your new love interest than your best friend being dead was completely absurd!!!

Die For Me/Until I Die by Amy Plum— A lot of people simply adore this story, and I can see why, because it is a great story idea.  But the execution of the actual writing of the story was just so subpar for me that it took away from my enjoyment of the series.  My expectations with this series was high, so to read such bland writing was really disappointing.

The Walking Dead Book One by Robert Kirkman– I freakin love this show, so I was really excited to read the comics!  So I picked this book up, and I was incredibly surprised by how vulgar and demeaning to women it was!  It was this shock that disappointed me.  But I did read the rest, and I love them all!  But that first one was just so disappointing to me!

The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting— I was really excited about reading this kind of a paranormal novel; it sounded so intriguing!  But then I read it, and the characters were flat and the paranormal aspects were unexplained and convenient.  This book was just a bust for me. 

The One That I Want by Jennifer Echols— I wanted a cute love story, and this was kind of that.  But it was also just flat.  The characters were cute, but kind of boring.  The story was just ehhh.  And then this book cover was whitewashed, and it made me angry and disappointed.

Skipping Christmas by John Grisham—  This book was supposed to be a fun Christmastime read, and what I got was a familiar story that preached at me.  I like Christmas, Mr. Grisham.  Don’t judge me!

Those are 6 books that severely disappointed me this year.  There were others, but I didn’t want to flood my blog with negativity lol.  =)

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Love and White Pizza,
Jennifer

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2 thoughts on “Most Disappointing Reads of 2012

  1. Cayce says:

    I kinda enjoyed Ten, but yeah, the original by Agatha Christie is a 100 times better.And I'm one of those who like Die For Me too. Mostly because it's the set in Paris 🙂

  2. Kat Balcombe says:

    Ah there's nothing more disappointing than a book not living up to expectations 😦 Ten was pretty blah for me too – I wanted super-creepy-spooky and just got a bunch of annoying teenagers *sigh*I enjoyed the setting of Die For Me, but it certainly didn't blow me away.Ah well, plenty more books in the sea 😉

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