Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Disliked/Hated but Am Really Glad I Read (maybe just for bragging rights)

Welcome to Top Ten Tuesday!

Top Ten Tuesday is an original weekly feature created by The Broke and the Bookish and is now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s is Books I Disliked/Hated but Am Really Glad I Read (maybe just for bragging rights). 

1. After
by Anna Todd

I hated this book. The only reason I’m glad I read it was because it lead (eventually) to After Ever Happy, which was the book I wanted/needed the entire time I was reading the series. If you’re wondering why I hated it, my review is here.

2. The Girl on the Train
by Paula Hawkins

This book had so much hype. So many people loved it. While the twist was great, the book was boring. I’m glad I read it so I can argue with anyone who says it was amazing. Lol.

3. Forbidden
by Tabitha Suzuma

Incest is a hard topic to stomach. I’m glad I read this book because the writing was brilliant. The topic, however, I hated.

4. Taking Chances
by Molly McAdams

I hated the love triangle in this book. It was HORRIBLE. At least I can say I’ve read it.

5. Allegiant
by Veronica Roth

Do I even need to explain? I’m glad I read it because I needed closure for this series, and I got it.

6. Fraternize
by Rachel Van Dyken

Another horrible love triangle. What makes me glad I read this one is the fact the it leads to the second book, Infraction, and that one was awesome.

7. Glass Sword
by Victoria Aveyard

This book was so dang boring. I’m only glad I read it because the ending was fantastic and made me want to read the next book when I probably would have given up on the series.

8. Sweet Home
by Tillie Cole

I didn’t really care for Sweet Home the crazy dramatics were just that: crazy and dramatic. I’m glad I read it because it set up the rest of the series, which was amazing!

9. Luxe
by Ashley Antoinette

This book was DARK. I’m glad I read it because now I can say I’ve read Urban Fiction. That’s about it.

10. Modern Lovers
by Emma Straub

I wasn’t a fan of this book really, but I was happy to get to read a new author for free. I would try another of her books.


23 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Disliked/Hated but Am Really Glad I Read (maybe just for bragging rights)”

  1. These are great. I stopped with the first book in the Allegiant series, after I kept seeing the hate for that book. Lol. I avoided Taking Chances like the plague. I totally agree about The Girl on the Train!!! The movie is better.

  2. I am so with you on Girl on the Train. I did wonder if it was because I listened to it on audio but the whole thing just bored me. So many better thrillers out there.

    Also agree on Allegiant. The ending was awful although I’m really not happy with how they changed it in the film.

    1. No, it wasn’t just the audio! I agree. Much better thrillers are out there!

  3. hehe love your title for this 😉 Really agree with you about girl on a train. Yeah I skipped out on Forbidden cos I can’t stomach the topic. And I definitely get what you mean about Allegiant.

  4. Ooh I remember seeing Modern Lovers and LOVING that green cover. Never read it tho. After looks interesting. I never finished Allegiant… just got sidetracked and never went back. It wasn’t really grabbing me anyway…

    1. I would say yes. Just to get to know the other characters. The rest of the series was so good. Like amazingly good compared to that book.

  5. This is such a great TTT topic! I guess you will be arguing with me about Girl on the Train. I can see how it would have some boring aspects to it, I suppose! lol

  6. Allegiant… well, yes it gave me some closure as well, but damn I didn’t expect that at all when I read it, hahaha.
    I read Glass Sword and didn’t enjoy it that much… unfortunately I gave up with the series… for now.I heard it gets better afterwards, so maybe I’ll pick it up someday again 😀

    1. So this ended up in my comments trash…I’m not sure how? Sorry for not replying.
      I think it’s okay not to have read Forbidden. It was really hard to read the whole incest storyline.

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