Worst Books I read in 2018

I DNF’d 5 books total (more on those in a second), which was a bummer. Most I struggled through about halfway but I just couldn’t get into them or they weren’t my thing, so I had to give them up.

Ninefox Gambit is a military-sci-fi-space book and I didn’t like it. Mostly, it was written super confusing to me and I kept getting lost and had no idea what’s going on. So I said thank u, next!

An Unwanted Guest bored me, and I DNF’d at 19%. Now, the idea of people being snowed-in at a lodge and someone being a killer and they get picked off one-by-one sounded interesting, but at this time, I didn’t care for the characters or the extremely short, choppy chapters. So I also did not continue.

The Lunatic Cafe is book #4 in the Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter series and I just couldn’t. She is obnoxious and got on my nerves. So although I was ok with the first three books, I didn’t want to invest any more time into them.

New York 2140 sounded so good! A future NYC under water is definitely interesting to me, but I didn’t like all of the focus on economics and math, which made it read more like a textbook to me. It just wasn’t for me, which was a bummer!

The Catcher in the Rye was such a chore to get through, even though it’s not a long book. Halfway through, I couldn’t handle the teenage boy angst of the 50s anymore so I had to put it down. Such a shame, because it’s such a loved classic. It just didn’t do it for me.

I also had one 1 star book, which was The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros. I had to read this for my Women Studies in Art & Lit class and I was not a fan. It’s a series of vignettes about a girl and her neighbors in a lower-class Chicago suburb but it just didn’t work for me. I think it was mostly the format, but overall, I didn’t care for the story or the characters.

Stay tuned for my overall Year in Review and my favorite books of 2018!

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