Top 5 Tuesday: Hyped books I didn’t enjoy

Top 5 Tuesday was created by Shanah at Bionic Book Worm, but now it is hosted by Meeghan at Meeghan Reads.

Top 5 Hyped Books I Didn’t Enjoy

This whole month of July for this meme is about hyped books and last week I talked about hyped books I’m not interested in. This week, I’m going to be talking about hyped books that I didn’t enjoy. This is quite hard to do as most books that have had hype that I’ve read I have enjoyed. Reading is a really subjective, so if I include a book you loved on here, it’s nothing personal!

Jane Eyre

I know, I’m sorry! I know so many people adore Jane Eyre but I didn’t enjoy it. I appreciate the writing style and the character of Jane, but the story didn’t do it for me.

The Great Gatsby

Again, another favourite in the literary canon. I read it for my AS Level English Literature. I enjoyed studying the book – that was interesting – but I hated the story as a book to read. But that was a decade ago; maybe if I revisited the book I would think differently!

Manipulated Lives

Not a really well known book, but everyone who was on the two blog tours for this book seemed to absolutely love it and I really was not keen. Not sure what I was missing. Here’s my review.

The Sun Is Also A Star

I decided to try out some more YA and had seen lots about this one. I did not like it. I find teenage-ness quite frustrating as main characters in YA. It didn’t do it for me.


I love dystopian fiction. I like things featuring feminism. I didn’t like Vox. I found it really underwhelming unfortunately. Here’s my review.

What books for your haven’t lived up to the hype? Let me know in the comments!

3 thoughts on “Top 5 Tuesday: Hyped books I didn’t enjoy

  1. 100% agree on The Great Gatsby! I greatly disliked the book when I read it a couple of years ago. Maybe I’d feel different now but then I don’t really have any desire to find out πŸ˜‚

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s