Tweaked Top 5 Tuesday: 5 books I didn’t like and everyone loved

Hi Dear friends!


Today is Tuesday, the day of top 5 tuesday by Shanah @bionicbookworm and I’m supposed to speak about books I loved that people didn’t like. The only problem is that I didn’t have enough books fitting this category!

So I chose to go backward and speak about books everyone loved but not me!


In no particular order…


Collide by Gail Mc Hugh

I simply could not stand the heroine as she was a real doormat and it’s a huge pet peeve!


Sins and Needles by Karina Halle

Many friends raved about this one but Karina halle has always been a hit or miss for me and sadly this one was a miss.


Beautiful Bastard by Christina Lauren

Don’t throw rocks please but this one was just “meh” for me.


Looking for Alaska by John Green

John Green ‘s writing is not for me. It goes all over the place and just does not fit my taste. Funny enough my daughter does not love John Green either and she wanted so much to love The Faukt in our Stars.


The Fate of the Tearling by Erika Johansen

I adored the first two books in the series but was so disappointed with the last one! I did not recognize the characters and there was too much crammed into the story.


That’s it! Now what are the books other loved that you didn’t like?


Happy Tuesday  and thanks for reading!



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25 Replies to “Tweaked Top 5 Tuesday: 5 books I didn’t like and everyone loved”

  1. Yeah John Green doesn’t really do it for me either. His teenagers just aren’t relateable.

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Well I tried and I failed to like it Hannah…

  2. i only have the alaska one… haven’t read it yet
    the rest doesn’t look like something i’d enjoy, i must say

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Well Norrie maybe we share the same taste?

  3. I didn’t like Looking for Alaska that much, it was okay. I think that’s the only Green’s book I’ve read. I have paper towns on my shelf but don’t know if I’ll ever pick it up

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      haha we are in the same predicament Hanna 😉

  4. Nice Twist on the prompt! I haven’t read any of the ones you listed so I can’t speak about those, but the first on that comes to mind that I didn’t like was 50 Shades of Gray

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Haha thank you Brittany!!!

  5. I’m a big John Green fan, but I completely understand what you mean. His writing is a very specific taste, either you like it or you don’t. It’s long-winded and almost manic, but that’s how my brain works so it’s usually right up my alley.

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      I noticed it Dee. He is a hate or love author but has so many followers that I would call him certainly bestselling author 😉

  6. I absolutely loved the entire Queen of the Tearling series, but I do think that maybe the finale was a tad rushed. It also ended in a way that I wasn’t expecting at all, but I still enjoyed it. I thought it was cleverly done, rather than the perfect happy ending that is so common.

    PS. I got my dad to read this series and he’s on the final book now. He’s so engrossed in the story, he even took it to the doctor’s office yesterday and was telling his doctor about it. Haha!

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Hahaha I wonder if your dad will share the same opinion once he is finished. Maybe? I hope so as it’s way better to keep loving a whole series!

  7. I was getting ready to say how this was next week’s topic, but Shanah beat me to it! 😀

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Bwahahaha I will have to tweak it once again next week then Wendy ;-))))

  8. Believe it or not, I actually have a GR label just for such books.
    Hikes! I just checked it and there are 24 of them. I’ll just list some of the most popular.

    “Real” by Katy Evans becuase there was just too much loving going on compared to the rest of the story.
    “King” by TM Frazier. I cannot stand King as a character.
    “The Wall of Winnipeg and Me.” Iiiiiiiiiit waaaaaaaas toooooooo sloooooooow fooooooor mmeeeeee.
    “Retrieval” Duet by Aly Martinez. I did not like the dynamics between the MCs. After everything, they just fell back in bed together. It was just ‘meh’.

    BTW, I haven’t read any of the books on the list, even though I’ve gone close to reading Beautiful Bastard a couple times. Still, I know my tastes well enough to know when to not pick up a book.

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Bwahahaha Talia I loved your first four books 😉 And I should keep such shelf!

  9. You’re getting ahead of me – this is actually next weeks topic! I tried to cover both sides of the coin. This week was ones I loved and next week will be the ones I didn’t. But maybe since you usually have a lot more than 5 to talk about it can be a continuation!
    John Green is NOT my favourite! Literally the only two books of his I liked were Fault and Looking for Alaska. All the others I read and literally threw across the room!!
    Got you added to the list 🙂 And I have to say that I look forward to your pictures every week. The vintage women are amazing!!

  10. I’m with you on John Green. I haven’t like anything that he has written

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Kayla I am so happy I am not alone here!!! He is so hyped that I just feel guilty..

  11. I’m not a big John Green fan either Sophie.‍♀️

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Pfew I already feel better Kim!!! 😉

  12. Haha I was really curious to find out 😉 and yep I did like Sins and Needles. I haven’t read the other books though. The one everyone likes but me must be We Were Liars ;-). Great idea for a post Sophie!

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Thank you Inge! My daughter just wants me to read We Were Liars LOL

  13. I actually need to finish the the Tearling trilogy! It’s sad to hear the last book didn’t quite do it for you, though :/
    I agree on Looking for Alaska – super average book! And I’m super curious about Sins & Needles, and Beautiful Bastard. I’ve been enjoying NA quite a lot lately, but I’m not sure how I’ll feel about those two.
    Wonderful post, Sophie! 🙂

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Thank you Sophie!! 😉

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