Six For Sunday – 2017 Books That Weren’t For Me

Six for Sunday is a weekly meme hosted by the lovely Steph at ALITTLEBUTALOT. You can find a list of the 2018 prompts here

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2017 Books I Didn’t Enjoy

The Inconceivable Life Of Quinn by Marianna Baer – I had really high hopes for this one, I thought it would be some sort of political drama, instead it just became a little strange.

The Fifth Letter by Nicola Moriarty – This book was just a bit meh for me, I wanted it to be a little more scandalous I guess.

Two Days Gone by Randall Silvis – I just didn’t get on with the style of this one at all, for me parts of it felt like the author was just trying to be clever for the sake of seeming clever.

Dream Job by Janet Garber – I felt like this book didn’t know what it wanted to be. I thought it was something a little more like Hotel Babylon, or The Secret Diary of a Call Girl, real world anecdotes. At some points it felt like this, and then at other points it became a strange sort of romance. I wish it had stayed as fictional anecdotes

On The Other Side by Carrie Hope Fletcher – This maybe the most controversial title in my list as I know Carrie has a huge fan base but it just didn’t do it for me. I think what reading this and The Inconceivable Life Of Quinn in quick succession taught me is that magical realism is not really for me. I enjoy a little magic in a fantasy setting but I’m not into a contemporary novel suddenly going a bit weird!

The One That Got Away by Annabel Kantaria – I wanted to enjoy this, I really wanted to read a bit of a dark and twisted thriller when I picked this one up, but for me both of the central characters where so unlikable I really didn’t care what they were doing to each other and I think as soon as you stop caring about the characters there’s not much point in continuing reading. I did finish the book, but it’s fair to say I was skim reading by the end

I think I was definitely pretty lucky with my reading in 2017. I genuinely didn’t pick up too many books I didn’t get on with. Maybe that’s because I do have a habit of sticking to the sorts of genres I know I enjoy, like crime and thrillers, but I did move a little more out of my comfort zone by the end of the year and managed to discover some fantastic stories so maybe I need to take more risks with my reading!

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They were my #SixforSunday! If you’ve taken part leave a link to your post below and I’ll be sure to check it out!

With Love Sarah

8 thoughts on “Six For Sunday – 2017 Books That Weren’t For Me

  1. Donna

    The only one of these that I attempted was The Fifth Letter and I gave up with it after about 10% on my kindle. Couldn’t stand the writing style and decided life’s too short to keep trying with it!

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    1. Sarah

      Part of me wishes I’d given up…. I need to get better at not finishing books, these were probably the only books of 2017 I wasn’t keen on but I could have finished others I enjoyed more if I wasn’t reading these…

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