Top Three Thursdays #11

Hello and welcome! This is my weekly series, Top Three Thursdays, or, for convenience, TTT. Every week I discuss my top three in any bookish topic. If you’d like to participate, write up a post on your blog and leave a link to it in the comments below.

The topic for today (06/04/17) is: Books That Didn’t Live up to Their Hype

1. The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss

A friend lent me this book for my birthday last year and told me it was the best fantasy series ever written. While I won’t deny that it’s a good book, I just don’t see what makes it so great. A lot of people love Rothfuss’s style, but I wasn’t one of them. I gave it a 4 out of 5 stars because it didn’t live up to the hype for me.

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2. Graceling by Kristin Cashore

I honestly didn’t like this book at all. Since I have a ‘no-less-than-3-stars’ rating policy on Goodreads, I couldn’t go lower than that. But it was a 1-star read for me. I didn’t like the characters, the romance was annoying and the world-building felt lazy. In contrast, I liked Fire a lot better because of the change in main character, but Graceling just wasn’t for me.

3. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

Just like The Name of the Wind, I did like this book. However, I didn’t fall head over heels in love with it. The writing style was different and broke many rules, but it wasn’t my cup of tea. I was confused every time I began a new chapter and wasn’t a fan of the romance. The world didn’t suck me in and captivate me either. Again, this has a 4-star rating from my side on Goodreads.

What are some of the books that you didn’t enjoy as much as you were led to believe by all the hype surrounding it? Let me know in the comments section below.

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