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Top 5 Wednesday: Most Disappointing Reads of 2018

What is Top 5 Wednesday?

Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly book meme hosted by Sam of Thoughts on Tomes on YouTube. Here is the link for the Goodreads group where you can find the list of topics and such.

This weeks topic is: Most Disappointing Reads of 2018

1. Confessions of an English Opium Eater by Thomas de Quincey

My god this was just a pile of confusing from beginning to end. I thought it'd be such a quick read because it's so short but I was so wrong. The opium addled ramblings of a man are not easy to navigate. I found myself falling asleep whilst I was reading this which is never a good sign. I can't day I'll be picking up any of de Quincey's work...unless I have to again!

I have a full review here.

You can find the Goodreads page here.

2. Millenium Hall by Sarah Scott

This read like non-fiction history of a group of women. I can't recall half of what I read because all the characters blurred into one. I can't even tell you what was so Utopian about the novel. I was not a fan...

I have a full review here.

You can find the Goodreads page here.

3. Utopia by Thomas More

Don't get me started on this horror of a book. I can't recall it ever taking me so long to finish a book ever. It was so monotonous to read....and then I had to write about it for over 2000 words. Mr. More and I are not friends any more.

I have a review here.

You can find the Goodreads page here.

4. A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess

Again I thought this was going to such a wonderfully short read...how wrong I was. This book featured something called NADSAT which is kind of like a Russian inspired slang which made the book so difficult to get through. What would've taken me hours took me days and I had to sit with a dictionary of the language to read the book! Nope. Nevermind the violence...that was another thing entirely.

I have a full review here.

You can find the Goodreads page here.

5. The Gods of Love by Nicola Mostyn

This is perhaps the most disappointing book of all....because it was just okay. It had so much promise, it contained one of my favourite topics; Greek Mythology. And it was just such a let down. Far too trope-y to the point where it was boring and predictable and also even for a book about Greek Gods it was unrealistic. I rated this higher than I think I should've done too.

I have a full review here.

You can find the Goodreads page here.

What were your most disappointing reads of 2018

Thank-you for reading,

Katie x

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