December 30, 2020




   There aren't a whole lot of books that I hate or dislike. I usually really like books or just find them "eh" at best. But this year I was able to come up with five books that I truly found not good in the least bit or hated with every fiber of my being.

5. In the Darkness by Mike Omer

    I was really dissapointed that I did not like this book because I enjoyed the first book in this series so much. I couldn't stand this book though. It was incredibly problematic, sexist, chauvinist, the list goes on. There was absolutely nothing redeemable about this book, it was almost like it was written by another person or the author forgot everything from the first book.

4. Party of Two by Jasmine Guillory

I should have stuck with my gut and stopped reading after the first chapter when I was bored, but I pushed forward and wasted my time. This was the most cookie-cutter, boring contemporary I've read in a hot second. Everything was predictable but not in a good way.

3. Hate Thy Neighbor by S.M. Soto

It's been a hot second since I've read something so completely toxic. Enemies to lovers is usually my shit, but this was bad in every single way. The relationship between the main characters was so unhealthy and terrible to read. So many people like this book and I'm like y'all need to re-evaluate yourselves if this is what you consider goals.  

2. If I Never Met You by Mhairi McFarlane

Y’all this was not it. I originally DNFed this book and decided to give it a second chance and I should have left it for the birds. The writing and pacing were not good, and the romance was not a romance. There was no chemistry. Like if you gonna do fake dating to real lovers they gotta pop and sparkle and that didn’t happen. It felt like they became friends more than lovers. And like don’t even get me started how how shitty the plot was especially towards the end. That shit was rushed and for what? Nothing came from anything that happened. Next time when my gut says this ain’t it I’ll listen to it.

1. Take a Hint, Dani Brown by Talia Hibbert

This book was such a large waste of my time. I picked it up because everyone and their mother talked about the first book and this one so I figured it had to be good. There is nothing I enjoyed about this book outside of the diversity and representation. I skimmed my way through this because it was just so unbearable to read. I know I'm in the minority in my opinion, but it is what it is.

    Those are the books that just weren't it for me in 2020. If y'all read these books, tell me what you thought of them!

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