Hey guys! I am very excited and also kinda scared to do this tag. I have read many of books over the years and I still have fond memories about most of them but there are some books that I did love at the time I was reading them but for whatever reason all I can do now is cringe when I think about them. They aren’t necessarily bad books but my reading tastes have changed over the years and I don’t see myself enjoying them anymore. So without further ado let’s dive right into it.
1. Divergent by Veronica Roth.
I was obsessed with this book when I was in my teens. This was the series that made me fall in love with the dystopian genre. Of course I was disappointed with the ending but I still loved the whole series because it had a great concept and amazing cast of characters. But as the years went by I started to notice several flaws with the books that I didn’t before especially when it comes to some of the decisions the characters made in this series. And also the movie adaptation just ruined whatever little feelings I had for it🤷♀️. I know it’s not fair to judge a book by it’s movie but it was already a dying love and I didn’t need anything else to beat it out of me.
2. The folk in the air series by Holly Black.
This one is a fairly recent read for me. I read it last year when I was in quarantine and I enjoyed it a lot at that time. I guess I got swept away by the hype and binged the entire trilogy. It’s been a year since then and I have completely blocked out about 90% of the plot because it is that forgettable. And now that I have come down from the high I also don’t see how someone can fall in love with their bully. It was just so over the top and ridiculous. I can’t believe I was shipping Carden and Jude so hard.
3. Tairen soul series by C.L. Wilson.
This was one of my favorite series of 2019. It was one of the first adult high fantasy series I have read. I loved the world building and the overall plot of this series and it also had dragons which is my favorite part in any fantasy book. And perhaps these are the reasons why I overlooked some aspects of these books that I shouldn’t have before. This series had some pretty graphic rape scenes which made me very uncomfortable while I was reading it. I ignored them at that time because I was too immersed with the story. But whenever I think about this series I am reminded of those scenes and it’s sort of tainted all my good memories. I wish the author had handled it a bit more delicately because it is such a triggering subject.
4. The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith.
Robert Galbraith is the pseudonym that was used by J.K. Rowling to write this new crime fiction series. I read the first book when I was in 10th grade and I remember loving it so much that I kept recommending this to my friends as well. But now that I have read a few more crime fiction novels, I realise that this isn’t the most original book out there. There wasn’t anything new in the story except the characters & the plot was too predictable.
5. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
Everyone has read this book😆. It was such a sensation in my teen years. A lot of my friends had read this and thought that it was the best thing to happen to them. I am exaggerating of course but it did feel that way for a while. I got swept away by the hype and felt the same way too. I can understand why it’s so popular and I agree that it had a good message but it’s been a long time and I am so over it. I have become bit of a pessimist over the years and I just don’t care what this book is trying to preach anymore.
So these are the books that I used to love but now I don’t. I haven’t covered all the books but only the ones that I feel very strongly about. These are completely my personal opinion and it doesn’t mean that these are bad books in any way. So please don’t hate me.🙈
Let me know if you feel the same way about these books or not and share which one of your past favorites would you put in this list in the comment section.