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March 30 – 5 of my least favorite books in a series
Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme created by Lainey. Every week, we get a new topic to discuss and list top 5 books (or whatever is specified) that relate to that topic! If you’re interested in joining, just visit this Goodreads group!
Here are some of the books that I didn’t like in some of my favorite book series.
Gossip Girl– Only in your dreams by Cecily von Ziesgar
This is the ninth book in the series. Interestingly, I watched the TV show up to the final season though I didn’t really like the season adaptation of this book either. The rest of the books in the series were well paced and so much was happening in Nate,Chuck, Serena and Blair’s lives but nothing much happened in this book. I didn’t finish it although I watched the whole season.
Random GIF. I loved how he used to say his name on the TV show.
Shopaholic series- Shopaholic to the Rescue by Sophie Kinsella
This series has always been my guilty pleasure. I am not a fan of Chic Lit as such but I love the shopaholic series and have read 5 out of 8 books in the series. These are the books that I turn to whenever I need a quick, easy read. However, Shopaholics to the Rescue was not like the others. I really didn’t like this book at all. It felt like the book added nothing to the series especially based on how good the last book was. This one disappointed me. Word around is that it’s the final book in the series not sure if I will read the ones that I had skipped.
I loved a Time to Kill. The book was intense and riveting and had me at the edge of my seat from the first page. I also loved the movie adaptation. Jack Briggance was brilliant in this one. Sycamore Row was the second book featuring Briggance but I didn’t like it as much as ATTK. It wasn’t boring, actually, it was pretty good but between the two, Sycamore Row was be my least favorite book in this series. Really, this was a tough choice, both books are great. You can read my review of Sycamore Row here.
I feel bad about this one. It sounds wrong to admit that I didn’t like one of these books especially since they were based on true accounts of the Rwanda genocide. I loved Left to Tell. It was quite inspirational. I can’t imagine what the author went through hiding in a bathroom for three months during the genocide. I struggled through the second book. It seemed that most of the things had been said in the first one. The theme of forgiveness was already covered in Left to Tell. Led by Faith was also quite slow.
You can read my review of both books here
Okay so here is the thing, at some point this series was so popular that everyone in Kenya was talking about it. I saw the books in all stores and women were reading them in public places. There were whispers about a red room, silk ties and some indecent spanking and I got curious about it. Then the government banned it. I read the first book to the end, the second book halfway and only saw the cover for the third book but couldn’t bring myself to read it. So let me just say that my least worse (I know that’s not English but work with me here) was the first book, Fifty Shades of Gray.
So that’s my list. Have you read any of the books in the list? Do you agree/disagree with me?
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