TGIF is a feature at GReads which recaps the posts for the week and has a different question each week for bloggers to answer.
This Friday's Question:
Book Disappointments: Have you ever come across a book you were so stoked to read, but it failed miserably in your eyes?
Yup, and I'm sure this has happened to many people. For example, you get a recommendation from a friend who says, "You MUST read this book, it's awesome!" Maybe you see a bunch of 5-star raving reviews on Goodreads, Amazon, or blogs so you order the book immediately. Then, what happens? It's a total let down. It's like there were so many great things written about it and you built it up so much in your head that there was no way it would meet your expectations. Does that mean the book was bad? Not really. It maybe didn't meet your expectations, but the story and great writing elements were all there.
Anyway...here are a couple of books (or authors) that I was told would be awesome and I guess they just weren't for me. Definitely doesn't mean I didn't like them, but rather that my expectations were insanely high for the book to meet.
1. This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen
2. The Great Gatsby by Scott F. Fitzgerald
3. The Summer We Fell Apart by Robin Antalek
4. Songs of the Humpback Whale by Jodi Picoult
5. The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner by Stephenie Meyer
How about you? Were there any books you were disappointed by?