Popular Books that Everyone (but me) Love

Sometimes a book creates a lot of hype and I jump the bandwagon genuinely thinking it must be worth it. But at some point midway, I realise that this is just not what I read.

Of course, what I like to read may not be something that you love to read and so also vice versa. Hence, the Popular Books that everyone (but me) love.

📚 Book #1 Great Expectations

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I think I didn’t feel a connect with the story because of the style of writing. I do not like classics in general and it’s not for lack of trying. I read this book till the end but the process was too slow and forced. I find the language really weighing me down. Also, the issues that they had at that time just aren’t relevant anymore and maybe that’s why I just couldn’t relate to the way that era is described.

📚 Book #2 The Alchemist

This book is a motivation for many people. In fact, when I couldn’t wrap my head around this book, I gave it to a friend and he returned it saying it was a great read for him. It just didn’t work for me , maybe because I am more used to reading non fictional self help books. I half-read this book 5 years ago. It did not elevate my life then. Maybe if I had to read it now, that I’m a little bit grownup (hopefully 😝), it would have made sense?!

📚 Book #3 The Vampire Diaries

I have listed the series but I have only ever read the first book – The Awakening – and I did not like it. At that time, I was hugely obsessed with The Vampire Diaries tv series and I thought the books would be great too but it just lacked that magic touch. And, I have sworn off reading about other kinds of vampires (The Twilight Series) because I don’t want anything ruining my eternal love for the TVD series ( and for Ian Somerhalder).

📚 Book #4 A Court of Thorns and Roses

I have made an attempt to read this book twice. And I’m still stuck in second gear. The mystical characters aren’t interesting enough for me. I was just skimming through chapters and reading only the dialogues because the descriptive part did not build up an image in my mind.

📚 Book #5 The Time Traveller’s Wife

Usually, I love time travel. There is suspense, confusion and always a surprise of where you would land. But the whole age warp angle of this book ruined the experience for me. It was difficult to follow what age he was when and to, you know, go back and realise that ah, this was what was happening then.

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