As you may or may not have seen on my Instagram, I’ve had a bit of a rough reading week this past week. I’ve started and stopped three books. They were all books I really thought I’d enjoy, making these decisions all the more frustrating. I didn’t get nearly far enough in any of these to warrant their own review posts, so I’m sharing my thoughts on all three of these books today!
Now, onto these not so great books…
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
I really wanted to like this book! I think my main struggle here was Eleanor is so incredibly out of touch for an adult living alone in contemporary times. She’s just so negative, bleak, and blunt about everything that it felt unrealistic. I only read about 60 pages of this book before setting it down for several days. I realized that I had not thought about that book at all and there was no point in continuing to read it.
An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson
This is a fantasy YA novel that I was really excited about! It really reminded me of one of my favorite fantasy series, A Court of Thorns and Roses, but kept missing the mark. I think that this might be a better book for younger YA readers. The writing is not great and the plot is one continuous action scene after another. I read about one third of this book and stopped when I realized I didn’t care what happened next, nor about any of the characters.
I See You by Clare Mackintosh
This was so disappointing! I loved her first book, I Let You Go, and highly recommend that one. I found that her newest book was good, but not up to par with her debut. I read about one third of this book before realizing that I knew where things were going and that the entire premise was a bit far fetched. This thriller did not have much heat and the pacing was quite slow. Overall, I found this book to be lacking across the board.
That’s it for today! Have you read any of these? Which books have you read recently that you didn’t enjoy?