5 Worst Books We Read in 2016

So, in our last post we told you our 1o favorite books we read last year. Well, for this post you get to hear about our 5 least favorite books we read last year. Because where there is good there is also bad and you definitely can’t love everything you read! Buckle in and get ready because here we go!

Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur


Now this is totally an unpopular opinion because so many people love this book, and we definitely understand why. There just wasn’t any content in the book that resonated with us. Also, we had a hard time understanding some of the authors choices structurally. Obviously, this book is free verse, but to us that doesn’t mean just putting in line breaks all willy nilly. We felt there wasn’t much creative reason behind the structural choices she made. They didn’t add anything to her poems. Often times, we felt it would’ve been better if she had just left the guise of poetry behind and made them short prose pieces. Her sentences would’ve had more punch left together than they do when they are seemingly randomly broken apart for line breaks.

1 Star.

Me Before You by JoJo Moyes


We have never been so frustrated in our lives while reading a book. We were really looking forward to a great read with this one. Everyone speaks so highly of it, but it just left us angry, annoyed and ticked that we spent so much time reading it. Also, the relationship was just a little weird. It maybe seemed a little forced and unrealistic. We have a hard time believing that a situation like this one would ever occur in real life.

2 Stars.

This is Where I leave You by Johnathan Trooper


The main character was weird. His family was weird. The plot was weird. The book was just flat out weird.

2 Stars.

Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge


We were really excited to read this book. The cover is gorgeous and the description really drew us in, but the book just let us down. We don’t know if we missed something, but man were we confused. The story seemed abstract and ambiguous, and not in a good way. The book felt unfinished by the time we got to the end. Nothing felt like it was well explained. This book just wasn’t grounded at all and it was hard for us to find our way through it.

2 Stars.

What Light by Jay Asher


Worst is maybe too strong a word for this one. This book wasn’t terrible by any means, but it wasn’t nearly as good as we had hoped. It was a little cheesy. The plot was a little too simple and the characters were lacking in any sort of depth or complexity, but it was a fun enough read for the holiday season.

2 Stars.

Whew. Well that’s it. Those are our least favorite books we read in 2016. We sure hope this doesn’t offend anyone! Obviously, we respect that other people like these books. People like what they like and they can’t change that! Did you guys read anything that was lackluster for you? How do you feel about these books? Do you love them? Hate them? Feel kind of meh about them? Let us know in the comments!


2 thoughts on “5 Worst Books We Read in 2016

  1. I personally really liked Me Before You, but there were definitely also som frustrating moments/characters!
    I did a “most disappointing” rather than a worst, just because I had a lot of books that I expected a lot from but in the end disappointed me – some really popular ones too like Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe…


    1. Yes, I would definitely describe Me Before You as being frustrating! Disappointing is a good word. Probably a better descriptor than worst. We haven’t read Aristotle and Dante, but would definitely be interested to especially to see if we like it as much as everyone else!

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