Monday, December 17, 2012

My least favorite reads of 2012

After coming out with my favorite reads of this year, I think it's about time that I post the books on the other end of my reading spectrum. These are the books that took me a long time to finish, the ones that didn't make an impact, those that were a pain.

I'll just list 5 titles, dear readers, as compared to my 10 favorites of 2012. And here they are, in random order.

Good-Bye, Chunky Rice
Craig Thompson
Got comparisons with The Little Prince, this one. I don't really know why. The ending just got me confused. I also found it to be a book that takes itself way too seriously.
Ally Condie
Dystopian young adult trilogy. Didn't really present anything new, although the premise was interesting.
The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms
N. K. Jemisin
This novel did get a lot of awards, and suddenly, Jemisin was under everyone's radar when it comes to high fantasy. But this first book of a trilogy, with its gods and mortals, just fell flat.
Fifty Shades Freed
E L James
Argh, this just feels that the author rushed to complete it. I love the 2nd book though. But this one, ayayay, is just all over the place.
Zsazsa Zaturnnah sa Kalakhang Maynila
Carlo Vergara
I'm only including this here because I loved the first volume to bits. This one though feels completely different from the first. Also, it didn't have the huge camp factor of the first.

So there it is, dear readers, my least favorite reads for the year. I'm not saying that they're badly written or whatnot. Let me just put it this way: they're no fun.


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