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30 Day Challenge- Day 29

A book you hated…

How long have you got?? 😂

I could be here a while if I was to name them all so I’m just going to name one! Or two actually! Two! 😉

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn


Just hated this book. The story, the writing style, the characters, basically everything!

Watched the movie this year and thought it was terrible too.

I’m sure people will say they loved GG, in fact, I know a few who did like the book but alas, I did not.

Up next, special mention goes to:

The Girl On The Train by Paula Hawkins


I bought this, hyped as it was, expecting great things! I was so disappointed! The twist wasn’t exactly shocking, and I just couldn’t like any of the characters in the book.

I’m not surprised to hear this being adapted for a movie, but I can’t see myself going to see it! Might watch it when it comes out on Sky Movies and even then, meh!

What books have you hated?? 😊

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30 Day Blog Challenge- Day 9

Most overrated book… 

Finally!!! A post I can write without even having to think about it!

The most overrated book I have read is…

Yup, Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn is the most overrated book I have read. I read it when it came out, before all the hype had started and I despised it. No offence to Gillian Flynn, but it was and still is one of my least favourite books that I have read.

I found the characters extremely irritating and the story was completely ridiculous. Gone Girl divides people as I think you either love it or hate it. I read Sharp Objects and it was just as bad for me!
Another book that deserves a special mention (for me!!!) for being totally overrated is:

I was so bored reading TGOTT. I thought it was an odd premise, and as with Gone Girl, I hated the characters.

How both of these books are movies (Gone Girl has been released and TGOTT is in production) is beyond me. I always seem to be in the minority with hyped books these days, I just don’t get it!

Am I the only one? 😁


The Girl On The Train by Paula Hawkins


With all the hype surrounding this book, I couldn’t not get it! It was the most hyped book I had seen in a while. A lot of “if you liked Gone Girl, you’ll love this” batted around…. Ummmmm, no. Just no. I hated Gone Girl, and I hated this book too! 

I found GOTT to be a formulaic book, I wasn’t surprised by the so-called twist and the end, and to be honest I couldn’t even tell you what happened in it at this stage. I couldn’t wait to finish it. I passed it on, partly in the hope that I don’t have to look at it again! Harsh, I know! 

Amazons description: 

Rachel catches the same commuter train every morning. She knows it will wait at the same signal each time, overlooking a row of back gardens. She’s even started to feel like she knows the people who live in one of the houses. ‘Jess and Jason’, she calls them. Their life – as she sees it – is perfect. If only Rachel could be that happy. And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough. Now everything’s changed. Now Rachel has a chance to become a part of the lives she’s only watched from afar. Now they’ll see; she’s much more than just the girl on the train…”

I know of a lot of people who throughly enjoyed this book, but I’m pretty sure I know a similar amount who didn’t. I guess that in itself is testament to how a book can divide opinion! 

If you’ve read it, drop me a line in the comments section!