Book Challenge Books

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!