It’s day 12! We are officially halfway through Blogmas! Can you believe it? I can’t! Anyway today I want to talk to you about My Top 5 Disappointing Christmas Reads. Over the last few years I have read a lot of Christmas books, and unfortunately, not all them have lived up to expectations. So, here are five Christmas books that I was disappointed by
Pride And Prejudice And Mistletoe by Melissa De La Cruz
I had actually heard some negative things about this book before going into it, but I tried to have an open mind about it. And it wasn’t terrible, but it wasn’t that great either. I didn’t have high expectations about this book, but it still managed to disappoint me, which sucked. I just found the characters pretty unlikable and fairly self-centered. I also kept getting annoyed by the sheer stupidity of the characters. It read a lot like a Hallmark movie, which isn’t really my thing. Pretty disappointed by this book
The Nut Cracker by E T A Hoffmann
Although I didn’t love this book I cannot deny that it is a classic. This story, that inspired the famous ballet, follows a young girl as she is thrown into an unexpected and unimaginable world. Where Nutcrackers are men in disguise and mice are at war. I spent the whole time that I was reading this book being incredibly confused. I had no idea what was going on, it was boring, it was weird and didn’t feel at all festive. Having read Christmas classics before I was fully expecting to love this book and instead it fell flat on its face. I was so gutted that I didn’t like it. especially considering I have a beautiful edition of it!
Snow In Love by Melissa De a Cruz, Nic Stone, Aimee Friedman, and Kasie West
I love a good Christmas anthology, so when I picked this one up I was fully expecting to love it, but it really disappointed me. I loved one of the stories in it but hated the rest. I can 100% see why this book has such mixed reviews. my main complaint about it is that none of the stories were particularly original, they were all very predictable and had unlikeable characters. I also found that for the most part, they didn’t feel festive, which sucked, since that was the whole point of the book. very disappointing.
Snowed In by Rachel Hawthorn
My disappointment with this book started straight away when I discovered that, although constantly advertised as a Christmas book, it is not. At all. It is not set at Christmas, it does not feature Christmas, in fact, Christmas is never even mentioned in it. it is not a Christmas book and I was instantly disappointed. It is also a little bit terrible. I hated every single character. The story was really stupid and I just hated the whole book. it was not what it said that it was and it was just terrible. I was expecting it to be a nice fluffy Christmas romance and it was not. Disappointed doesn’t even cover my feelings about this book.
Ex-mas by Kate Brian
No. just no. I kind of knew what to expect from this book, I just didn’t expect it to be as bad as it was. It was shallow and cringe-inducing and I ended up skimming half of it because I just couldn’t stand it. I hated everything about this book. so much so, that I immediately got rid of it upon finishing it. It was so much worse than I thought that it would be. It somehow managed to disappoint me when I had very low expectations already.
And there we have it. have you ever been disappointed by a book? obviously, I feel like this goes without saying, if you love/enjoy one of these books, that is completely fine and I am not coming after a book you love, these are just my personal opinion. If you hate one of my favorite books, that’s fine. We all have different thoughts and feelings, especially when it comes to books. I hope that you have enjoyed today’s post and I will see you all again very soon.