Bookish New Year’s Challenge Day 2
I’ve committed to following the Bookish New Year’s Challenge that Tabatha from Broken Soul Reviews created, and today’s prompt is best and worst reads of 2019. At first I thought it was going to be a rehashing of my favorite and least favorite reads of last year, but when I visited her post for clarification, I realized that I had the idea all wrong. Instead, it’s more of a post about a book that surpassed my expectations and one that didn’t quite live up to the hype.
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
This one had so much hype that I was a bit concerned. However, I had just finished reading Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo, and loved her writing style. Six of Crows was longer, more complex, had a lot more plot lines, and was told from the POV of various characters. I especially loved that the ringleader had a disability but didn’t let it hold him back in any way. The hype was well deserved. You can see my post about it here.
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
When I call this my worst read, I don’t mean that this was a bad book by any means. Personally, I felt that it was just more of an overhyped book than a bad one. While the writing was certainly evocative and a sensory experience, I didn’t really find the book enjoyable. I dragged myself through the book, but I was disappointed by the overall experience. I can definitely respect the author’s creative talent, but it really wasn’t the book for me. My review can be found here.
What were your favorite and least favorite books of 2019?