Top Ten Tuesday – Books I’d Gladly Throw in the Ocean

Hey guys, it’s Tuesday again so it means it’s time for Top Ten Tuesday. Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme that is hosted by Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is books that I’d gladly throw in the ocean.

This was a topic that I enjoyed coming up with the books for, and I found it quite therapeutic. I can also promise that no books were harmed in the making of this list!

Murder Most Unladylike by Robin Stevens


I read Murder Most Unladylike as part of Middle Grade Monthly in 2020, and I really didn’t enjoy it. I had so many issues with the way that certain characters were treated and the bullying that was never addressed by adults. The series may get better in later books but I will not be checking them out.

Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee

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I thought that I would love this book but I just didn’t. Heading into it I had heard nothing but good things, sadly it didn’t live up to the hype for me. I didn’t feel any connection to any of the characters and found all of their choices to be a little bit strange.

This Mortal Coil by Emily Suvada

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This Mortal Coil was another book that I thought I would love for its Science Fiction elements but I just didn’t end up enjoying it. I found the plot to be a little bit boring and guessed the main plot point pretty early on. I was just very disappointed by it.

The Cruel Prince by Holly Black

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I know. this is a book that most people have enjoyed but I really didn’t. I found the plot to be really boring and didn’t like any of the characters. I also couldn’t get past the fact that Carden has a tail.

Dear Evan Hansen by Val Emmich


Dear Evan Hansen is one of my favourite musicals and I thought that I would love the book. Sadly I was disappointed with the storyline and I found that it didn’t really translate well onto the page. There were quite a few added moments that I didn’t feel were really necessary which kept taking me out of the story.

PS I Still Love You by Jenny Han


While I enjoyed the first book in the To All The Boys I’ve Loved series I hated the second one so much so that I DNFed it. It felt as if all of the characters had regressed backwards and had forgotten everything that they learnt in the first book. It also had the trope that I hate the most, miscommunication so it can gladly go in the ocean.

Supernova by Melissa Meyer


I loved this series but was really disappointed by the final book. I wanted so much more from the ending and it all felt a bit boring. I would gladly throw this book in the ocean if it would get me a re-write.

Where She Went by Gayle Foreman


I enjoyed reading If I Stay but I really didn’t see the point of this book. I liked the ambiguous ending of If I Stay and felt that it should have been left the way it was. It was also told from Adam’s POV which I didn’t like.

Still Me by Jojo Moyes

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I absolutely adored Me Before You and it is a story that will always stay with me. But I didn’t see the need for the two sequels that have been released since. I think the story has lost what it used to be about, so I would happily throw the sequels in the ocean.

The Second Shatter Me Trilogy by Taheriah Mafi


I loved the first Shatter Me trilogy, but didn’t see the need for the second trilogy. It undid quite a bit of work that was done in the first half and felt as if we were just reliving the story again. I would gladly throw the second set in the ocean.

There you have it, some of the books that I would gladly throw in the ocean!

23 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday – Books I’d Gladly Throw in the Ocean

  1. Ugh I hated the 2 books after Me Before You. There was literally no need and it completely ruined it for me. Although I am surprised to see The Cruel Prince! I read it recently and I really liked it. You’re right tho, Cardan having a tail was definitely something different 😆 Oh and Ps I Still Love You was also really bad! I didn’t like the first one much either, but the second was another level 😑

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  2. I’ve only read P.S. I Still Love You and Where She Went, and while I didn’t enjoy them as much as their predecessors, I DID actually like the final Lara Jean the best out of all three. 🙂


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